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Mark Forsyth 7 Aug 13
Hamlet is banned in the British Library for being violent.
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BL Reference Service
Not any more! We've made adjustments to the filtering software :)
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Mark Forsyth 7 Aug 13
Splendid. Thank you.
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Mark Forsyth 7 Aug 13
I've updated the blog-post.
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BL Reference Service 7 Aug 13
Many thanks :)
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Naomi Colvin 11 Aug 13
you are the UK's National Library. You shouldn't be using filtering software.
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Dan Brickley 11 Aug 13
what do the new filters say? What was the change?
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about:blank 11 Aug 13
No library in the free world should use "filtering software." Obviously.
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WISE Up Action 11 Aug 13
Amen! WHY are you using it ? What an example of the bad dream we're walking into!
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Andreⓐ 11 Aug 13
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Ryan Lackey 11 Aug 13
I generally agree but I also don't want homeless people fapping (which is why US libraries filter).
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Naomi Colvin 11 Aug 13
Are you sure that's why US libraries filter? Also, you need a readers' pass to use BL.
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Andreⓐ 11 Aug 13
The internet doesn't make it impossible to ask people behaving obnoxiously to leave.
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Andreⓐ 11 Aug 13
What's to stop them from keeping a local copy of a porno movie on a laptop and playing it?
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Andreⓐ 11 Aug 13
...or from just whipping it out sans visual input?
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Ryan Lackey 11 Aug 13
I largely avoid US libraries (well, SF) due to obnoxious homeless people, honestly.
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Ryan Lackey 11 Aug 13
whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the "slings and arrows" of outrageous fapping
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Crows before bros 11 Aug 13
Shame, I hear there are books in libraries that teach you not to be a bigot
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Burkhard Schröder 12 Aug 13
STOP CENSORSHIP. Ban filtering software! (No sex and violence, please, we are British?)
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Mark Atwood 12 Aug 13
I have a better idea. Turn the filters off, & let your patrons access the actual real internet.
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