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Blogger Blocked

  1. Jul 18, 2006 #1
    Not some blogger, but Blogger, Google's blog site. For two days the Live Bookmarks of a couple of blogs that I follow (one being PF's very own string theorist-in-the-making, Dimitri Terryn) weren't loading (and they still don't!), and I wasn't able to access the site as well. Today, while watching the news on TV, I came across this story. The Indian Government has ordered all ISP's to block certain inflammatory blogs. But it so happens that ISP's have blocked the whole Blogger site. Their reason -

    :grumpy:

    http://www.ibnlive.com/news/censored-govt-signs-out-bloggers/15886-3.html

    Looks like India is trying to compete with China even in blocking websites. :rolleyes:

    Thankfully, there are a few others (http://www.cosmicvariance.com" [Broken], for instance) which I've been able to follow. (But for how long? :uhh: )
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2006 #2

    siddharth

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    They banned yahoo groups last time.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2006 #3
    When was that?
     
  5. Jul 18, 2006 #4
    You could try a proxy server.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2006 #5
    Yes, I think they did mention something along those lines on TV. *Goes off to google info*
     
  7. Jul 18, 2006 #6

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    It was in september 2003.
    http://www.rediff.com/netguide/2003/sep/23yahoo.htm" [Broken]
     
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  8. Jul 18, 2006 #7
    Oh, ok. I don't think I was part of any group back then.
     
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  9. Jul 18, 2006 #8
    Get a free open source blog software and get a host. That is what I did. I'm not saying my blog is inflammatory :uhh:
     
  10. Jul 18, 2006 #9
    This is outrageous! I am suddenly reminded of a quote of the PC game Alpha Centauri

    "Beware of he who seeks to widhold you information...for in his heart he dreams himself your master."
     
  11. Jul 18, 2006 #10
    This is just happening here. I am not able to access Geon Oh's blog,too.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2006 #11
    Yeah, I misread the article. I edited my response, but just too late it seems. I do hope that this will be rectified soon, because it seems that it was never the intention to block the whole domains.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2006 #12
    Here's another report this time from NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/18/world/asia/18cnd-india.html

    Wordpress is still working by the way...(I just put up a preliminary page this morning: http://darkmav.wordpress.com [Broken]) and so is xanga. But for most blogger users who are used to template freedom among other things, it isn't as good...besides we have hundreds of entries there!! :cry:

    Hopefully they will revoke the ban soon...
     
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  16. Jul 20, 2006 #15
    Just noticed that the blogs are back!
     
  17. Jul 20, 2006 #16
    Haha yes, you beat me to it though :tongue2:
     
  18. Jul 20, 2006 #17
    But they've been down (again!) for sometime now. Crazy ISPwalas.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2006 #18
    Oh they're working fine right now (at least from my place). So much for advertisement (lol): http://darkmav.blogspot.com/ and http://darkmav.wordpress.com [Broken] (okay wordpress was never banned and I imported my blogger blog to this account for backup...who knows what they do next!)
     
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  20. Jul 20, 2006 #19
    Can't see your blogspot site, but it looks like you're into topology these days. ;)
     
  21. Jul 20, 2006 #20
    I am not into anything mate, just killing time and reading anything that comes in front of my eyes. :smile: Thats what holidays are for, I guess.
     
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