November 11, 2003

Followup message from Melvyn Hiscock (censorware'd name)

[A while ago, I posted a netnews message from Melvyn Hiscock, a person who has had e-mail troubles due to censorware. He recently sent me a follow-up. Posted with permission (and note he clarified he's making a joke in the reference to suing below)]

Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 21:59:44 +0000
To: Seth Finkelstein
From: Melvyn Hiscock

Hi there,

I thought I would drop you a line to say I found my posting to on your site.

I have no problem with that but thought you might like to know a little more.

A few people tried posting to me at, the straight ISP address and via Most got through OK but a few only came to the @gxn address (the one without my cock to put it another way!)

I am pretty sure I am losing mails this way but have not got the time to investigate although I will be changing ISP soon as mine us not too good for certain things.

My nephew tried to get and that was blocked and my partner has trouble from her company.

I have wondered if a good US attorney would be able to get me one of those multi-million dollar settlements for slander, after all my name is my name. It was good enough for my dad, good enough for his and so on back hundreds of years, and it is not obscene.

it sort of reminds me of the old Monty Python joke (Monty Python's Big Red Book) "Arthur Penis would like to announce that he is to change his name through deed poll to Art Penis."

Best wishes,

Melvyn Hiscock

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on November 11, 2003 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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