Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Jun 16 09:10:13 BST 2010

On 16 June 2010 08:54, Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Very shortly after I received your private message - and I thank you for
> posting your concerns publicly here as I asked you to - I also received
> a message from Alan Pope, Ubuntu Community Council, (whom I do not know)
> telling me to stop posting "inappropriate text and news to...Sounder".

I didn't 'tell', and asked politely.

> I must have missed something, but I don't recall having read something
> to tell me what is appropriate and what is not inappropriate to be
> posted in the offtopic forum called Sounder.

The sign up page for sounder links to the Code of Conduct, and I've
also sent you a link to that document and the mailing list etiquette
page. You may not have seen them before, you have now.

> Our country's current minister for communications, and whatever, is
> trying to push onto our internet users a filter, which the ISPs are to
> install, which would filter out all sorts of things just like the
> article I posted a reference to. One of the URLs which this proposed
> filter will filter out is a URL for a dental practice in our northern
> state of Queensland because....nobody really knows, even the poor
> dentist doesn't know but because his URL is in the "blacklist" any
> person who tries to access his site will be stopped from doing so - and
> that person will be visited by the "authorities" for trying to 'access a
> porno site' or some such.....

This is an international community and whilst the proposed internet
laws of one country may be interesting to citizens of another, this
article really wasn't an appropriate way of illustrating your point.


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