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Google Mirror Beats the Great Firewall of China

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the let-the-whacamole-commence dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "TheNew Scientist has an article about a Google search mirror called elgooG that apparently beats the Chinese firewall to the outside world. It displays all of the text backwards, requiring you to use a mirror to read the text." No big shocker- but imagine how many such mirrors could exist ;)

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288 comments

The ironic thing... (4, Informative)

Kredal (566494) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215473)

is that the mirror site, http://www.alltooflat.com/geeky/elgoog/, is blocked by the copy of Websense used on my network. Heh.

Re:The ironic thing... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215650)

WTF? +5 INFORMATIVE?

Mod parent Overrated.

Just visited the site (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215475)

Looks like it's written in Orc.

ORC - Open Research Compiler ? (1)

elegante (605380) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215516)

Can anyone gimme more info on the above, please ? Thank you !

Flaw in China's firewall. (1)

Krapangor (533950) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215476)

They should only give access to a list of accredited sites. And block all others.
Otherwise they would be fooled endlessly by such simple tricks.

Re:Flaw in China's firewall. (1)

Jeppe Salvesen (101622) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215512)

Do you worry that you may be feeding the Chinese goverment with useful clues about how to censor the internet?

wow! (3, Funny)

mattbland (260913) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215477)

the vertical scroll bar even appears on the left side of my window in IE.

i've even got used to reading the url's backwards.

Re:wow! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215592)

I hope you enjoy being rooted by Chinese script kiddies. Don't believe me? 18 gaping holes [pivx.com] in MS's pride and joy, IE. That's what you get for not using a Gecko-based browser or Opera.

The site got slashdotted (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215480)

anybody have a mirror?

Re:The site got slashdotted (3, Funny)

WEFUNK (471506) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215497)

Actually...

It just got "dettodhsals"!

Re:The site got slashdotted (1)

cormster (314629) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215530)

Use the back of a cd ;)

preferably not a cd-r either, like the one i have makes everything look green :/

Re:The site got slashdotted (2, Interesting)

kasperd (592156) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215546)

Not yet. I actually suceeded in a search there. Of course when doing my first search I forgot to write the words backwards.

But I actually found a detail they didn't get working right. Though every word is written backwards, they didn't get every letter mirrored. So looking at the page through a mirror is not going to give the right result.

Re:The site got slashdotted (1)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215624)

Yah, I just tried it, when you use a mirror, the letters are in the right order, but they're backwards,, To do it properly, they'd need to replace all the letters with graphics, and that could take a loonnnnnnng time to load/render...however, using several mirrors, i'm quite sure it would be possible to make it look right, but personally, i can read it fine as it is. Reece,

Heh... (1)

nant (534932) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215481)

Sweet.

!thgir lla (2, Funny)

Newer Guy (520108) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215483)

!doog pu me' kcuf

Re:!thgir lla (2, Funny)

Loligo (12021) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215534)

!doog pu me' kcuf<

. .SEOHS NWOLC gnikcuf si anihC .sessa diputs rieht pu meht kcuF.

(htimS niveK ot sporp etairporppa)

l-

Good, except... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215485)

That's great it displays text backwards and all, but mirrors don't reverse the order text. Make yourself a nice big "R" and hold it in front of a mirror. See the difference?

If you use a mirror to read this google mirror you are going to see the letters in the right order, but they are all going to be backwards!

Re:Good, except... (1)

bnoise (214554) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215545)

This gives an interesting effect to the )parenthesis( and ]other[ similar }characters{ :-)

Re:Good, except... (1)

Loligo (12021) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215559)


>This gives an interesting effect to the )
>parenthesis( and ]other[ similar }characters{ :-)

No, actually it doesn't.

-l

Re:Good, except... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215613)

>>This gives an interesting effect to the )
>>parenthesis( and ]other[ similar }characters{ :-)

>No, actually it doesn't.

Yes, actually it does. At the 'mirror' site, the letter *order* is reversed, but individual letters themselves are not, unless your browser is displaying some kind of "backward letter" font.

