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Codex blocked from China? (14 posts)

  1. walterhutchens
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been unable to access the WP codex from Beijing for several days (and never tried before that).

    I can however access the support forum (obviously) and the old wiki.

    Anyone have similar problems?

    The govt. does often blockstuff here (you can use Blogger or Typepad to post from here, for example, but cannot see sites hosted by sixapart or at blogspot.com. Leninist don't like uncontrollable content, but why on earth would they block the WP codex?

  2. error
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Based on some testing it seems that the codex is indeed blocked from China. I can't begin to guess why.

  3. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ask the Chinese government, they're good at screwing that stuff up.

  4. Time to move outta that crazy country? :P

  5. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Matt mentioned at the meetup that the problem could be that the codex is hosted on a similar block as geocities and is hosted by yahoo, so that could be why its blocked.

  6. eveums
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  7. walterhutchens
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    YES, I am able to access those pages. Didn't know about them, THANKS! That proivdes a workaround the blocked Codex.

    Thanks for everybody's help and esp to Podz for the work to provide this alt. access---lifesaver for me!

    For anybody interested in the repulsive and sometimes clumsy efforts of the PRC govt to control the net, check out:

    http://www.opennetinitiative.net/studies/china/

  8. blndcat
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My friend in Shanghai has been having problems too. And I directed him to the Podz's pdf files but apparently the project is dead and the files aren't available any more.

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/T2/archives/2005/09/22/codex-and-pdf-i-killed-it/

    Walter, just wondering that post was made in Sept but you said you could access the pages on 20th Oct, how did you manage to?

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.zen77857.zen.co.uk/docs/

    http://www.zen77857.zen.co.uk/zips/

    These docs were current as of 8 August 2005. Some information may have been superceded.

    There you go :)

  10. blndcat
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks podz! I'll inform my friend.
    btw it is a great pity that the project didn't get enough support to continue.

  11. chinamanx
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the help guys. I'm pretty new to blogging and wordpress and have the codex blocked is a huge bummer.
    It is frustrating being in China and having to accept the filtering situation. Oh well.

  12. chinaman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    try http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html

    it will do the trick

  13. szpunk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am in ShenZhen,cannot direct access WP codex half a years;but you can use Tor to access those GFWed site.

    More info:

    http://tor.freehaven.net/

    http://www.quakemachine.com/blog/software/22/

  14. chinamanx
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Codex is definitely the bomb! I can now access it using a combination of ways mentioned aboved :) so thanks for all your help. If there was a book version available, I'd probably use it for bedtime reading to.

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