Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

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Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby aesmith » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:46 am

Hi,

Some web content filtering systems use managed categories of URLs which are permitted or denied to their users. For example the administrator may deny access to web sites in the category "Racism", he then relies on his system maintaining up to date lists of web sites that should be included in that category.

Recently I've discovered that Cisco/Meraki systems categories Quatloos as "Hate and Racism". I bit more checking shows that Meraki use an external service "Brightcloud" for categorisation. It's likely therefore that other web filtering applications may have the same misclassification.
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From that page it's possible to request change in categorisation, I've done so but I don't know how effective that is from a single request.

Any comments?

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Re: Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby Burnaby49 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:35 pm

Popularity-low. That's just plain hurtful.
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Re: Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby aesmith » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:53 pm

Sorted. I put in a mis-classification report, but I thought there might need to be a number of reports, or contact from the site operators. Not so ..
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Hello again -

We have reviewed http://www.quatloos.com and although we did not take your suggestion exactly, we have updated the site to the Personal sites and Blogs categories. This change is now published in the BrightCloud Service and is available in Database version 5.446.

Thanks again for your suggestion!

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Re: Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby webhick » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:08 pm

Blogging isn't technically inaccurate. While most of us jump straight to the forum, the main site is a blog.
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Re: Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby Chaos » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:04 pm

it should be under 'beer connosiuers'

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Re: Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby Arthur Rubin » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:10 pm

Doesn't Canada declare groups disparaging Molson as "hate groups"?

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Re: Quatloss (mis)Categorised as "Hate and Racism"

Postby Burnaby49 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:41 pm

Doesn't Canada declare groups disparaging Molson as "hate groups"?


While I hate Molson's products beer producers doesn't qualify as a hate group catagory. So they have to be subject to the judgment of the marketplace. We all know what mine is.
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