As it appears in my browser, the letter order is reversed, causing the letters in each word to appear in correct order when viewed in a mirror, but the individual letters are backwards.

Take about one second... (0, Troll)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215569)

...and look at the site, jackass. The letters are backwards. It looks perfect in a mirror. Jesus Christ. Talk about lazy.

Re:Take about one second... (3, Informative)

AirLace (86148) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215585)

What browser are you using? The characters are normal (not mirrored) in MSIE 6 and Mozilla 1.1.

Re:Take about one second... (3, Interesting)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215656)

It seems that it works backwards if your computer has a compatable backwards font installed, no idea why any one (until now) would have one tho,,,

Re:Good, except... (1)

mestar (121800) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215663)

you can try it with a CD. not everyone has a mirror aroung the desk, but everyone has a CD for sure.

heh. (1)

seriousness (603060) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215488)

did you realise that you also had to put your query in backwards...what a slut. can anyone tell me how they made the scroll bar appear on the left hand side (in ie6)? i'm too lazy to work it out for myself.

Re:heh. (1)

cioxx (456323) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215543)

Put this into the tag.
dir=rtl
So it looks like
<body dir=rtl>
This attribute is used to indicate the directionality of the flow of the content, comes in handly with ass-backwards languages like Hibrew and Persian.

Hope that helps.

Re:heh. (1)

Steve Franklin (142698) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215605)

Hebrew is not "ass-backwards." There is nothing inherently correct about writing from left to right. Neither is there any historical precedence. The original Phoenician script was written both ways. You got to the end of the line, you dropped down and continued writing in the opposite direction. Languages using derivative alphabets soon went to single directional script. They diverged at this point, some adopting left to right, some adopting right to left.

Re:heh. (1)

seriousness (603060) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215618)

heheheheh...interesting....this may come in handy...although it tends to rape pretty much any 'normal' page layout..oh well. thanks.

Re:heh. (2)

frleong (241095) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215648)

Use <body dir="rtl">. Used for arabic and middle-east languages.

Mirror Site.. litterally (1)

Smidge204 (605297) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215489)

Well, that's one unique way to get past filters. Good for them!

The government is trying very hard to keep the people ignorant so they can maintain control. Sooner or later, of course, they'll become smart enough to realise their government is screwing them over. The the sh*t hits the fan... ...I somehow don't think that would be an all-around good thing in the short run. China has a history of being extraordinarily brutal towards protestors and rebels. But it certaintly would be a major step for democracy and freedom all-around.
=Smidge=

Re:Mirror Site.. litterally (1)

FooBarWidget (556006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215527)

You're acting as if all Chinese are brainwashed or something.

Oh wait, you truly believe that. I guess it's no use trying to argue with you, farewall.

Re:Mirror Site.. litterally (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215551)

You are brainwashed, you dirty communist slant. Rearn some Engrish before postie.

the Google cache is what the Chinese hated (3, Insightful)

DABANSHEE (154661) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215532)

The Chinese don't give a fuck about the Google search page, or the results page either.

They're being blocked simply as collateral damage, the target of the Chinese filters is the google cache.

You see people were using the Google cache to gain axcess to Google's mirrors of sites that the Chinese were blocking, such as Tibet.org

Using this silly mirrored Google mirror site gains nothing you click any of the 'dehcaC' (cache) hyperlinks on its result pages & you end up on the standard Google cache pages which are still blocked.

Re:the Google cache is what the Chinese hated (1)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215662)

They should create a script that flips these pages, then delivers them too,,, but then, they would most likley get blocked also, :S, hmm, sounds like a lose/lose situation, Reece

Re:Google Mirror (2, Informative)

rmohr02 (208447) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215493)

When you input a search term it has to be backwards as well, and I've never mastered the art of typing backwards. So if you suddenly forget the url for /., you have to type in "todhsals" at this mirror to find it.

Re:Google Mirror (2)

WEFUNK (471506) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215582)

One way to do it is to alternate typing your letters with your left hand, and hitting the left-arrow key with your right hand.

