Apr 2

Websense Came To Its Senses!

Since some of you were getting my jewelry site/blog/etc. tagged as “sex,” I wrote Websense directly and asked why. on. earth. my blog (which rightfully refers to a wine-poached pear as sex-ass; and talks occasionally about pro-choice issues in a non-explicit way) got blocked.

Thank you for writing to Websense.

The sites you submitted are virtually hosted sites that were not in our database.  However, they share an IP address with other sites in our database which caused an unintended overblock.  These sites have been reviewed and categorized accordingly:

http://blog.birdofparadox.com/ – Social Networking and Personal Sites
http://www.birdofparadox.com/ – Shopping
http://birdofparadox.com/ – Shopping

Categorization updates should be available in the next scheduled publication of the database.  A new database is published every business day, five days a week, Pacific Standard Time.

Thank you for your assistance,

The Websense Database Services Staff

Now, I just need to be sure my other subdomains (like shockra.birdofparadox.com), as well as the other domains our side business hosts, aren’t being hit with the “sexual content” stamp of disapproval.

There are 6 Responses

  1. Rock! I can check on them from work tomorrow, as well as any other subdomain you’d like.

  2. FYI – if you’re still on DH, then that might be why too. I moved off of DH about a year and change ago simply because I kept running into these types of problems. :)

    Glad to hear Websense fixed it!

  3. We are on DH still, but the adult content is supposed to be over elsewheres. I hit Websense with a list of every frickin’ domain I have/host. I can understand if they feel PCMS is a hair controversial for workaday browsing, but the content ISN’T sexually explicit, and rawr, I am not a girl to be taken lightly Rawr Rawr.

  4. I didn’t realize you had a shopping site, I’m so not paying attention lately (I was out all last week on business). That’s awesome.

    I was actually thinking about inviting you to join a joint venture later this year, but you are all going on your own :) Congrats!

  5. Okay, I can get to http://blog.birdofparadox.com/ and http://www.birdofparadox.com/ now, as well as shockra.birdofparadox.com, but then I get this:

    Internet use policy restricts access to this web page at this time.

    Reason: The Websense category “Pro-Choice” is filtered.

    URL: http://birdofparadox.com/

    So http://birdofparadox.com/ is not coming up as “shopping.”

  6. Raynbow, the site’s been fully functional since May of last year. I knew I needed a website when my information went out with my Chick Ball donation, so it was one of the first projects Matthew and I put together using WordPress as a Content Management system.

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