Monday, June 20, 2011
If you've read this post, you're familiar with my battle with Websense. Here's an update on the whole fiasco:
I emailed Websense and explained my situation to them. They got back to me a few days later and told me that they'd be reclassifying my site from adu1t c0ntent to "swimsuit/lingerie." OK, not great, but better than being labeled a pr0nographer, I guess. Well, a week later, the network at the office still blocks my site as A.C. On top of that, I ran across two sites that were also erroneously smeared with this label by Websense: sci-fi author JL Bryan's blog, and crime fiction author Paul Bishop's blog. If you click either one of those links, I promise you, you'll fund no pr0n. Websense strikes again. Both blogs are hosted on Blogger. I can only conclude that there's something seriously wrong with Websense's software. It makes me wonder how many other sites are being blocked for no reason.
My solution to this whole situation is to switch hosts. I've been advised on a number of occasions that I ought to consider using Wordpress. I never really gave it much thought, as I'd always been relatively happy with Blogger. But things being what they are, I guess I don't have a choice. I suppose I could switch to another Blogger address, but Websense seems to have an issue with Blogger, so I'll give Wordpress a try.
Last week, I grabbed a Wordpress address. I've spent the last few days transferring things over. You can find my new blog at http://armedrobbery.wordpress.com/. I'll keep this site up for the time being, but my archives have been moved to the new site. Note that comments at the new site will be moderated for first-time posters. I'm not really happy about that, but I really want to keep out the spammers, so it'll have to do until I figure Wordpress out.