So s-left-l-left-a-left-s-left-h-left-d-left-o-left-t becomes "todhsals". You can type backwards pretty quickly this way, but it's probably also a good way to get repetitive stress syndrome so I wouldn't really recommend it to any aspiring Leonardo da Vinci's.

I wonder how it works for Chinese since it's traditionally written from the bottom of the page, starting on the right hand side. Do they do even have this functionality on computers?

This backward writing technology (1)

vegetablespork (575101) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215494)

may not be as much help in defeating oppressive filters in Arabic speaking countries.

excellent editing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215495)

slashdot strikes back with high quality of editing.. it's only 5 days [slashdot.org] since slashdot reported that the rumors of chinese blocking of google were false..

Re:excellent editing (5, Insightful)

WEFUNK (471506) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215640)

it's only 5 days since slashdot reported that the rumors of chinese blocking of google were false..

Maybe I'm feeding a troll, but it's only 2 days since CNN [cnn.com] reported that AltaVista has now been blocked in a addition to Google. Also, it's actually been 5 days since most of the Slashdot readers in China disagreed with the anonymous poster who claimed the initial reports were false.

S/W mirror (2)

mikewas (119762) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215498)

So who is writing code for an OS mirror program? What a great idea for a browser plugin, a plugin that re-mirrors the text on the user's display so it can be read.

Re:S/W mirror (1)

cioxx (456323) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215572)

I'll do it tonight, if I have time.

Heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215500)

I did a search, and hit enter as normal, but the 'I'm feeling lucky' button is now the default!

Re:Heh (1)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215660)

I did the same thing,, lol :), a very odd effect :) Reece,

Mirror? (1)

keiferb (267153) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215505)

It looks like the actual text is just reversed, not mirrored. Holding a mirror up to this won't make it much easier to read.

Re:Mirror? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215526)

Hmmm - I wonder if there is a font out there that has all the characters mirrored? :)

Re:Mirror? (1)

Steve Franklin (142698) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215564)

You could probably put something together using Unicode, especially if you stuck to capitals. Cyrillic has a letter that looks like a reversed R.

Re:Mirror? (1)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215584)

Did you click on the link in the article? Looks like a perfect fucking mirror to me. Hang on, I'll get a mirror. Yup. Perfect.

Re:Mirror? (1)

Reece400 (584378) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215676)

It works on some ppl's computers, but not most,, i can only guess that you must have some backwards font on ur computers or something,,, Reece,

Using a mirror to read isn't that helpful (1)

azzy (86427) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215506)

The words are backwards.. but the letters are not.. so if you use a mirror, the words become forwards and the letters backwards. So might as well just not use a mirror.

Re:Using a mirror to read isn't that helpful (1)

NineNine (235196) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215595)


The words are backwards.. but the letters are not.. so if you use a mirror, the words become forwards and the letters backwards. So might as well just not use a mirror.
--
Azrael - The Angel of Death
posted with: Mozilla 1.0


That's why the letters aren't backwards... Yet another DHTML style that Mozilla doesn't support. Gee, what a GREAT browser!

...woW (1)

RedWolves2 (84305) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215507)

!looc si tahT

Re:...woW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215632)

!seeniew era sreenigne llawerif esenihC

Re:...woW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215638)

Crap! It's !seineew.

Chinese written backwards too... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215508)

Fu Kin To Ei Si

I'm surprised! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215511)


nobody did a

!!!!tsop tsrip

!!!sretlif ssenemal on emit siht dnA

Drugs (1)

ipX420 (607039) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215515)

Type in 'drugs' LOL, how astonishingly appropriate.

Re:Drugs (1)

jimbo3123 (320148) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215538)

LoL, That's pretty funny!

like a Led Zep record... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215588)

Makes me want to surf for hidden backwards messages... Paul is dead, etc.

Nice site and all (-1)

Klerck (213193) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215518)

But everything is backwards and unreadable. What gives?!

Google is like Napster or Kazaa (-1, Troll)

HanzoSan (251665) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215519)



In the USA we are busy trying to censor Napster,Kazaa and programs that are peer to peer.

