by Randicus » Depends on whom one asks.
Well I would agree,"depends on who you ask" or where you look, http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/04/economist-explains-how-china-censors-internet
There is much more:http://www.cfr.org/china/media-censorship-china/p11515
It would appear it is "political", these countries, try to keep the people from accessing sites in other parts of the world.
But , back to the original topic,
Re: Potential Member not allowed to register
Here on this forum, and at any of the debian.org https://www.debian.org/
Nobody is trying to "block" anybody, simpley based on the country IP or one s political origin.
If and when someone can not register due to a "block", they can find out why, and there are ways to fix that, but if your country will not allow you to access certain sites or countries, there is not much any one here can do, as much as I do agree it is wrong for them to be doing that.
But another thing, if a site owner, decides they do not want to allow people from certain countries to access it, as the site owner, that is their right, to block or ban anyone from their site, for any reason.
After all said and done, if anyone has a problem registering here they should try to contact the administrators:HOWTO contact forum moderators/admins
or if it is just problems with your account
look at this : If you have problems of any kind with your account