Opera Web Browser == Pornography?
For part of the current “AJAXing” series, I had to reinstall Opera on my machine. I’m pretty used to the Evil Stop Sign of Despair, but this really got me laughing…
Now, our filter is supposed to evaluate files AND domains, so it should work. In addition, come on, it’s Opera—they wouldn’t be hosting on porn sites.
So, Augemedia, who claims to be “Defying standards since 1989” and is the primary host for US downloads appears to be based out Germany; cool enough.
They have several projects going on…
- Warring Factions – a MMO strategy game. No problems there.
- Bay Dream Templates – Template design for online auctions. Neat.
And then the one that MAY just be why the filter caught it.
- Kiss Chance – Adult Dating and Swinger Site.
:D HA! Yeah, that probably doesn’t make it through K-12 filtering, but what’s odd is that the “project” isn’t even hosted on the www.augemedia.de domain, but on it’s own domain. What’s even more ironic is that going directly to that domain DOES get through the filter. ROFL.
So, I tried three more downloads—and all three were blocked for pornography (I didn’t take the time to “look” at the sites). I finally found downloaded it directly from the Opera Software link and it worked like a champ.
So, a note to the filtering experts out there—maybe a bit of due dilligence on where “bad” content is and where it REALLY is would be in order?🙂
To Opera—what kind of “special payments” are you getting for hosting anyway? Hah.🙂