July 19, 2003

Melvyn HisCOCK

I am not making this up.

Melvyn Hiscock posted:

From: melvyn[at-sign]melvynhiscock.com (Melvyn Hiscock)
Newsgroups: uk.music.guitar
Subject: A little research needed
Date: 19 Jul 2003 00:33:26 -0700
Message-ID: <9adaef99.0307182333.15702278@posting.google.com>

Hello chaps,

'er indoors has had some problems sending me e-mails from her freeserve account as they are getting blocked. This is due to my surname being considered pornographic! We realised this when my nephew was refused a hotmail account when he typed in his name.

The worrying thing is that I may well be losing e-mails from my web site. Having realised the above, I suppose using "readerswives@melvynhiscock.com" as an address to send photos of your guitars to be put on my site was perhaps a little short sighted!


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LOL No, really, my wife is wondering what I'm up to.

The tragedy is that there are, no doubt, dozens if not hundreds of similar stories where robot filters blast the innocent into the seventh circle.

Keep kicking.


Posted by: Jay Currie at July 20, 2003 03:16 AM