filtering themselves out

From the “I swear I didn’t make it up” file: The Leo Flesh library in Ohio worked for three months to set up its website. When the big day came and they wanted to access the site, they couldn’t:
‘”There must be a glitch in the system,” [Library Director James] Oda said as he tried again. Again, he was denied access. It was then that Oda realized what had happened. “We banned ourselves,” he said.’
Turns out the library was using a filtering system (Net Nanny) that didn’t care much for the words “flesh” and “public” in the library’s net address: Okay, so maybe this cracks me up so much only because I’ve worked with language filtering systems before.
Piqua’s library has to flesh out its own Web site. Link via MobyLives.


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