Talk:Scunthorpe problem

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As i recall, the first time i heard about this kind of problem was a case where a school in Es*** unintentionally blocked its students from accessing the school's own website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

This page causes the problem itself...[edit]

I just tried to post a link to this article on another website (IMDB), and the autofilter there blocked it. Incidentally, it also blocked a poster trying to type "Montenegro", which was why I wanted to link here. Seems like that's another example that should be added to the page. See here for reference. Lurlock (talk) 04:15, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

where to put them?[edit]

The items about Penistone, Lightwater, and Clitheroe, and about email to MPs about the Sexual Offences Bill, were incorrectly included in § Blocked for word with two meanings, along with such actual polysemous examples as Dick Whittington and magna cum laude.

I looked at the reference listed for Penistone ([1]), but there's nothing there about an actual blockage, it simply mentions it. Apparently this is a popular example which has become an urban legend, not in being false (it probably is true) but in being widely cited with no supporting evidence. And without case information, there's no place in the article to put it. Look at that part of the TOC:

2.1 Refused web domain names and email addresses
2.2 Blocked web searches
2.3 Blocked emails
        2.3.1 Blocked for word with two meanings
2.4 News articles damaged
2.5 Blocked pages

The article is essentially organized around the effect in different cases, with just this one level-3 subsection about a particular cause.

Anyway, I've flagged Penistone and Lightwater for "citation needed", and moved them and the other two items up into "blocked emails", out of the "two meanings" subsection.

I've also put single blank lines between all the bullet items in the wikicode. That doesn't affect the display, but it makes the wikicode easier to edit, which might help prevent further misplacements. --Thnidu (talk) 07:37, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Just to let you know, I've removed the blank lines between the bullet items, for accessibility reasons. See WP:LISTGAP for details. —Granger (talk · contribs) 02:47, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
@Mr. Granger: Thanks. I certainly don't want to mess up accessibility, and as you rightly guessed, I was unaware of that effect. (Grumble. It still makes it harder to edit. Oh well.) Thnidu (talk) 01:32, 29 October 2014 (UTC)