Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SOME BASTARD DROPPED A DIME ON US?

When I first opened up Doc40 today I was surprised to be confronted by a Blogger offensive content warning and was locked out of my account and unable to post. Seemingly someone had complained. About what I don’t know. Maybe it’s the politics, maybe it’s Doc’s Paperback Classics, or Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. I’ve noticed in these situations one does not get to face one’s accuser. In fact it’s all a bit cyber-Kafka. I haven’t seen the warning since so maybe it was just a glitch, and, of course, we shall carry on doing just what we’ve been doing.

25 comments:

seeformiles said...

And so say all of us!

(It's better than being labelled "safe" or "nice" though?)

Anonymous said...

WARNING: This site contains rainbows, unicorns and fluffy bunnies!

Joel E said...

I've been reading your blog for many moons and really appreciate ALL of it, from the politics to the paperbacks, and all the performances in between. Don't let the little minds shut you down. Keep on keepin' on, Mick!

The Hound said...

It's when they stop complaining you should worry.
If you're rubbing the assholes the wrong way it means you're doing something right.

Mr Kite said...

Seems to me you're pissing off who needs to be pissed on...keep writing Mick
Love

maximum bob said...

WTF?

Diamond Jim said...

This is what happens when assholes complain to robots.

Anonymous said...

never mind. it's the best way to get more publicity. like me... I just can't resist to click whenever I see that content warning nonsense. looks like hidden charms within... the bastards never understand that censorship causes the opposite. must have been Benedikt Froz-dick XVI.

chuck said...

I never woulda found u without this on a fb link with mona... the warning only hit me once.. when u have to submit personal details proving your over 21 i would start to worry.. nice blog btw :)

Frances Lynn said...

Now you've got a Warning Message on your blog - you don't have to worry about offending anyone!

Drewsus said...

Just another way Big Brother takes hold in everyday life.

Maggie M'Gill said...

Brilliant - take it as a compliment, Mick. Nothing tame here - it's a light in the darkness.

Anonymous said...

MICK!! CHECK THE LINK! Unrelated, but awesome sauce anyhow... well, maybe partially related when it comes to bitch-ass snitches that deserve to get stitches & the powers that be, only in a vague & loosely connected sense though.

http://gamersheep.com/2011/04/anonymous-prepare-for-the-biggest-attack-you-have-ever-witnessed/

George Tee said...

As "Diamond Jim" said. Pay it no heed.

Aleleeinn said...

And I thought you were taking pains to control those words that offend. ;-)
Keep doin' what your doin.
I remain confused. Was the free speech (expletive deleted) guy from Florida what was offensive. r

Aleleeinn said...

Okay, I read the content policy. I see nothing here that would merit the new disclaimer.
Mick, if you find out what you did wrong; let us know.

Mick said...

I strongly suspect that we'll never know. Like I said in the post, this is cyber-Kafka.

(And thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.)

Ian said...

Has to be the anon morons you attracted with the Terry Jones post.

Oh well, now you can wheel out the rough stuff!

hcb said...

Back in the underground with the pervs and true patriots.

You had to go all the way to Brighton to get censored?

Alan Burridge said...

Some people have nothing better to do than complain. It's probably someone wishing they were as perceptive and clever as Mick Farren. Jealousy and envy are for the saddos. Learn to admire!

slinkymalinky said...

Wow. Was not expecting a warning. Ah well, doesn't bother me cos I will continue to read every time anything new is posted and recommend your blog to all my friends. Keep posting please Mick.

Anonymous said...

Won't stop me reading. Carry on with the great work Mick

Anonymous said...

Can't believe it! This is a terrific blog, some people have way too much time on their hands!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, i got the same warning looking at the site today, and ive been coming here for years. damn shocking thing to see too, a sign no doubt the wrong people are getting more and more in charge of the net

Travelling Swedenborg said...

What was it they said about freedom? Encountered by the muggles its likely to scare the shitstaind-pants off them...