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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I've Been Filtered! 

Tommy has left me a message stating that WebSense has now deemed me dirty enough to block my URL with their software. For those of you who might not have heard of WebSense, it is a corporate web filtering program that blocks access to those sites that “IT” sees as harmful in some way. They have a URL search tool that I had to register to access, but this is what I came up with:

Adult Content
Database version:
Database date:
25 Jul 2005

There is also a link that I could go to to complain about being added, but of course I won’t do that. I think that the pictures I posted last night and the sex story the night before pretty much guarantee that I would be stuck in that category for good.

So, how do I feel knowing that I have been censored by a piece of software?

On the one hand I want to be angry. How dare they censor me!?! Haven’t they heard of free speech blah blah blah…..

But then on the other hand we have the sensible person who totally understands. Do people who are at work REALLY need to be looking at naked pictures? Should they be reading softcore porn? Probably not. People are getting paid to do their work, not look at nudie pictures! Yes, for the most part I write about harmless things, but I guess the few sex-type posts I make do throw me into the dreaded “adult” category. It’s a companies right in my opinion to filter out anything that they see as unfit or detrimental to employee productivity.
I put up a poll once asking where people accessed this site from and majority of the replies were “from home” which is why I decided to go the more adult route.
It’s not like I write about pressing matters that MUST be read immediately. Waiting until you get home should be fine.

One thing I would like to know is, who decides what is blocked or not? I would imagine that the company has some sort of spider program that searches meta tags etc. I doubt, though it’s possible, that actual people are blocking sites unless they are specifically requested to.

I went through the list of blogs I have over there on the left and WebSense has only blocked me and Alexa. Even Gimme Porn Now and Jock Strap are allowed through the filters. The software is definitely flawed. Kostas Forum is porn forum specializing in anal movies. It comes back as not filtered and uncategorized. TCRF which is a HUGE porn forum comes back listed as not filtered and is in the GAMES category! At least Jane’s Guide is also listed as adult and blocked. After all it IS the gateway to all things porn. I do find it amusing that Tommy and MG are not blocked and they have written some of the most erotic stuff I have ever read. Software, you gotta love it huh?

Oh well, I guess in the end all I can do is laugh. To think that such a major company thinks I am too dirty for the workplace is really pretty funny.
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