my blog was blocked
Of course. Now we can only wait.
…you’ll be waiting for a while, WordPress doesn’t delete blogs unless they break the TOS. Describing methods of suicide isn’t on the list.
The other is that your beef is with the ISP that is not smart enough to block one or two blogs and not several million
Yes, you are right. Seems we need to deal with our ISP. We’ll try. Thank you.
Folks, I have been dealing with ISP (two ISPs: Beeline and Rostelecom) since Friday.
Beeline tried to piss me off and said it is not their problem, but after a scandal they’ve sent my request to “a person who deal with that”. But I guess they are not going to settle the problem.
The second one answered the same that Trubunsky wrote above (I’ve translated the letter). I’ve just asked them, what was the e-mail address of notification and was it in Russian or in English. But I have not received any answer yet.
Sorry about the problems – but blogs at WordPress.COM only go away for three basic reasons
1) The blog owner deletes the content or the blog
2) A blog violates the Terms of Service and is suspended
3) The blog is the target of a court order to remove / take down served on WordPress.COM
Beyond that people can say almost anything they want in a WordPress.COM blog – anyone that is logged in can visit a blog and file a complaint against a blog – but for action to be taken the blog would need to be in violation of the TOS, and the blog owner has the right also to appeal any suspension
Good luck with the ISP & related problems
auxclass, it is the third reason why those two blogs were prohibited. And not whole blogs, but one post of each. It was a court decision.
We are aware of that. The bottom line is that WordPress.com cannot do anything about this. Only your ISPs can act on this.
But the court would need to serve the warrant against WordPress.COM not your ISP – and WordPress.COM is a U.S. company so they are bound by U.S. laws regarding free speech
Unfortunately for us, auxclass is right about whose problem is this. It is problem of our country, and not WordPress’s :( Russian agencies cannot claim other countries to delete information from the blogs just because they do not like it. :(
I think that all providers (ICP) banned those two sites, which led to a ban on all sites, hosting on wordpress.com which according to the decision Roskomnadzor. Do you believe that we should treat all Russian providers, so that they may be allowed to access our site. in my case, in particular, it is about the site of the Temple … hramotradnoe.ru
Oh, blocking something, instead of talking and explaining things, so that people would come to a good conclusion, is so… typical soviet issue!
Now, some wordpress blogs appear as blocked în Republic of Moldova and Romania as well, because of this. Thie problem occurred to my blog many times (including this morning). Several times, I could not log into wordpress forum, when I wanted to report this. The image of a Russian mobile phone company blocked me accessing many wordpress forum pages.
Yet, those blocked wordpress blogs have nothing to do with Russia, they are not even wrote in Russian, but in Romanian.
Hope the problem will be solved soon.
I think the problem you are having is nothing to do with the Russia ruling, take a look at the rest of the forum threads, everyone everywhere is seeing the same problem. hopefully they will fix it soon.
Do you mean those blogs, which were the targets of blocking? They were in Russian (but those which were in Romanian, English, etc. were blocked as well). And I saw screenshots of those pages “to be deleted”, and they were quite innocent, from my point of view.
Blogs from all over the world are finding that their stats and reader are not working and they are told that they have breached the Terms of Service.
Some people first got redirected to a dodgy looking site, others just saw that it was not working. hopefully the wp.com guys are on the case and will fix it for everyone.
I have received a denial from two ISPs today – Beeline and Rostelecom. My provider was very sad and told they had really tried, but they had an order to block two IPs: those IPs indicated were in the order of authorities.
Yes, I wrote to Russian Agency on Communications too, but have received no answer yet.
I have the good news – one of guilty pages – http://kinomozg.wordpress.com/2005/08/30/это-сильно/, – is deleted by owner. :-) I am working on the second one – http://ettokulinar.wordpress.com/2005/08/31/после-теста-№2-и-первый-уже-не-так-страш/. It was posted in 2005 :-) Ha-ha.
pianolearner, you issue is entirely unrelated to this thread. We experienced a temporary technical problem, and your site was not actually suspended. We’re sorry for any confusion and for the inconvenience.
To everyone else here, we’re doing our best to resolve situation and are in contact with multiple ISPs.
Just to clarify that last bit, we’re doing everything in our power to resolve this, and we really don’t have much power in this situation, as the ISPs were ordered by a Russian government entity to block all 40 million WordPress.com blogs in order to censor what now appears to be just 5 blogs.
You still have a better chance if you approach your ISP as a customer and demand a resolution.
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