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webmasterworld.com block Chinese visitors?

I can not access from China

     
1:03 am on Sep 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I back to China last Saturday, I tried to access here, I always got an 403 Forbidden or Apache test page. I thought here was down, but actually it wasn't By remote control a server in America, I am still able to access this forum.

What does it means?
1. Webmasterworld block visitors from China by itself?
2. Chinese government block Webmasterworld.com

2:26 am on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps it was this [webmasterworld.com] front page thread which did it?
2:24 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I got that when I was in Indonesia. I thought the site was down for ages but was confused as nothing had been reported anywhere else about ww?

What's the story with Asia and this site?

6:21 pm on Sept 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It could be an isp with a specific proxy that has hammered us in the past. I know we have so few .cn visitors, that when one tries tos pider us, we usually block the B block.
4:09 am on Sept 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Ok, I am back online now. You actually block the biggest ISP in China.

I arranged multiple internet connections at my office now, I can switch between those gateways. If you block 1 or 2 of them, I will always still be possible to access here.

6:20 am on Sept 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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the spider can be from a Chinese search engine, or they tried to scrap data from WebmasterWorld?