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Is there a problem connecting to “Blogspot” sites from Korea?

November 1st, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

I have been unable to connect to my blogspot blogs here in Korea since about noon on November 1. It is now 9:25 a.m. on November 2, and I still cannot open my blogs. Are other people in Korea also having trouble connecting to “blogspot” Web sites?


18 Responses to “Is there a problem connecting to “Blogspot” sites from Korea?”

  1. comment number 1 by: chumma

    I do face the same problem , Is there a chance of blocking ? pls leave a comment if you find the solution. If I got one , I will update you
    Thanks

  2. comment number 2 by: General Tiger

    No, I have no problem. Link me to your site, and I’ll try it out.

  3. comment number 3 by: Gerry-Bevers

    General Tiger,

    These are my two blogs that I cannot connect with:

    Korean Language Notes

    Dokdo-or-Takeshima?

  4. comment number 4 by: General Tiger

    Dang, I just started checking, and all blogspots aren’t working.
    .
    Now how am I going to finish my assignment >_>.

  5. comment number 5 by: Matt

    I can view it from Australia…

    By the way, The Western Confucian also cannot see his blogspot blog.

  6. comment number 6 by: expatjane

    Yep, I’m on Blogger too and I’ve been having the same problem.

    I can’t access it from my office at my job and I think we use Dacom. I also can’t access from home and I use KT.

    The same goes for other blogs on the blogspot domain. I’ve tried to go to my mine one, the ones I use to communicate with my students, and other random ones on my blogroll.

    I’ve emailed Blogger to let them know about it. I suggest anyone else with the problem email them too: support@blogger.com

    I can publish. In fact, I had finished a new post and clicked over to proof it on the site but I couldn’t get through. I thought it was just temporary. I wrote two more and still couldn’t see my site. I went home and had the same issue.

    At that point, I just focused on my blog on WordPress: http://goodcelebrities.wordpress.com

  7. comment number 7 by: Aude_Sapere

    Yeaa I’m having the same problem too. Anyone have any idea what’s going on?

  8. comment number 8 by: Gerry-Bevers

    Aude_Sapere,

    I think the Korean government is upset with my “Dokdo-or-Takeshima” blog and has decided to cut off Korean access to all Blogspot blogs until Google agrees to delete my offending blog, but Google is resisting the demand in the name of free speech. Anyway, that is just my guess. 🙂

  9. comment number 9 by: Gerry-Bevers

    It’s now 5:43 p.m. here in Korea, and I just checked and found that I can now connect to my blog. Since my blog is still there, I think I can assume that free speech and justice has won the day.

  10. comment number 10 by: expatjane

    It’s back up. It’s 3am now, so I should have posted earlier, but it was working as soon as I got home this evening which was around 8 or 9pm or so.

  11. comment number 11 by: hawk34

    It is now Sunday November 4th, 2007. I still cannot access any blogspot.com site. Even not my own. Others, in other countries can access it.

    What is happening?

  12. comment number 12 by: tman

    Relax children, it was a problem with one of the Korean DNS servers. They’re still trying to work through the issues. You can now go back to your regular Korea bashing fest with gnashing of the teeth and all. Now Korea can’t even have a computer problem without being accused of sinister motives. If they wanted to block you, they would have done so long time ago. The ‘this takes the cake’ reward goes to this post:

    “It’s now 5:43 p.m. here in Korea, and I just checked and found that I can now connect to my blog. Since my blog is still there, I think I can assume that free speech and justice has won the day.”

    Good lord.

  13. comment number 13 by: General Tiger

    Er, Gerry, your jokes are getting too “real” for comfrot.

  14. comment number 14 by: alec931

    Gerry “Lonely Beaver” Beavers: “I think the Korean government is upset with my “Dokdo-or-Takeshima” blog and has decided to cut off Korean access to all Blogspot blogs until Google agrees to delete my offending blog, but Google is resisting the demand in the name of free speech. Anyway, that is just my guess”
    .
    HAHAHAH, you wish you were that important. But thanks always for the laughs, fool.
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    (btw, yes, I know this is merely one of your many ‘great’ jokes……just think of my response as being the same thing) 😉

  15. comment number 15 by: empraptor

    alec931,

    I know humor is subjective, but I say your joke sucks.

    Maybe you could make fun of Matt and Gerry going into conspiracy theory mode for no good reason. You know, without trying to pass it off as a joke.

  16. comment number 16 by: GarlicBreath

    Mr Bevers, your concern that Corea would block information that may shed sunshine on the corean propaganda twards Takeshima is well founded. Corea has a history of blocking websites, as koreasparkeling points out.

    HAHAHAH, you wish you were that important. But thanks always for the laughs, fool.
    .
    (btw, yes, I know this is merely one of your many ‘great’ jokes……just think of my response as being the same thing)

    Lil’al, your comments are always so mean spirited. Why so angry and bitter?

    Corea has block takeshima (dokdo) related websites before.
    .
    I also remember seeing Coreans watching videos of 9-11 carnage and the beheading of nick berg with mastabatory glee, but when that proselytizing kim sun il got his head removed, corea cut off access to thousands of websites.

  17. comment number 17 by: General Tiger

    GarlicBreath:
    A thing about your “source”: As I have said several times (which you ignored every single time), those weren’t “normal” pro-Japanese sites: Those were “Hate Sites,” meaning that the government has the mandate to stop it.
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    Now, if you would listen to me for once, my friend, you’ll improve.

  18. comment number 18 by: GarlicBreath

    Tigg,

    A thing about your “source”: As I have said several times (which you ignored every single time), those weren’t “normal” pro-Japanese sites: Those were “Hate Sites,” meaning that the government has the mandate to stop it

    YTN, which is part of the propaganda arm of the corean government, was the “source”.
    .
    It said that the so called “hate sites”

    Those sites have a possibility of harming youngsters’ physical and mental health by distorting historical facts and undermining international friendship,”

    It stated clearly why they were blocked. Hurting youngsters because they may like japan too much or think that the body of water between japan and corea is called “the Sea of Japan”? I hardly call it hate if you happen to belive that Takeshima is Japanese land.
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    Mr Bevers is justly worried that the corean government may block his blog.