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Dippo
Mar 4, 2004, 12:02 PM
Goto MSN.com and search for XFree86 and you be greated the warning
"You have entered a search term that is likely to return adult content."

MSN Search Blocking Results For XFree86 (http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/03/03/233224.shtml)

Now, I wouldn't find this as suspect except that terms like "XXX Free86", "XFree86 porn", or even "nude porn sex" doesn't return the warning.

I am baffled to why Microsoft has done this!

Fukui
Mar 4, 2004, 12:58 PM
Goto MSN.com and search for XFree86 and you be greated the warning
"You have entered a search term that is likely to return adult content."

MSN Search Blocking Results For XFree86 (http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/03/03/233224.shtml)

Now, I wouldn't find this as suspect except that terms like "XXX Free86", "XFree86 porn", or even "nude porn sex" doesn't return the warning.

I am baffled to why Microsoft has done this!
Well, what do you expect. I especially like it when MSNBC blocks any non-ie browser from viewing flash content even if they have the plug-in!! They give you some stupid message about non-compatibility. BS at its finest....

MrMacMan
Mar 4, 2004, 08:45 PM
I read this on /. originally.

MSN is full of crapola.

Really, there is no reason to block it, done at all.

lind0834
Mar 4, 2004, 08:55 PM
Makes Zero sense to me.. anybody who would search for the keyword "XFree86" probably already knows they want to use a *nix.. and is just doing research. They should start filtering out people who might search for "SCO+Microsoft+funding" ;)

themadchemist
Mar 5, 2004, 12:35 AM
If "adult" refers to one's maturity with respect to computing, then I think that Microsoft is right. XFree86 represents a more "adult" version to computing than Microsoft's offerings.