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Greyson

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PostSubject: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:30 am

I love mandatory censorship.

I bought a mobile wifi usb modem while I have no broadband for browsing and mail, and much to my surprise the first time I tried to log on to BoB I got a popup saying the site has been blocked due to content inappropriate for under 18's. Well I'm 31, so bugger off I thought, but their automated system would not accept my credit cards as proof of ID, so they asked me to go to my nearest Tmobile shop and bring ID with me - my nearest Tmobile shop is 40 miles away. Lovely. So I tried their regular support lines over the last day or two, and hung up after they kept me on hold for over 20 mins. I gritted my teeth and sat through it today and at 1 hour 15 mins they answered their phone. I may have mentioned my dissatisfaction at that point, and the poor girl on the other end quickly turned off the block so she could get me off her line. So now I can visit the BoB again! Aren't you glad?

I can understand parents needing tools to protect their kids, but I really object to mass censorship just for their sake. They have the kids, let them opt in rather than making everyone else opt out.

/minirant
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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:27 am

At 1 hour 15 minutes I'd be telling them that I'm switching providers, as the value of my 1 hour 15 minutes adds up to more $$ than their monthly bill.

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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:45 am

Yup, definitely would not have been a happy camper at that point.

Anyway, glad you got it worked out and are back on! Cool
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:53 pm

What a world we're creating for ourselves. No

Parenting children is so 1955, we block what we perceive a threats--and so do the companies we choose! Laughing On top of that, the purchaser, who likely had to be over 18 to purchase a product or service (contracts), must go and provide further proof they are who they are to not have service censorship as the default parameter? All because some brilliant group said, "Gosh, some 15-year-old hooligan might have shoplifted this product, and might be using it to look at tobacco products! Well, we can't have that..." Laughing

Companies (and people) really have lost their minds.

Cool
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:38 pm

Yup Kyle, it's a world gone pc mad.

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Doc Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:38 pm

I'm sorry for your runin with bureaucrats, but I must say "Banned in England!" has a certain ring to it as a slogan for this place.

I mean, the UK has daily newspapers with topless women, not to mention a prince running around coked up with his tadger hanging out. So getting banned there is kind of an accomplishment.
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:44 pm

That is utter BS.

Carley Foulkes and Catherine Zeta-Jones need to personally visit you and issue an apology as well as a shoulder rub for putting you through the hassle.
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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:19 pm

I work for Verizon and would be happy to help you switch. Wink

Shameless plug! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Content lock is fun!   Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:57 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Parenting children is so 1955

Parenting is far older. Razz
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