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I don't see any point in using proxies... I think like libraries and hotspots shouldn't just block IM clients or chatrooms/other sites, without at least knowing what they are.

I would say, the Internet as a whole should do away with proxy servers, and make people use their true IP. This would help reduce the spam, that alot of forums have to sift through.


Also, "users" that don't create some sort of profile, use an avatar, or make some contribution, show they are solely there to cause a problem with whatever is postively taking place.

Whatever happened to chatting, blogging, and sharing information?! Now it seems about all of the things that cause more problems than they are worth? I think alotof online users need to be normal online, not just get attention, or cause problems.
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md16185 wrote:I don't see any point in using proxies... I think like libraries and hotspots shouldn't just block IM clients or chatrooms/other sites, without at least knowing what they are.
But of course there are 1000's of such sites and the most important thing must be to protect the young internet users from all the perverts that are out there trying to prey on them.
Education authorities in the UK often employ the services of companies to screen all internet access from schools. All goes through their servers.
I got a shock one day when I discovered that my own site was blocked. This was I think due to the inclusion of the keyword "models" in the meta tags. :shock:
I would support the idea of blocking proxies but am not sure how you are linking that to the blocking of Chatrooms by libraries.
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Howwould a sit for web hosting or something get meta-tagged with "models", and why
was the filter so vague?

What happened, to cause the creator of phpBB to retire from the site?


I have a question, about the difference between spelling some things with british english vs american english. Why do the do the british spell like favor or color, with an "our"? I don't get that?
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The site that had the "Models" as a keyword is nothing to do with Website hosting.
It is a model aircraft site. It was my interest in model aircraft and wanting to build a discussion site relating to them that lead me to phpbb.com and I have been here ever since.
The model aircraft site is still flourishing and I monitor all posts via RSS.

We spell the words colour and flavour as we do because that is how the are correctly spelt in British English.
There have been recent discussions about that on here.

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Jim's site, interestingly, is still blocked by websense as a "sex/pornography" website (I'm not sure how recent the definitions are, however.) On a similar note, mine is blocked as "racism", which I don't quite understand.
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Hopefully I'm going to add to this discussion.

If sites at school, or work, were not banned, the workplace would have no control, education seems to be more strict, as you have minors that have access to the Internet, when if you're at work, the security of the sites is there, but less.

If you get what I mean, that's why sites like goatse, shock sites, generic crap, porn, need I go on? Is blocked :<
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Is that like a big thing, over the last few years, like spamming with links, posting as gibberish names, etc?

I know of a poker forum that banned a "new user" after like 18 posts, just because they coulnd;t comprehend what they were saying..

People these days are too dependent on filters/IP bans... Why not, when they create a site, promote it, have fun, work on various projects, etc., than pos a 3 second video clip? LOL

Now, I see why ya want participation, not just like "omg, I'm cool.. lmao", or something kinda corny..
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As a sometime teacher of IT I have been quite amazed at some of the sites that have been blocked by filters put in place by the Local Education Authority or their employees.
On several occasions I have asked children to try various sites for info and they have got the warning on the screen that the site was barred and the site was perfectly innocent (as my own is I assure you). The presence of a key word would be enough to trigger the block or even a section of a keyword may be enough. For example asking them to find out information about "Middlesex Cricket Club".
Get the idea?
It would make sense I think for someone to be paid to visit the sites that have attracted a block by the filtering and when sure that they were legit to add them to a list that would not be blocked in future.
I must say though that despite this elaborate filtering that any half intelligent kid can find the porn within a couple of minutes. My experience was that if you turned your back for that couple of minutes that many of them would have done so!

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I have a friend where at his school the filter blocked Wikipedia...Now, I know this isn't always 100% accurate information but it's still a great resource and to block a site like that is rediculous in my eyes.

Funny thing is, before I got my new domain, I had the domain drugsplayground.com... Although I won't go into details it's a warez site as well. When I was in high school, I could access my site straight forward with no problems despite the "drugsplayground" domain and the content on my forum.

So yeah, filters and what not aren't always the best answer. Not to mention, spam and all that will never be stopped.
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what is ment by "warez" is that like hacking and stuff? It seems like alot of forums and communities think
that all links are either sexual, ID teft, or crap... Don't people know there is alot of good online?

Why is there any need for "warez" do ppl try to hack their own computer, then try to brag how "they are
somebody"? Personally, I think people should realize that computers and the Internet are not toys..
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Like I said, I won't go into it but my point was...they block good, innocent sites and resources such as Wikipedia while my forum had* a "bad" name and content that a lot of people don't support. :lol:

If you want to know more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warez
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I beleieve that the education computer networks are more stricter, which is a good thing, however it'd be different if they filtered wikipedia, and other useful sites in education.

Hopefully you see my view, next year I'll be working as a SysAdmin, so yeah xD~
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A young friend of mine if doing A level art. So she has an on line gallery for her stuff, which she wants to access from school. Its blocked, solely due to its name. Its a well known site used by professionals as well as amateurs.

deviantart.com :roll: So whats causing the block? Deviant or Tart? :lol:

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James N wrote:A young friend of mine if doing A level art. So she has an on line gallery for her stuff, which she wants to access from school. Its blocked, solely due to its name. Its a well known site used by professionals as well as amateurs.

deviantart.com :roll: So whats causing the block? Deviant or Tart? :lol:

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Hmm, be easier to make a site, then she'll know if it's blocked at school, however she shouldn't have to buy a domain and hosting to get away from school blockers, proxy her way through, or, find a different method xD
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Thats why I think too uch cesoring of things online causes more trouble than it's worth.. People
should br mature and responsible instead of thinking someone wants a serious sexual relationship
just asking someone's name...

Whatever happened to social skills in the 21st century?
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