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========================================================================= ping www.sourceforge.net Pinging sourceforge.net [216.34.181.60] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 216.34.181.60: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss), ========================================================================= This bad news is not only for me, but for all software developers in China. I cannot visit my Game project anymore. Perhaps hopeless, depressed and helpless is what I feel now. There is nothing I can do in this country.

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Wow that sucks. According to this blog it was because Notepad++ is boycotting the Olympics. Why the developers felt compelled to get political on their project page is beyond me.

renqilin do you at least have a working copy of your project?

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I see mixed reports of this dating back to last month from wikipedia, slashdot to blog postings. Some people posting say there is no problem whilst other are blaming notepad++ as mentioned. Some people are reporting that SVN access is still working so you may still be able to get your files, if not just post the details here and I or someone else will help you by maybe uploading to google hosting or similar.

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Thanks for Simian Man and dmail. I have a local copy in my disk.

The problem is not about my code but information. I was a little bit crazy when I first found it is blocked at 19:00. Now I feel better but I still do not understand this policy.

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Wow that sucks. According to this blog it was because Notepad++ is boycotting the Olympics. Why the developers felt compelled to get political on their project page is beyond me.

renqilin do you at least have a working copy of your project?
I can't see how anyone would care if an OS project boycotts the olympics. They have no power. And would they really block the entire of SourceForge? Surely professional developers in China use it?

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This bad news is not only for me, but for all software developers in China. I cannot visit my Game project anymore.

Perhaps hopeless, depressed and helpless is what I feel now. There is nothing I can do in this country.
I feel your pain. That's a real shame!
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Wow that sucks. According to this blog it was because Notepad++ is boycotting the Olympics. Why the developers felt compelled to get political on their project page is beyond me.
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Obvious flaws in this aside, how do you boycott the olympics if you're not a country, athlete, or supplier/purchaser of olympic gear? Does this mean they aren't going to watch the olympics? Some boycott.......

Unless Michael Phelps keeps his training schedule on Notepad++, I don't see why China or anyone else should care.

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Obvious flaws in this aside, how do you boycott the olympics if you're not a country, athlete, or supplier/purchaser of olympic gear? Does this mean they aren't going to watch the olympics? Some boycott.......

In that case, I've been boycotting the Olympics for the past 10 years, and I never even knew I was!

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Now I feel better but I still do not understand this policy.

Maybe your government sucks.

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Wow that sucks. According to this blog it was because Notepad++ is boycotting the Olympics. Why the developers felt compelled to get political on their project page is beyond me.

renqilin do you at least have a working copy of your project?
I can't see how anyone would care if an OS project boycotts the olympics. They have no power. And would they really block the entire of SourceForge? Surely professional developers in China use it?


Because the Chinese government don't want it's own people to know all the bad stuff they are doing...so they want to keep as much information out of their citizen's minds as possible. So they block websites so people don't know whats going on.

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On the plus side, it'll probably be reinstated after the Olympics end (just like all sorts of relatively normal life in China).

And there are a lot of things that China really shouldn't care about, but does anyway.

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