Monday, 19 April 2004

Greenbelt , Tech

How wrong can you be?

I've mentioned before how Festival Dispatches sometimes tickles censorware. I can understand how our mailing might match a "travel dictionary", but today's hit something far more sinister.

A recent e-mail from you has been quarantined by rule Spam cat 1 - Hate Offensive Adult Violence for checking as it may contain inappropriate content.

Violence? How far from Greenbelt's ethos can you be? I'm puzzled over exactly what triggered this. Was it the mis-spelling of "discounted"? Or the inclusion of the phrase "The F-word"? Maybe any mention of religion's enough these days.

Once again I'm convinced such unintelligent filters are of no value at all.

Posted by pab at 15:00