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dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
Must write this quickly, as I am not sure how long I will be able to access this site.

In the latest sweep of censorship with regards to sites that can be accessed from computers on board, we have had such sites as ebay and the national lottery barred.

The restrictions have never bothered me before as they were always based at sites that contained sex, violence, etc. But this just seems a bit like big brother :evil:
 
The eBay ban has poxed me off, somewhat. I expect the Slime argument is that you can send and receive e-mails via it. Anyway, I'm sure it's had no effect on morale.
 

dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
Have had a response from IGS support as follows

"MOD as a whole has a particular concern about the use of eBay. These
concerns are that MOD employees are not allowed to trade and more
significantly the, sometimes, inordinate amount of time spent by users
on this site. Whilst the Acceptable Use Policy (JSP740) prohibits the
offering for sale of items and services on commercial auction sites and
warns that personal use must not interfere with official duties; DGInfo
and the 1* DIRGE have directed that all eBay sites be blocked between
the hours of 0630Z - 1800Z."


Shouldn't be too bad for me then as I am currently in Charlie time.
 
dixie_gooner said:
Must write this quickly, as I am not sure how long I will be able to access this site.

In the latest sweep of censorship with regards to sites that can be accessed from computers on board, we have had such sites as ebay and the national lottery barred.

I think this is to do with JSP740 and acceptable use.

Some of the activities that are prohibited are:

Conducting commercial activities
Gaming, lottery or betting
Using commercial auction sites (eg e-bay)

I suppose that hotmail addresses are also used for spamming, so access to these may also be banned.

Edit - Dixie Gooner beat me to a reply. Bah!
 

dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
[quote="TattooDog

Some of the activities that are prohibited are:

Conducting commercial activities
Gaming, lottery or betting
Using commercial auction sites (eg e-bay)


Edit - Dixie Gooner beat me to a reply. Bah![/quote]

Gaming lottery or betting, does this mean I should cancel my sports lottery subscription?
 
dixie_gooner said:
Gaming lottery or betting, does this mean I should cancel my sports lottery subscription?

Interesting one.

Technically, it sounds like you can't check the results online, but you can look them up on the hard copies of Sports Memos! :?
 

Chalky

Lantern Swinger
andym said:
Has someone been selling off floaty things and bits of kit then???

Ah, you'll be referring to the Secretary of State for Defence and his scandalous and highly ill-advised sale of arguably needed hulls?

It wouldn't surprise me if he did use ebay.
 

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