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NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:13 PM Reply

I was in the Apple store about an hour ago to get my ipod fixed. I tried to go ln NG from one of the in-store macs, only to find that Apple put in a filter that blacklisted the site under "Pornography." What I dont get is why everyone who manages these filters think that just because it has a couple hentai animations, it's automatically a porn site.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:14 PM Reply

Apple sucks, so who cares.

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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:14 PM Reply

The filters are most likely run by codewords, there's some pretty obscure sites you can't get onto.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:16 PM Reply

windows and android ftw


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:16 PM Reply

Makes sense.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:19 PM Reply

It's not like your supposed to go play games or go on forums on a computer you didn't buy anyways, OP.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:20 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:18 PM, Tramps wrote: It's in the store, obviously they're going to be running off a strict DNS. Why would they want assholes coming into the shop and loading up any kind of pornography? Obviously, NG is by no means a pornographic website but it has content that's inappropriate, so it's blocked in-store.

This.

To be safe, they had to guard off ANYTHING that could be inappropriate. Imagine the shitstorm that would ensue if some kid found something. The media would have a fucking field day.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:22 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:19 PM, Suprememessage wrote: It's not like your supposed to go play games or go on forums on a computer you didn't buy anyways, OP.

No it is.Why not?


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:22 PM Reply

You have to have some intent to find porn on here. It's not like as soon as you go to the portal, buttsex.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:26 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:22 PM, tonypar16 wrote:
At 6/20/12 05:19 PM, Suprememessage wrote: It's not like your supposed to go play games or go on forums on a computer you didn't buy anyways, OP.
No it is.Why not?

Because you're supposed to try the computer out if you're interested in buying it, not to amuse yourself.

It's a store not a playground.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:26 PM Reply

It would be shocking if a site whose history was built upon hentai quizzes and ads for hentai weren't filtered as such. Considering Newgrounds still hosts many adult flashes, of course any good filter would block Newgrounds to keep people from playing Sonic and Mario My Little Pony Super Sprite Battle Hentai Quiz 3 in their store. It obviously works because it stopped you from watching whatever hentai you were about to watch.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:27 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:13 PM, Spretznaz wrote: I was in the Apple store about an hour ago to get my ipod fixed. I tried to go ln NG from one of the in-store macs, only to find that Apple put in a filter that blacklisted the site under "Pornography." What I dont get is why everyone who manages these filters think that just because it has a couple hentai animations, it's automatically a porn site.

Wow. I had to google this just to make sure it wasn't just a repost of an ancient topic. This has happened to NG before on other venues, and has also been complained for the same reason. But the complaints I remember were primarily from when NG was well-known for that cartoon porn. You call it hentai, I'll just call it 2D drawn up cartoon porn.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:31 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:26 PM, Suprememessage wrote:
At 6/20/12 05:22 PM, tonypar16 wrote:
At 6/20/12 05:19 PM, Suprememessage wrote: It's not like your supposed to go play games or go on forums on a computer you didn't buy anyways, OP.
No it is.Why not?
Because you're supposed to try the computer out if you're interested in buying it, not to amuse yourself.

It's a store not a playground.

Are you kidding me?I go all the time to shops with games and computers to play games.Everyone does it.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:32 PM Reply

Just so you know, this wasn't always the case. I used to go on NG from various Apple stores in NYC and Long Island until one day, I saw that it got blocked. Some people have said it's my fault--I refuse to believe that.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:33 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:31 PM, tonypar16 wrote:
At 6/20/12 05:26 PM, Suprememessage wrote:
At 6/20/12 05:22 PM, tonypar16 wrote:
At 6/20/12 05:19 PM, Suprememessage wrote: It's not like your supposed to go play games or go on forums on a computer you didn't buy anyways, OP.
No it is.Why not?
Because you're supposed to try the computer out if you're interested in buying it, not to amuse yourself.

It's a store not a playground.
Are you kidding me?I go all the time to shops with games and computers to play games.Everyone does it.

Just because everyone does it that doesn't mean it was the store's original intention. I'm pretty sure if you do that enough it's loitering anyways.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 05:37 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:33 PM, Suprememessage wrote: Just because everyone does it that doesn't mean it was the store's original intention. I'm pretty sure if you do that enough it's loitering anyways.

I don't spend the whole day there.Also,stores do it so that people can play games and make them want them.Sometimes works for me.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 06:56 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:33 PM, Suprememessage wrote: Just because everyone does it that doesn't mean it was the store's original intention. I'm pretty sure if you do that enough it's loitering anyways.

going on one website on a display computer = illegal

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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 07:05 PM Reply

I get it, they dont want people looking at pornography, even the slightest chance.
So they block every single site that remotely has anything that could be considered pornographic on it
Makes sense if you think about it

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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 07:13 PM Reply

Probably just so some dumbass doesn't put a virus on the store's computer, intentionally or no. OP never specified, so it might not be a default program on that computer, could be a web blocker like websense or whatever it is they use these days.

Still wouldn't buy a a mac though.
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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 07:25 PM Reply

1. They have every right to restrict their own products however the fuck they want. Apple is a company, not a state or institution.
2. Not restricting access to potential porn sites on devices that are out for public display and use in the official stores would be stupid. The filter can just as well be quite broad and it doesn't matter which 'innocent' sites get blocked too, because again, Apple is a company, not a state or institution.

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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:32 PM, GoryBlizzard wrote: Just so you know, this wasn't always the case. I used to go on NG from various Apple stores in NYC and Long Island until one day, I saw that it got blocked. Some people have said it's my fault--I refuse to believe that.

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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 07:30 PM Reply

I tried to go to NG inn school, but it said the site had porn. That is a complete lie! It does not have porn on the front page, porn is in the mature section of animations.


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Response to NG blocked by Apple Jun. 20th, 2012 @ 07:50 PM Reply

At 6/20/12 05:16 PM, tox wrote: windows and android ftw

Amen to that