Del, We’re Glamorous!

When we last left our heroines, they were hanging in limbo, waiting to see if the LargeCorporateFirewall would reconsider its classification of their beloved blog as pornography.  Today they got their answer:

From: **********
Date: 2007/08/23 Thu PM 02:30:28 CDT
To: birminghamblues@bellsouth.net
Subject: Your rating submission to SonicWALL

Dear Customer:

You submitted the following rating request to SonicWALL CFS Support:

Rate queervoice.net as “25.Political/Advocacy Groups” at 2007-08-22 12:25:00.293

The request has been reviewed and rated as:
“41.Glamour/Society” at 2007-08-23 12:28:08.510

You should see this rating change reflected within 1 to 3 business days.
Thank you for your request,
SonicWALL CFS Support

Glamour/Society.  Well, alrighty then.  I guess we’ll be seeing lots more Hollywood celebrity posts around here.  Or not.  :)

27 Responses to “Del, We’re Glamorous!”

  1. Del says:

    It’s ’cause we’re girls, silly. Isn’t Ellen Goodman still consigned to the Ladies’ section, alongside Dear Abby and the horoscopes, in many newspapers?

    Wanting to make sure I wasn’t the one that has brought this horrible fate down on the Blues, I looked over the archives—and I’m afraid this post might be responsible for your being filed under BOTH categories. My deepest and most sincere apologies.

  2. Roy says:

    You are now officially my only Glamour/Society site.

  3. Del says:

    We’re wicked city women, like your mother warned you about. And we’re gonna vamp you!

  4. Kathy says:

    Roy, I’m flattered! Del, I hope you mean “vamp” in the figurative sense. :)

  5. Del says:

    Well, a scalp rub, mostly. I guess I was a bit obscure.

  6. Kathy says:

    Ah. I was worried; I don’t have any canine teeth. ;)

  7. mooncat says:

    So where are the pictures? And the latest fall fashions?

    These people are obviously idiots. Too bad they have some power.

  8. The Mad Patriot says:

    I’m sure the rating is based on everything underneath the queervoice.net domain name, which includes Sweet Homo Alabama and Wednesday Night Riot, too. That doesn’t exactly explain it, but perhaps it does explain why they’re not putting you under Political/Advocacy Groups.

    And, of course, you’d think a competent filter system could be a little more fine-grained than domain name only. How would they handle a site with hundreds of blogs on various topics?

  9. Bill says:

    I’m thinking about having your grandchildren on my knee telling them about how Grandma got busted for running a porn site back in the day……Heh Heh heh.

  10. Kathy says:

    Mad Patriot, I figured that had something to do with it, even though I submitted this blog’s URL, not the overall site’s, for re-evaluation. I’m still trying to figure out where SonicWall came up with the porn classification in the first place. Zach has been offline for a few months, and he was stunned when I told him — both about the porn designation and the Glamour/Society. :)

    mooncat, I’ll have to hunt down some good fashion pics. Or maybe bad ones would be better.

    Danny, thanks! It’s going above and beyond to appeal a blocked site when you’re sick enough to be in the hospital.

    Bill, just remember I have some dirt on you too… ;)

  11. Don says:

    This revised rating justifies my lust for you ladies. :-)

  12. I guess we’ll be seeing lots more Hollywood celebrity posts around here.

    No Fred and Jeri posts, please. :)

  13. Kathy says:

    Don, you crack me up. I am the antithesis of Glamour/Society. Del, on the other hand…well, she is a published author.

    Randal, not to worry. I couldn’t do that without barfing on the keyboard.

  14. Jennifer says:

    don, I thought your lust was all for me! Kathy, fine you’ve told us about the double dipping, but what about the LATEST Lindsay Lohan updates???? I’m gonna quit coming here if I can’t get ALL the news!

  15. Don says:

    Jennifer, my reply was intended to be for all ladies on this blog. I consider you to be one of my harem babes. Do wish to now crawl out from under one of the flaps of my tent?

    :-)

    Beware of the hot, moist nose of the “She Camel” trying to sneak in from the opposite direction. :-)

  16. Don says:

    S’cuse me for my typo in my last comment Jennifer. I omitted the word “you” between “do” and “to” in my second sentence.

  17. PTSD Mom says:

    Kathy, I always pegged you for a Birmingham society gal.

  18. Kathy says:

    Yep, PTSD Mom, that’s me. :lol:

  19. Roy says:

    Wow, this string went down hill fast. Please never make me read about “porn designations” and the “hot, moist nose of the She Camel” that close together.

  20. Jennifer says:

    Roy, how do you think I feel since the camel nose was evidently directed at me?

  21. Del says:

    I’m sorry, but ever since reading the story of the woman who was killed when her pet camel sat on her, my mind has been dwelling on this phrase from Disney’s Aladdin. And here seems as good a place to post as any.

    “Watch out—they spit!”

  22. Don says:

    Jennifer, the hot, moist nose of the “She Camel” trying to sneak in from the opposite direction comment was just to let you know that if you departed from my harem tent someone was anxiously waiting to fill the spot you vacated in the tent…..but you will always have your reserved place in my heart and degenerate mind.

    The story about the amorous camel in Australia arrived with perfect timing for this blog. I happen to know personally that she camels also spit, slobber and can become extremely amorous…….Plus, I have actually ridden on a camel in Libya and have photos to prove it.

  23. Kiki says:

    Okay, I’m at Hoover library and I was able to log on to B’ham Bl;ues with no problem. A good sign! Bye!

  24. Kathy says:

    Thanks, Kiki! I guess the library doesn’t block Glamour/Society sites.

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