The very excellent FilteringFacts site has a page of test-it-yourself links, where you can see how various companies classify various sites. So Laban's had a look to see what various filtering companies make of the blog :
Blue Coat : "Media/News"
Cleanfeed seems to be defunct - a/c/t Wikipedia it now only targets dodgy images, but I couldn't find a site.
Fortinet : Category: Society and Lifestyles
Netsweeper : Journals and Blogs, Category result okay
Secure Computing : Hate site. I've mailed them and left feedback to ask why. There's also a 'Reputation' tag, whate'r that be - mine is currently 'Neutral'.
I see they're now owned by McAfee.
OpenDNS - I presume this is one of those co-operative open source endeavours - Hmmm.
It's 'Tagged for Review' and the 'Screenshot may be offensive' !
Someone called sesom, who has apparently submitted over 390,000 domains (must be a busy boy), has flagged it as a hate site. And someone calling themselves therossfamily has recently flagged the site as Adware, Forums/messageboards, Parked Domains, Lingerie/Bikini, Nudity and Pornography as well as the more reasonable Politics. I think someone's being malicious.
This is one of those Wiki-like sites where moderators have influence and votes also count. I've signed up and objected to the tags - we shall see.
SurfControl : "categorized as Blogs & Forums"
Websense : not sure, because you actually have to register and download an evaluation copy of the software. Anybody got one and can tell me what the site's categorised as ? But a/c/t Wikipedia Websense now own SurfControl, and I'm kosher/halal/cushti on that.
A fair few of my posts are devoted to liberal idiocy, and its effects upon (among other things) people's free speech. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised to find myself a target. Perhaps it means I'm getting up the right noses.
What do you think ?
UPDATE - I guess shooting the messenger or attempting to silence those voicing inconvenient truths is a long and dishonourable tradition.
"The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall forever,
But if you break the bloody glass you won't hold up the weather"