Blacklisted by ACMA!

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Blacklisted by ACMA!

Post by Bewilderbeest » 01 April 09 7:36 am

OMG did my jaw drop this morning when I clicked on my GCA bookmark and I got a message telling me the site had been blocked by ACMA!

It unbelievable what they'll pre-emptively block considering what else is freely available.

I had to re-read their page before I realised the forums are still available.

Must be due to all the pictures of uncovered teapots...

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Post by squalid » 01 April 09 7:42 am

Yes, I got a shock too - how annoying is that. Especially when I hadn't had a chance to look at the 'inappropriate content' (nudity) :oops: Thank goodness the forum is still accessible, where will it end?

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Post by Lucy » 01 April 09 7:49 am

I got it too. Probably because of the cache "Nude up for a Smiley". OOPS, there goes the forums too! Sorry :oops:

Or maybe C@W or some other admin is having an April Fool's Joke with us?

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Post by Damo. » 01 April 09 7:58 am

I suppose we will need to have some kind of age verification to log in!? :cry: Get your credit cards ready. :roll:

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Post by Tealby » 01 April 09 7:58 am

That would be one very clever April Fools Day joke! Maybe there's a geocacher in ACMA with an odd sense of humour (or very disgruntled)... :shock:

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Post by Bronze » 01 April 09 9:13 am

Somebody say teapots?

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B.
I could have posted the David Ducovney explicit image but though all the dogooders might get up in arms.
http://xe9.xanga.com/876d5263c253310676 ... 573656.jpg

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Post by gibbo003 » 01 April 09 9:21 am

The redirect has to be comming from inside Geocaching Australia so I would say its one of our own with a good sence of humour :D :D :D :D This is what I found at 1030pm last night at the bottom of the source code.

<!-- END: Content -->

<!-- START: Footer -->
<div id="siteinfo">
<div id="edited-time"><br>
Last update: 1 April 2009 09:06 <!--April Fools, suckers!!! -->
</div>
</div>


<!-- END: Footer -->

Thanks C@W I had a good laugh after I found this :D :D :D

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Post by caughtatwork » 01 April 09 9:50 am

Not me. I've been very busy over the last couple of weeks, completely non GCA related.

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Post by Map Monkey » 01 April 09 11:28 am

Does anyone know the address for writing a letter to ACMA to complain about this gross abuse of their powers. :cry:

Is it worth considering reviewing the donation fund for any possible legal action? :shock:

mm

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Post by Damo. » 01 April 09 11:42 am

Map Monkey wrote:Does anyone know the address for writing a letter to ACMA to complain about this gross abuse of their powers. :cry:
Difficult to track them down but I found the address and direct phone numbers;

Address:
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Phone number:
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Post by winterdragon » 01 April 09 12:00 pm

ACMA: How are you gentlemen !<br>
ACMA: All your cache are belong to us.<br><br><br>

Nice one faeries! I [CENSORED BY ACMA] myself when I opened the GCA site this morning. Trouble is, it's a bit close to the truth...

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Post by jusojara » 01 April 09 12:02 pm

It's after 12 now and the site is back up - good one whoever! :lol:

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Post by tronador » 01 April 09 1:22 pm

What is ACMA?

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Post by Mr Router » 01 April 09 1:24 pm

Australian Communications and Media Authority

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Post by tronador » 01 April 09 1:28 pm

Mr Router wrote:Australian Communications and Media Authority
Ta :D

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