I finally figured out why some of my friends can’t get to my site from their places of employment, and why my friend Arvind, the brilliant young developer of MtBlogRoll, can’t get to my site at all from the United Arab Emirates.
Moronosphere.com is on the SmartFilter blacklist. I’m listed as a “Pornography” site and a “Sex” site; which means that any company or nation that’s decided to babysit users like nursery-school kids find we’re too evil for tender little eyes. This includes all the sites I host under moronosphere.com, but not sites with their own domains.
You can read about the utter stupidity that is SmartFilter on BoingBoing, who are likewise blocked.
You can check your own sites here:
I’m not yet sure if there’s any way to get that listing corrected. I’m working on it and I’ll post here if I find out.