Tips for Unblocking Blog Bans


After the bans on blogspot, typepad ,geocities etc. , many people came up with innovative ideas to unblock the baned domains.One most usefull idea is to use a different proxy. And if u want to browse any blogspot blogs, use Pkblogs  which was created actually during the ban on blogspot in pakistan.We can use it only for blogspot domains.Some other techniques to overcome the ban are :

Approach 1

Google, Yahoo, WorldLingo and Altavista Babelfish provide free online language translation tools that let you convert webpages from one language to another.

The trick is to instruct the translation tool to translate a given webpage URL from English to English (or any other language pair like Arabic to Arabic)

By doing so, you get to see the exact blocked webpage on your computer served from the translation service server bypassing the government internet filter – all the page formatting, javascripts, hyperlinks, comments, Google ads and other layout elements are preserved.

Click the above URL to see this trick in action. If the page you are viewing is in a different language, replace the en_en pair with the corresponding pair like de_de for German or it_it for Italian. must be replaced with your URL that’s blocked.

This translation trick works only with Altavista Babelfish and not with Google or Yahoo babelfish even though the underlying Systran technology is the same.

Approach 2

The following approach may be used when you visit the website several times in a day like a Blog or a News site. What we do here is add the webpage to our watchlist and doing so, we automatically receive an update when the contents of the page changes (like some new content is added or exiting content is updated) –

Watch this Page for Changes – Enter the webpage URL and your email address – you will be notified daily of the changes.

I recommend this approach for reading sites like Indian Uncut, Lifehacker or Boing Boing where all the recently published stories are available on the homepage.

Approach 3

Use the following approach when you need an exact replica of the online story in print for your PhD thesis or for pasting in the scrapbook.

Adobe Create PDF Online – Create a free account at Adobe website and provide the URL address that you wish to convert. This service will create a nice PDF of the webpage and send that you as an attachment in an email.

 Approach 4

      You can setup a proxy on ur firefox. Google for annonymous proxies and select one.Go to tools>options>connection settings and select manual proxy. Enter the values and accept. If a particular proxy fails, use another one. Repeat until u get a stable and reasonably fast proxy and then stick to it. Here is a list of free proxies from samair

 Approach 4

SwitchProxy lets you manage and switch between multiple proxy configurations
quickly and easily. You can also use it as an anonymizer to protect your
computer from prying eyes. NOTE: In Firefox you can use the toolbar
element to save space   get it from Here

                But all these methods are not enough.We need Indian Govt to unblock these domains which i hope they will do within a week after they sort out what they want. Until then use these methods..

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