We are no better than China.

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215531)

Want Linux games? Yeah, but native only....... *grrrrrrrr*

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (1)

theefer (467185) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215562)

I'm sorry but Napster & Kazaa can be used to trade illegal files (some are legal, I know).

Google is not illegal, it's just a search engine.

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (2)

Henry V .009 (518000) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215577)

I'm sorry but Google can be used to find illegal files (some are legal, I know).

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (2)

Angry White Guy (521337) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215636)

It's not illegal here. China doesn't follow the same rules.
Google has exactly the same effect as Napster does. Sure it may link to legal content, but it also links to illegal content.
Just stop thinking that your way is right for one minute, and make a rational judgement. You may disagree with the policy of China, but it is their policy. You can scream all you want, but unless you are willing to bring in one billion immigrants into your country, it's a very moot point. It's illegal content until the government says otherwise, and if it's that big of an issue to them, then the chinese proletariate should revolt.
As for government policy, at least they're only blocking content, rather than macarthy-esque witch hunts to bring down the capitolist dogs who would dare circumvent these controls.

It never ceases to amaze me how often economics impedes humanitarian issues. Why can't any country in the world do something completely benevolant? It's not that hard...

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215573)

There's a big differance between government censorship and private industry lawsuits.

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (1)

OrangeSpyderMan (589635) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215609)

In the USA we are busy trying to censor Napster,Kazaa and programs that are peer to peer.

In theory, yes. However only in theory. The difference lies in what is considered illegal. File sharing is considered illegal in the USA because it infringes the rights of the person who created what you are sharing, and does so in all circumstances except where that person has given explicit right to redistribute (think GPL), whether that person be a large multinational (Microsoft) or some poor bloke coding in his basement. The US government has a duty to protect the interests of the copyright holders, in exactly the same way that it has a duty to protect the right to share files that are meant to be shared, for example GPLed code, or BSD license code. They are not trying to stop you sharing, they are trying to stop you sharing what you are not supposed to share. The fact that people may consider that the US government exercises the protection unfairly is a different matter, but you at least have the right to say so.

In China free speech is considered illegal because it might harm the governing few. Think this is unfair? Tough. Say this is unfair? Go to jail.

I'll agree that things don't always happen as planned, but if peer to peer networks never got their hands dirty sharing things that people didn't have the right to share, they would never ever have attracted the wrath of the RIAA and MPAA, or at least not in such a way. Back in the days, anonymous FTP sites never interested anyone because 99% of what was on them was "free" anyway. The reason that p2p networks are targeted is simply because 99% of what is "shared" on them shouldn't be.

Re:Google is like Napster or Kazaa (2, Insightful)

Trane Francks (10459) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215630)

> In the USA we are busy trying to censor
> Napster,Kazaa and programs that are peer to peer.

Had Napster and Kazaa been only used to trade scans of artwork made by children in reverence of their loving parents, no censorship would have taken place. As soon as these peer-to-peer networks were used to pass copyrighted material in a fashion that stepped outside the typical fair-use bounds, the hammer fell.

This isn't the same deal and you make a mockery of the issue of absolute censorship when you try to make the illegal distribution/procurement of copyrighted material equivalent to keeping a country's population potentially ignorant of a great many truths.

Google is nothing like Napster or Kazaa. Google is a snapshot of the free world, full of news, information and inflammatory, asshole-written comments. The people of China are being *deprived of the right to decide for themselves what is relevent*. It is a ploy by the Chinese government to maintain ignorance in the population, thereby making the population easier to control.

Are you more ignorant of the world if you can't download the latest Britney single for free, depriving poor, poor Britney the royalties due because you appreciate her tight little ass? I highly doubt it, mate.

DMCA Violation (1)

ripicheep (119030) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215521)

This is in fact an encrypted Google site, and by using a mirror, you are circumventing the encryption scheme. CEASE AND DESIST NOW before the police come a knocking.

Seriously though, this is a good reminder that there are billions of people on this planet that don't have the right to freely share ideas. Kind of makes me think that stories about not being able to share movies via p2p cheapen the name "Your Rights Online".

