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I've heard that govt anti-porn filters have now blacklisted wordpress.com, is th

  1. government anti-porn filters blacklisted wordpress

    The blog I need help with is rarerecordcollector.net.

  2. You could scroll down the front page and see the 20-30 threads that already exist on the subject.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/cant-access-my-dashboard-or-support-forums?replies=9#post-1689919

    Contact your ISP and get them to whitelist WordPress.com if you are running into this problem.

  3. is this true and what are wordpress doing about it? Surely it's up to them to get all our sites back online and working properly...

  4. No, the sites are all online and working properly. WordPress.com is working fine. Certain internet providers have simply blocked their customers' ability to access them. Pick a better ISP or call them.

    I have talked with several people who have contacted their ISPs, and then the ISPs have whitelisted WordPress.com, and then it's problem solved for the users of that ISP.

  5. Just spent 45 mins with Talktalk support who confirmed they are not blocking WordPress but am far from not convinced!

    I informed them all the problems are identical to last July & Nov when they blocked porn sites and thereby took down our WP blogs.

    What didn't help me now was Chrome would let me in when IE 11 wouldn't and then it to would crash 'cannot load data'. So TT assume it's a browser issue.

    When in blog's admin page I couldn't open up home page or any other posts. It was possible to edit but not save. All exactly as last year.

    So the problem is that's is very intermittent issue at the moment. As today is my only blogging day it leaves me a tad annoyed as don't have time to waste time.

  6. Perhaps you could get around it by using Post By Email or using an offline blog editor, like Windows Live Writer.

  7. The question you have to ask is, why are they blocking? It is most probably illegal content or child porn being uploaded to WP. So, why does WP not monitor this so that this doesn't keep happening? This is not a one-sided problem. It it good that they are addressing child porn, but WP, you need to do your bit too. .

  8. Helpful suggestion Raincoaster but I am trying to tidy up yesterday's post and have main item already in draft. I wanted to get it out this am and do another this pm as today's my full working day to post as much as poss before 3-day weekend.

  9. You closed advisory sticky thread 'Dashboard Errors' has reappeared again and so I contacted TalkTalk to pass them that official information and for escalation to management but they have no means of being able to accept any email copy.

    The support staff checked up about WP and said the issue is with WP software.

    Please advise whomsoever is dealing with this in WP at staff level of this abject performance.

  10. no other option but to host it off wordpress for me, lack of WP input into this topic is abysmal.

  11. katharinetrauger
    Member

    I do so wish WordPress would stop allowing pornography. I'm often "liked" by horrific sites that use children in their content and it disgusts me to realize any of my followers could be lured into that dark oblivion by what they might experience. This is nothing by lack of concern for the users.
    I don't know HOW to self host, or I certainly would do so.
    Pornography, and especially that using children, is illegal here, and should be, everywhere. It is an insult to the beauty of womanhood and is a picture of man's hatred for women. Why is it even allowed?
    Pornography on WordPress? Who would have though? It is not free speech. It is not free speech, at all, when we consider what it costs womanhood.
    No.
    IT IS HATE SPEECH.

  12. WordPress.COM does not allow pornography. Please read the ToS and be aware that no platform with millions of blogs can ever be policed to the point of not having a single sleazeball slipping in porno.

    If you spot a porno blog - please report it!
    Go to the front of the blog and hover over the Admin bar left hand side. Click the "report this content" link and proceed to complete the form.

    A blog that is marked as Mature is excluded from public areas of the WordPress.com service. This means:

    It is not eligible to be featured in Freshly Pressed on the front page of WordPress.com
    It will not appear in global tag listings
    It will not appear in Top Blogs listings, recent posts, or related posts listings on other blogs
    The blog’s users cannot use that URL as a link in their WordPress.com Forums profile

    from http://en.support.wordpress.com/mature-content/

    From the TOS http://en.wordpress.com/tos/
    Please don’t:
    •Post explicit sexual materials that can be considered pornographic, such as explicit images or video of sexual acts or close-up images of genitalia;
    •Post links or banner ads to adult-oriented affiliate networks, such as pornography site signups;
    •Post links, text, or images promoting or advertising escort services;
    •Post images of extreme violence or gore without associated context or commentary;
    •Post images of child pornography;
    •Post content that promotes pedophilia, such as blogs with galleries of images of children where the images, content surrounding the images, or the intent of the blog is sexually suggestive.

  13. This is all in reference to actions taken by the Internet Watch Foundation, and certain British ISPs that use the IWF lists to block content. When we hear about issues with our sites, we do our best to speak up on behalf of our users, but we have nothing to do with the actual blocks on content or the resolution of the issue.

    As timethief noted, we do allow "mature" content, but not pornography, on WordPress.com.

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