Originally posted by TVB:
...I banned a big chunk of chinese IPs a while back when our forums were getting hammered by a harvester using a chinese IP. ... At the time, I was also derided for that decision from others here in the FQ forum.
I missed that; but I cannot understand why you would be castigated for it!
A publisher certainly has the right to choose *not* to distribute his or her content as he or she sees fit. By analogy, if you chose to distribute a magazine or newspaper only in one city, would there be something inherently wrong with that?
From a technical standpoint, I have always
seen the inability to control website distribution regionally if desired
as one of the most serious shortcomings of the Internet.