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davorg (18)

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Tuesday January 15, 2002
02:53 PM

Not Tasteless

[ #2152 ]

Well that was easy. Web Sense sent me an email this morning saying that my web site had been "added to our database under the wrong category" and now I've been reclassified into "Personal Web Sites" which sounds a bit fairer.

I miss being tasteless tho' :)

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  • Maybe they should have two categories:
    tasteless (site owner's choice) and
    tasteless (everybody else)....

    We use websense now at work and it seems basically o.k. but does seem to block some fairly random sites. My big criticism is that any site that has a "cracker" connotation gets blocked. As a sysadmin you need to be able to access these to be informed so as to be able to defend properly ....

    Before that we used some US system which blocked my personal site because of "strong language, obscene images, s
    • What's an Oxford comma?
      • The second comma in "This, that, and the other." Also known as the "serial comma."

        William F. Buckley, December 18, 1972, memo to National Review []:

        The other thing. A ukase. Un-negotiable. The only one I have issued in seventeen years. It goes: "John went to the store and bought some apples, oranges, and bananas." I am told National Review's style Book stipulates the omission of the second comma. My comment: National Review's Style Book used to stipulate the omission of the second comma. National

        • This lead to a small disagreement between Manning and me. I'd alway been taught that lists don't need that final comma (e.g. this, that and the other) but they follow the Chicago Style Manual which insists on its presence.

          They won.

          • Well, I would tend to agree with Buckley, but my real concern is understandability. In the Pudge Style Manual, if it is at all confusing, you *must* use the extra comma. If it is clear without it, then it *may* be ommitted, but is allowed (and perhaps even recommended).
      • I mainly use it to annoy people - it does serve a very useful purpose in removing ambiguity in a sentence such as "I'd like to thank my parents, Larry Wall, and God.". It's clear that this is a list of three items.