January 22, 2006

USA Today = "questionable content"?

Another blogger on my site attempted to post a hyperlink to a USA Today article in the comments, but was denied -- an "objectionable content: usatoday.com" message appeared. I tried it myself and got the same thing.

Why, of all things, is USA Today considered "objectionable content"? I'm assuming it's a server thing 'cause I don't see where I could block specific domains even if I wanted to.

Posted by Rhodey at January 22, 2006 03:11 AM | TrackBack



Posted by Light & Dark at January 22, 2006 07:16 AM

MT Blacklist. Someone made a booboo. But anyone can go and remove the entry, which I shall do...


Actually, spammers have developed a nasty habit recently; they put good links in with the spam, so the good links get blacklisted along with the bad. They do this purely to annoy people.

Posted by Pixy Misa at January 22, 2006 07:16 AM

Pixy: Your post explains why I couldn't find anything amiss when I checked the Blacklist. Was scratching my head there for a while! We actually managed to post at the same minute even.


Posted by Light & Dark at January 22, 2006 07:36 AM

Yeah, that's exactly it, there's a spammer just today that I added and then realized it added links to valid websites like usat0day.com. I will remove them again.. F#$@ing spammers.

Posted by Oorgo at January 22, 2006 11:06 AM

Thanks, guys! :)

Posted by Rhodey at January 22, 2006 01:25 PM

I had the same problem today with WashingtonPost Dot com. Now, personally I often find their content questionable, but sheesh.

Posted by Gary at January 24, 2006 06:37 PM
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