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Re: Site not viewable in China

So what's wrong with pidgeon, or pidgin then - seems innocuous enough to me? 
Why would the Chinese authorities object to it?

I think you're right Roy, it would be useful to have a list of sensitive 


"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> __/ [ Dr John Stockton ] on Monday 27 March 2006 23:19 \__
>> JRS:  In article <e08cgj$316m$3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, dated Mon, 27 Mar
>> 2006 10:48:29 remote, seen in news:uk.net.web.authoring, Roy Schestowitz
>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted :
>>>I can't see anything wrong with the (content of the) site. The only fishy
>>>part is:
>>><meta name="keywords" content="Pest, pest control, Xenex, Rob Fryatt, 
>>>Associates, BPCA, pest management, control de plagas, rodent control, 
>>>control, insect control, termite control. CEPA, rats, mice, ants,
>>>cockroaches, pidgeons   " />
>> The word "pidgeon" is in Chambers' Dictionary as an alternative spelling
>> for "pidgin", with meanings given to which a Chinese Civil Servant with
>> a modest understanding of English might take a dislike.
> ...Might be time to assemble of a lexicon (e.g. newline-separated words) 
> of
> so-called 'sensitive' words, as perceived in the eyes of Chinese 
> moderators
> (or 'grep'). Might be worth sanitising a site from any such words. 
> Exclusion
> from search or even blocking is probably a big punishment given the
> noticeable growth of the Net in the East.
> Best wishes,
> Roy
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