Update: If you’ve been blocked trying to access Gates of Vienna, please send a screen cap image of the message you received at the moment you were blocked to unspiek (at) chromatism (dot) net. That may help us identify what the issue is.
Over the past few days I’ve posted several times (see here, here,
and here) about the possibility that this site is being blocked by some ISPs, with a special focus in the UK. I asked readers to help crowd-source the data for a research project on the topic, and we have received forty-seven responses so far via email and the comments. A small dataset, but large enough to be of interest.
I’ve reached no definite conclusions yet, so people are welcome to continue providing data. However, the trend seems to indicate that there is no widespread systematic blocking of Gates of Vienna. There were only seven instances of at least partial blocking, and those seem mostly to be of the “You must be 18 years old to enter” variety. Annoying, but still allowing access.
Strangely enough, there are no reports of blocking by the British ISP Sky, despite the fact that blocked.org.uk identifies Sky as blocking us.
And the biggest surprise is that GoV is accessible from Turkey — the Turkish government used to block us.
A full table of the data is below the jump:
|New Zealand||Wellington||CachedNet LLC||No|
|UK||London||London Trust Media||No|
|UK||W. Yorkshire||Virgin Media||No|
|USA||Schenectady, NY||Time Warner||Yes|