A sort of trivial question from a typography nerd: why is the comma counted as part of the URL (the link itself is comma free and works fine)?

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China has a population of over 1.3 billion. Those "who follow the rules" might constitute 70% (at a rough, non-official estimate). Do the math, and you'll find why the government has to construct the firewall. Yeah, just in an effort to prevent the people from widening their horizons via the Internet. China Intranet is what they are endeavoring to build instead.

iiii.ca is powered by WordPress, which I’ve been tinkering with for almost 10 years. It’s self-hosted, not with WordPress.com, another victim of the sinister GFW. ?

? thank you so much for reminding me of this! I habitually use the wp-URLs everywhere to slash traffic use just because of their hotlinkability. But I pasted the original URLs here… and I forgot having set the hotlinking protection… ?

oh do I? ??? but the images are seen on my site and micro.blog. (Images are stored on a different server.)

11pm, Houhai, Beijing. Crowded everywhere.

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I guess that’s why Pharrell interprets “HAPPY” as “clap along if you feel like a room WITHOUT A ROOF”.

physical locations of sites are not a determinant of whether the GFW effects a blockage. Two of my servers are in Tokyo and they both work just fine. CloudFlare on the other hand fails to work behind the wall at times. But hosting a site in Japan indeed increases the risk of getting blocked because too many Chinese netizens are setting up VPNs on servers in Japan for faster loading. Their preference: Hong Kong = Japan > Singapore > USA > Elsewhere. The Chinese government has already noticed this, so…

honestly not. I found Manton was too busy to respond and I saw no point in seeking help elsewhere.

my observation: wildcard.nice.social has been repelled by the GFW. Domain blacklisting is rare and often a last resort. (Facebook, Twitter, and Google are good examples). More commonly they _slaughter_ certain IP addresses.