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    • CommentAuthordr2chase
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012
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    There's a music group here, coroallegro.org. Google them if you care. They sing. They happen to be mostly gay and lesbian, but that's pretty much membership and affiliation with composers and conductors. NO PORN. NO SEX. JUST MUSIC. I've been to their performances; you go to their website to find out when they are performing, to buy tickets, that sort of thing.

    Or rather, I would go, if Jonathan Yaniv had not tagged them as "sexuality" and "porn". This is nonsense. I see, googling appropriately, that this is not the first time he has submitted this kind of inappropriate category, and I also see that he (or perhaps "it") has submitted 497030 domains. Is there no sanity checking on this sort of thing? Who voted this site to be sexuality and/or porn? Is there a team of anti-gay bigots out there hating on gay-affiliated sites?
    • CommentAuthordr2chase
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012
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    See also:

    http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=6773

    which lists the following people voting to categorize a non-porn site as porn:

    Jonathan Yaniv, King, sfisher, msmtcssg and M Frank

    Checking the voter list for coroallegro.org, I see 3 repeats from the prior misclassification:

    Jonathan Yaniv, hemavb6, farmscott, ufixit, dfurey, dr2chase, plc, dajepp, governors, msmtcssg, M Frank, marcelo.lourenco

    I suggest that votes from these three people should not be regarded as reliable.
    • CommentAuthordr2chase
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012
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    See also: http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=1784

    Jonathan Yaniv seems to have a thing for inappropriately classifying sites that are in any way "gay" incorrectly as porn and/or sexuality.
    • CommentAuthorwmoore027
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012
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    hello

    if you believe the sites should not be classified under that category, submit a support ticket as to why the domain should not be blocked and for further review.
    • CommentAuthordr2chase
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012
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    I did flag the site for review. I took a little time to look at sites that were recently rated by various people, I have to assume they are using bots, and not very discriminating ones. I saw several college chemistry departments proposed as "Drug" sites, along with an actual drug store chain (Longs, now part of CVS). I decided to check all the "Drug" ratings by a guy named "Mark" and I think about 90% of his choices were bogus.
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    @dr2chase
    Please do go ahead and submit a support ticket for the domains in question and these will be reviewed in due course.

    Jonathan Yaniv -- is not an opendns moderator and is simply submitting domains as a member of the general public.

    Please note that all domains do go through Moderation before they are submitted to a category and are reviewed by a dedicated moderation team made up of Staff and Volunteers who then have the final say on a domain.

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused by incorrect tagging (we do try our best)

    Thanks

    Mike
    OpenDNS Moderator (Voulenteer)
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      CommentAuthorfatts
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2012
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    Administrator
    I went ahead and rejected the Pornography and Sexuality tags, as I agree that those don't belong :)

    The previously approved 'sexuality' tag for that particular domain was a simple mistake, as one of our moderators just misunderstood the meaning of the category. It happens from time to time and when we hear about them, we amend them accordingly.

    We are aware of Johnathan Yaniv and Mark and their incorrect submissions, however since they are not moderators and cannot make final decisions on whether the tag gets approved or denied, those tags exist merely as suggestions for review.

    In the future, feel free to open a support ticket. I apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused and we very greatly appreciate you contributing some of your time to voting on domains :)
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      CommentAuthorfatts
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2012
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    Administrator
    @opendns-mike Well said. Thank you :)
    • CommentAuthorjdehnert
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2012
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    This is one of the reasons that I DONT use any filtering. I have 2 sons, now 19 and 16 and my wife and I allow them to look at anything they want. We have discussed what some of these sites do as far as objectification of Women, racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Being an 20+ year IT veteran, I also log all our DNS activity through a proxy, and my boys know that I do this and that I can (and occasionally do) scan the logs for "interesting" sites. We have never had an issue that caused us any great concern.

    Having said that I understand why some folks with younger kids might want these kinds of services, but if you rely on others to do your tagging for you there will always be people who are far more conservative than you in the selection process.

    If I was to design a filtering tool I would have it be a proxy that all my home computers needed to go through, and it would have a very small set of filters that actually blocked things to start with. The filter could also subscribe to other filters on a "heads-up" basis. Any time one of my kids went to a Heads-up site an application on my computer would inform me about it, ask me if I wanted to preview the site, and ask me for a decision that would either add it to the blocking filter, add a warning that my kids would need to click through telling them that I know they are looking at this site before they can proceed, or remove it from any blocking.

    If I wasn't around these requests would queue up, but there might be alternative actions available when no one is available to make a decision. An iphone application tie in would be a nice addition.

    Even with all of this, as soon as your kids start to know more about the computers and networks than you, it's all out the window. Its pretty east to latch on to a neighbors wireless and surf all you want.
    • CommentAuthorshojo
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012
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    "This is one of the reasons that I DONT use any filtering."

    Well, my filtering just turned on by itself and now I can't view ANYTHING... How do you not use any filtering? How do I turn this filtering OFF?
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    First, start your own thread. Your question has nothing to do with the subject.

    Second, check your Network Dashboard or your updater. Chances are that you'll see an error message.
    https://www.opendns.com/support/article/83
    [ Network Already Exists / IP Address Taken by Another User / !Yours ]

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