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About a week ago the Indian Government has Blocked(read Banned) a few sites,one of them is pastebin.com. I have seen a few people linking their errors to pastebin so I sincerely request them to choose some other site

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  • I am also from india ,but still I can access pastebin ,is it unblocked? – Tachyons May 16 '12 at 15:05
  • nope depends on your isp . all major isps like mtnl, reliance, have blocked it. what isp ur using? – Ashu May 16 '12 at 15:08
  • Bsnl :bharath sanchar nigam limited – Tachyons May 16 '12 at 15:11
  • here is one such article techie-buzz.com/india-telecom/… – Ashu May 16 '12 at 15:12
  • & thanks to you i got a workaround (see the last two lines of that article). edit - the workaround works for pastebin but not for piratebay :( – Ashu May 16 '12 at 15:13
  • confirming BSNL works for pastebin – Jamess May 16 '12 at 17:04
  • it might soon be blocked. initially mtnl didnt block those sites only reliance had done that but soon mtnl followed and now most probably bsnl will do that too. but nothing to worry theres a workaround for everything (Even cheating the SE server ;D) – Ashu May 16 '12 at 17:10
  • Why is India censoring pastebin??? – Nathan Osman May 20 '12 at 6:54
  • @GeorgeEdison Many say that theres a indian film going to be realeased so to prevent piracy......... also pastebin is a well known hub for piracy links – Ashu May 20 '12 at 6:56
  • Confirming BSNL works. To unblock this, change your dns servers to the ones by google. And about the movie @GeorgeEdison Its the new tamil movie by Danush named "3". Their trying to "stop" piracy. You can distribute torrents via pastebin. – Amith KK May 26 '12 at 9:26
  • I never used the sites you have given. But may be I will visit them in future. Well i use a mobile modem which uses Tata DoCoMo sim for my internet(2G) – Ravi May 26 '12 at 11:20
  • pastebin works for me i have MTNL! – user204653 Nov 5 '13 at 5:14
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    @utkarsh this is about last year – Ashu Nov 28 '13 at 7:57
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because pastebin is no longer banned. – muru Jan 19 '16 at 11:09
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The pastebin that we encourage is the official Ubuntu Pastebin, paste.ubuntu.com

Here's to hoping that it gets unblocked soon!

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    yeah hope so... they even blockd vimeo and dailymotion ... wat retards!! – Ashu May 16 '12 at 12:50
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    this is the first time I hear of paste.ubuntu.com – xubuntix May 16 '12 at 13:08
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    I agree, this is the official paste bin that should be used by Ask Ubuntu, or at least encouraged for users to use. – Marco Ceppi May 16 '12 at 16:58
  • @MarcoCeppi: Well, it does have a few rendering quirks though, so I usually use this. – Nathan Osman May 20 '12 at 6:54
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    Linked information in your question will break sooner or later, rendering the question (and our answers) useless for others. I think you shouldn't use external sites like pastehumptydumpty.com at all. If the text is related to your question, put it in your question. This is the only way to keep the question and its context valuable for future reference. – jippie Jun 14 '12 at 8:05
  • @jippie So you really want users to paste their 300 line log file in the question? Meh. – jrg Jun 14 '12 at 9:46
  • @jrg so you rather want questions/answers/efforts to be rendered worthless once documents on pastebin (or the like) expire, rather than editing back those logs in the question? I for one will not be doing any effort on work that breaks over time because of external dependencies. – jippie Jun 14 '12 at 10:17
  • @jippie If you really want to discourage usage of 'external dependencies', then I suggest you open up another meta question about this topic. – jrg Jun 14 '12 at 10:19
  • @jrg I understand the issue of long log files, and I think it is important that the correct logging is contained in the question itself. I understand not everybody is able/tries to filter the logging to a reasonable minimum. Maybe paste.stackexchange.com would be a good alternative as probably more SE sites will face similar issues. At least the content will be in the stackexchange network, if something breaks stackexchange should be able to fix it. – jippie Jun 14 '12 at 11:42
  • @jippie The topic has been discussed before (although in this context it's jsFiddle, not pastebin-type stuff). meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49728/…. So I think the answer is "it's Ok" to use these things. If you don't agree, open a meta post. Comments are not the place for this. – jrg Jun 14 '12 at 11:54
  • OK, fair enough. – jippie Jun 14 '12 at 11:55

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