Haxor Baxwrd? (1)

seen2much (576446) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215537)

The Language tools options is really bizarre. reading l33t speak can be hard. not to mention reading it backwards [alltooflat.com] .

That's Nothing! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215539)

I can beat the great Slashdot IP wall with AOL's proxy server.

Not only that, but I can suck 14-year-old boy dick in the process. Yum!

Not a real mirror (2, Informative)

freedumb_ (162135) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215542)

This is not a real Google mirror. The site will forward you to other (advertising partner) sites on certain keywords. I've tried "love" und "sex" (normal and reverse) and I am sure there are more.

Re:Not a real mirror (1)

gabebear (251933) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215652)

I don't think your right, somehow on certain browsers they made the "Google Search" button default, but on other browsers the "I'm feeling lucky button is default. The "I'm feeling lucky takes you directly to the first result.

I tried searching for xes and sex and it worked exactly the same as google, well not the same, but exactly opposite.

Use 2 mirrors for regular Google (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215548)

Regular google requires two mirrors to read it.

Too bad chinese can't get to /. (1)

billcopc (196330) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215553)

If all the ISP's over there are government-run, then couldn't they theoretically order satellite service from america (or anywhere else), and bypass the gov't ? Sure, 200ms first hop would be killer, but it's still better than the pathetic mind-fucking experience the gov't calls "their internet".

Re:Too bad chinese can't get to /. (2)

FyRE666 (263011) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215568)

but it's still better than the pathetic mind-fucking experience the gov't calls "their internet".

You realise that statement could apply to just about any country...

Re:Too bad chinese can't get to /. (1)

cioxx (456323) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215599)

If all the ISP's over there are government-run, then couldn't they theoretically order satellite service from america (or anywhere else), and bypass the gov't ? Sure, 200ms first hop would be killer, but it's still better than the pathetic mind-fucking experience the gov't calls "their internet".


The question that comes to mind is "WHY?"

Think about it. 99% of /. readers would have zero trouble accessing any blocked content via proxies. I doubt there are people in China and are willing to read slashdot or search google, and can't because of stupid internet filters. Those filters are put in place for the general point-and-click population. I seriously doubt chinese /. crowd is part of that demographic.

Backwords (1)

Erik K. Veland (574016) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215554)

Reminds me of the old April's Fools-extension that ran on Classic Mac OS. It would reverse any text on your whole system, even as you typed.

The site should provide fonts... (1)

deragon (112986) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215557)

Nice, but the site should provide mirrored fonts. The letters themselves are not mirrored, so they look weird when looking trough a mirror.

It would be more impressive... (1)

cwry (323706) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215560)

if the images section search results returned true mirrored images :-)

Also, In the web section you have to enter results backwards, but in the images section you have to enter them forwards.

Pig Latin (1)

FJ (18034) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215567)

Next, we'll have the pig latin mirror.

Re:Pig Latin (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215617)

already done [google.com] ...though not a mirror, just a Google language setting

a mirror will not quite work... (3, Redundant)

deander2 (26173) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215579)


The flow of the text is reversed, but not the letters themselves. So if you look at this site in the mirror, the letters will all be in the correct order, but themselves appear reversed.

Ah-ha said Captian Nitpick! ;)

Article slashdotted! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215583)

Here's a mirror [perkins-observatory.org] !

Publicity (1)

Mike_K (138858) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215586)

That's great. So let's publicize this mirror, so the government can block it. Perfect. I'll bet that's exactly what the mirror's creators wanted.

m

Site's a little slow... (1)

hprotagonist0 (312387) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215587)

It's apparently suffering from the todhsals effect.

beyond mirrors (1)

xlation (228159) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215600)

Mirrors are wonderful things. My employer was blocking access to a
page about the Slutzky Theorom (I wonder how that got on their
blacklist) but thanks to Google's cache I could actually find the
information I needed to do my job. The problem that remains for both
the Chinese people and cube-dwelling peons like myself is that those
in power control the access point to the net and can monitor activity
as well as block content.

