No Issue Site Blocked at work.

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  1. clemsonfor

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    i read on the proboard site that someone else had this problem. Im not sure what the deal is but for some reason this forum is blocked at the office ? its the only one i have personally run across that is ? Not sure its cause club is in the name or what ? maybe some security settings of the site ? Maybe because its brand new ? id like if someone could lookinto that. i know yoy have no control on my end and the filters but NO other forum i have been to before has been blocked.?
     
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    Every site other than about half a dozen "approved vendors" (Grainger, McMaster, MSC, etc...) is blocked where I work. (At least they are for the hourly employees) They say we're not actually supposed to be browsing forums while we're on the clock.

    Huh. o_O
     
  3. Jack Straw

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    What is this Russia?o_O
     
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    Thanks the Hawk for smartphones.
     
  5. Paul bunion

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    Never happens to me. It's nice being the firewall admin at the day job......
     
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    Same here. Our web filter and firewall can block any site that is a discussion forum. Or any other host of things for that matter. We're pretty lenient on what we block.

    There may be a full access exception rule or two in place for certain internal IP ranges on our network. :)
     
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    Nothing on this end is blocking it.....I'm betting your filters at work are blocking it. I know that's how it is at my work.
    Really REALLY hard to get internet access and when you DO have it, they keep a log of where you were perusing.....and people have gotten FIRED for misusing the company computer for many different things....

    Like Jack said, thank God for smartphones!
     
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    Might not be the popular thing to say but, You shouldn't be surfin on someone else's dime. Just sayin.
     
  9. clemsonfor

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    understood bit just found it odd. i use the phone mostly. but had not seen it on a pc yet as im lazy at house and just use phone , wanted to see how it looked on a real computer
     
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    Yeah, if I use company Wifi (not that I tried?) :eek:ops:

    It doesn't go through. The certificate isn't trusted because it's a Forum. He'll, I can't even use Google. So I just up'd my data plan and use my Data unless I am at home.
     
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    Yeah, well, given the idiot jerk I work for, I'll spend all the time online I darn well please!

    (Uh ... Yeah, I am self employed. o_O )
     
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    There is porn on here.....wood porn. :D
     
  13. clemsonfor

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    i checked again yeaterday to see the reason. it said "potentially damaging content", as the reason.