Back then I posted a simple message and it is still getting kicked around a bit in high-tech circles.
But the upside of this was that our blogs were visible in China for the first-time ever in August. When we departed the US, I had heard that the blogs were not visible in China. But, by the time we got to China, they were visible. The Olympic hosts had opened up a good bit of the net to those in China.
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:38:28 +1100
From: Victor ... @gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Wikia-l] We are now in Beijng -- and Olympics about to unfold -- without wikia
To: "Central Wikia Mailing List"
For the Benefit of Anupam.
This is the issue that was raised previously.
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:13 AM, Angela ... @gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 12:52 AM, Mark Rauterkus
> > Hi All,
> > We can NOT see my wiki from Beijing.
> Unfortunately Wikia.com and other Wikia-owned domains have been
> blocked in mainland China for some time. Wikipedia was similarly
> blocked for many years, but recently unblocked for the Olympics along
> with many other sites, though certainly not all. It's something that
> KJ (Wikia's Chinese-language community manager) and Jimmy Wales have
> worked on reversing, though it's really not something we can control.
> We continue to look for solutions for this, but until then, you might
> want to read Wikipedia's advice on this at http://tinyurl.com/675onp
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