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Re: Ogre blocked at work
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2011, 02:01:09 AM »
Sites aren't typically blocked individually, but rather categories of sites are.  Third-party firewall manufactures and security firms maintain lists of sites that are categorized based on overall content of the site.   These lists aren't based on a controversial nature, but simply on type of content.  Many of the larger vendors have nearly the entire Internet categorized (Barracuda is a big one).

A site like MadOgre.com or WeTheArmed.com would likely fall into a category called "Firearms", possibly as well as others (politics, language, etc.).

Then a sysadmin comes along and based whatever factor (company policy, personal beliefs, BOFH, etc.) he may or may not choose one or more categories to block and/or monitor.

Make no mistake... the company/country in question is the one responsible for the blockage, not the list vendor.  The list vendor only categorized the site.  But when a site turns up blocked, it's not that they've blocked THAT SITE per se, but they've blocked whatever category that site might fall into.   

(As a side note, it's not unheard of for sites to be miscategorized by the vendor.  Mechanisms usually exist for customers to report miscategorized sites.)


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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #26 on: January 20, 2011, 09:12:28 AM »
    This Page Cannot Be Displayed

    Based on your corporate access policies, access to this web site ( http://www.madogre.com/ ) has been blocked because the web category "Hate Speech" is not allowed.
    If you have questions, please contact the ISD Help Desk at 6-5647 and provide the codes shown below.
    Notification codes:    (1, WEBCAT, BLOCK-WEBCAT, 0x04ad0c55, 1295532361.645, AAAD+AAAAAAAAAAAZP8AEP8AAAD/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAE=, http://www.madogre.com/)


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    « Reply #27 on: January 20, 2011, 11:50:49 AM »
    HATE SPEECH?   Seriously?  Find out who did that policy and just tell them that I would be interested in talking to them.
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    « Reply #28 on: January 20, 2011, 11:59:20 AM »
    HATE SPEECH?   Seriously?  Find out who did that policy and just tell them that I would be interested in talking to them.

    Well, your rage against Idiot Democrats is irrestrainable...
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    « Reply #29 on: January 20, 2011, 12:06:50 PM »
    Well, your rage against Idiot Democrats is irrestrainable...

    YOU'RE DOING IT TOO!!!

     ;)

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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #30 on: January 20, 2011, 03:53:52 PM »
    YOU'RE DOING IT TOO!!!

     ;)

    And, being redundant and repeating myself!
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #31 on: January 20, 2011, 04:56:27 PM »
    And, being redundant and repeating myself!

    That too, but we can't vilify you for crappy grammar. :D

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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #32 on: January 20, 2011, 05:47:24 PM »
    That too, but we can't vilify you for crappy grammar. :D

     :neener
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    « Reply #33 on: January 20, 2011, 10:49:48 PM »
    Now that was funny....  :rotfl
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #34 on: February 09, 2011, 11:54:45 AM »
    ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN DENIED
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    URL:  http://madogre.com/ 
    Reason:The web category "Hate Speech" is filtered.
    Your IP: 10.212.225.52 

    On my last week at work they pull this crap!

     
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #35 on: February 09, 2011, 12:00:51 PM »
    Hate Speech!?

    WTFF?
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #36 on: February 09, 2011, 01:01:15 PM »
    Misfiled my someone at the firewall vendor who either has an agenda or made far too many assumptions.

    Or... "hate speech" is meant to mean "swear words".  :shrug

    Could probably get the vendor to reconsider to filing.


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    « Reply #37 on: February 09, 2011, 01:12:04 PM »
    Web filters are for little girly IT people.

    I have a team of ninja web policy enforcers that will move invisibly over the walls of your cubicle and peer over your shoulder to see if you're looking at naughty sites. If you are caught, the last thing you may see is the steely glint of their eyes reflected in your monitor.

    Last week a programmer was found slumped over his keyboard, with sanrio.com still displayed on his browser - a warning to those who don't understand the kind kind of depravity that won't be tolerated.
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #38 on: February 09, 2011, 02:17:34 PM »
    That's almost as good as the falcon story.


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    « Reply #39 on: February 09, 2011, 04:47:51 PM »
    ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN DENIED
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    URL:  http://madogre.com/ 
    Reason:The web category "Hate Speech" is filtered.
    Your IP: 10.212.225.52 

    On my last week at work they pull this crap!

     


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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #40 on: February 09, 2011, 05:22:08 PM »
    Hate Speech?   I'll Show Them Some Hate Speech!

    Your hate speech can be directed towards Waste Managment Inc.  :clap
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #41 on: February 19, 2011, 04:49:14 PM »
    I HATE "hate speech"!

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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #42 on: March 01, 2011, 03:39:51 PM »
    George's site is categorized as "weapons" and blocked where I work but I can get to WTA.  Go figure. 
    Your ideas intrigue me and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #43 on: June 29, 2011, 04:12:35 PM »
    We just got our computer systems redone with a package net filter thingy. I'm here on WTA no problem, but MadOgre came up blocked for WEAPONS.

    Now comes the beautiful part of being management. I just called up IT guy and said, "Unblock weapons. I like weapons." And the answer was "No problem. That was just the default." Boom. Done. Next.

    My gosh, I love being managment. :)

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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #44 on: June 29, 2011, 04:32:14 PM »
    Epic win.


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    « Reply #45 on: June 29, 2011, 07:22:00 PM »
    "It's good to be the King."
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    Re: Ogre blocked at work
    « Reply #46 on: July 14, 2011, 10:04:35 PM »
    This reminds me of the time Ogre's youtube channel was trolled by some animal rights hippie and got it blocked and made him pull all the p-dog videos on the basis that they showed animal cruelty or something...after saying that someone had to shoot HIM for hunting the pests.
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    « Reply #47 on: July 14, 2011, 10:09:16 PM »
    Yeah, that was just bunches of fun.
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