Wouldn't it be nice to have access to real wireless connectivity that
was not controlled by the local government (or boss) much like an Internet
version of Radio Free Europe.

Ok, but what I really want to know is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215607)

When is someone going to post a mirror to monitor attachment hack?

More censorship information (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215608)

version 1.3, (last updated 1st August 2002) [slashdot.org]

Note to moderators : Do not moderate this post down, if you do then you support the editors stance on censorship and you support the end of free speech and support evil organisations like Microsoft, RIAA, MPAA and laws like the CBTBA and DMCA. Moderating this post will only waste mod points, and will not work!

Sign this petition, let your voice be heard! [petitiononline.com]

Slashdot is using censorship! It is trying to eridicate free and open discussion like we know slashdot to be, it has the following RESTRICTIONS in place to Censor you

They claim they don't, but they do, wonder why their are so many trolls, crapflooders and lamers on slashdot, because they are fighting for their rights! Slashdot is trying to silence the trolls. Remove the filters, the trolls get bored, and slashdot will be troll free!

  • Lameness filters (It blocks a lot of legitmate posts)
  • Unnessary posting delays. Hasnt taco learned to touch type? A lot of posts are typed in less than 20 seconds and it is a ANNOYING DELAY! 2 minute ban? Come on, so some are faster then others, big deal, some people have more to say than others
  • Broken moderation system, The whole point is to sort the gems from the crap, yet a lot of posts designed to make a LIVELY DISCUSSION are MODERATED as flamebait! Come on, not everyone likes X, but just because some one bashes it dosent mean its Flamebait. Flame bait is more useful for DIRECT INSULTS and not legitmate discussions.

The "troll" moderation reason is fragmented and broken, why? Because they are trying to use an obsolete usenet term on a realtime discussion, "trolls" can cover a huge blanket of ideas.
  • Crapfloods, a meaningless flood of random letters or text, which the lameness filter does a crappy job at trying to stop, besides trolls have written tools using the opensource slashcode to generate crapfloods which bypass the filter
  • Links to offensive websites, the most common one is known a http://www.goatse.cx, a awful site which shows a bleeding anus being stretched on the front page. Trolls sneak these links in by posting messages that look legitimate, but infact are sneaky redirects to the site. Common examples include rd.yahoo.com, www.linux-kernel.tk, goatsex.cjb.net, and googles "Im feeling lucky".
  • Trying to break slashdot, this is actually a good thing, as it helps test slashdot for bugs. Famous examples include the goatse.cx javascript pop-up, the pagewidening post and the browser crashing post!

Subnet banning, this bans a user unless they email jamie macarthy with their mp5ed ipids. This is unfair, and banning a subnet BLOCKS A WHOLE ISP SOMETIMES, and not that individual user! This can cause chaos! But real trolls use annoymous proxys to get around this so THIS JUST BANS LEGITMATE USERS! Also, they are trying to censor some anoymous proxies, mainly from countrys like africa, so this yet more DISCRIMINATION! If you try and post before the ban is over it gets extended.

Pink page of Death, This censors people who use legitmate proxys or firewalls. It also blocks serivces like CgiProxy and filters like t'inator.

The Bitchslap! An unethical punishment which is applied to moderators who fight censorship against this site! In addition the Editors use their un-limited mod points to create a communist style censored discussion on slashdot! This one sided discussion makes trolls more determined

But, the issue that concerens us the most, is the COMMENT QUOTA. A discrimatory system that stiffles discussion, cripples the community and will ultimateley destroy slashdot unless it is removed! Annoymous cowards are allowed only 10 posts a day! This is unethical! Users with negative karma only get two! That is DISCRIMINATION! How would you like to only be able to speak once a day, just because of the color of your skin. That would be racism, and slashdot is discrimitating on people just because of a negative number in a database! BOYCOTT SLASHDOT! LET THEM DIE!

We wan't these stupid useless restrictions REMOVED! This comment will be posted again and again until it does!

Inportant imformation for users
Boycott slashdot, they are pissing over their community, they are becoming like the RIAA and MICROSOFT! Do NOT TOLERATE THIS SHIT! Here are some real news for nerds sites. We don't need slashdot, slashdot deserves to die!

MSNBC [msnbc.com]
BBC NEWS [bbc.co.uk]
News.com [com.com]
Linux online [linux.org]
Linux daily news network [linuxdailynews.net]
Weird news from dailyrotten.com [dailyrotten.com]
Trollaxor, news for trolls, they are real people too! [trollaxor.com]
CNN.com [cnn.com]
New york times (free registration required) [nytimes.com]
LINUX.com [linux.com]
News forge [newsforge.net]
K5 [kuro5hin.org]
Mandrake forum [mandrakeforum.com]
Toms hardware [tomshardware.com]
The register [theregister.co.uk]
Kde dot news [kde.org]
The linux kernel Archives [kernel..org]
Adequecy [adequacy.org]
Xfree86.org [xfree86.org]

There are hundreds more, But this is where slashdot STEALS THE MAJORITY OF its "news" from.

Proxy sites
Anti proxy [antiproxy.com]
Jmarshalls Cgiproxy,which has been pink paged! [jmarshall.com]

Infamous Trolls
Wipo Troll [50megs.com]
Klerck [klerck.org]

Punish them, here are their emails, spam them, flame them goatse them!
Rob malda [mailto]
Jamie Macarthy [mailto]
ChrisD [mailto]
Hemos [mailto]
Micheal [mailto]
Pudge [mailto]

The others ones apperantly dont have an e-mail, probably because ROB MALDA IS PRETENDING HE IS JOHN KATZ.

Thank you for reading this, please feel free to repost this information, please reply to add your comments, fight slashdot and its CENSORSHIP

Don't forget to sign the petition!

Signed your pedo-tition ;) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215659)

Keep fighting the good fight. I hate the IP block and quota shit, but I'll fight it 'till the proxies go out and the fake e-mail accounts dry up and Palladium takes over my PC - only THEN will I admit defeat.

Ugh. (1)

Powercntrl (458442) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215611)

This reminds me of back on AOL around '96 when everyone used stupid VB programs to turn everything they wrote into 1337-speak automatically. Most of the programs could also reverse or AlT CaP as well. Yuck. Bad memories.

It doesn't work for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215615)

I searched for racecar & the results where not backwards. What gives?

whoah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215626)

Wow.. I just tried to hit www.google.com (i'm in shanghai).. and it resolves to different IPs (seems to be round-robining them.. all are search engines (I think .. can't tell tho 'cuz they're in chinese..)

Here's the most recent one...
http://216.40.213.75/

a slight annoyance (1)

Senator_B (605588) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215628)

after you go to all the trouble of typing your search query backwards, hitting enter still uses the button on the left, which is the "I'm feeling lucky" button. Not that its much trouble to go and click the search button.

now we just have to pray... (1)

Senator_B (605588) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215633)

... that the chinese government officials don't read slashdot

Watch this. (3, Interesting)

cioxx (456323) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215634)

Fun with IP protocols.

Slashdot - 1075594134 [1075594134]

Google - 3639550820 [3639550820]

Wonder if that would beat the Firewall also.

Discuss. ;)

Heh, check this out... (1)

Jetifi (188285) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215637)

Search on the mirror for ''testing''.

Search on google for ''esreveR nI gnitseT''

The same site is #1 in both results...

Other choices (3, Informative)

Nept (21497) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215645)

better than elgoog:

Google Labs [google.com] - allows full searches, can circumvent firewall

Soap Client for Google Searches [soapclient.com]

Google Groups [google.com] - still accessible for usenet searching.

My eyes! My eyes! (1)

Dead_Smiley (49033) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215646)

That is just too freaky...

hehe

My ISP supporting China? (1)

kasperd (592156) | more than 11 years ago | (#4215653)

Right after reading this article by pure coincidence I just spotted a label on the USB cable that came with the cable modem from my ISP: "MADE IN CHINA".

Give it up for the trolls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4215661)

Slashdot tries so hard to get rid of us.
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