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    I hope >70% of you think I'm talking about TV Tropes leaving the interblag.

    Anyway, can anyone explain to me why http://tvtropes.org is blocked at work for "Sex?" It wasn't blocked until recently, and it distrubs that of all reasons to block it, it was blocked for sex.

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    The Websense category "Sex" is filtered.


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    They got pretty heavy with their Sex Tropes, to be honest. It probably doesn't help that they now have Porn Tropes there too.
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    Curse the prohibition on curse words! The best retort writes itself. *sigh* Now it's going to rattle around souring my consciousness until I can unload it on some unsuspecting fool.

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    Trust me, it's for the best.
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    To be honest, a short TV Tropes session can evolve into a missed day faster than a short Wikipedia session. If you want to keep your job this is probably good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilDMMk3 View Post
    To be honest, a short TV Tropes session can evolve into a missed day faster than a short Wikipedia session. If you want to keep your job this is probably good.
    I'm well aware of the "just on more link" to the point of having 20+ windows open. I am a night audit at a hotel, if it wasn't for this forums and tvtropes I would play my psp for almost the whole 8 hours...

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    My workplace has blocked this too. So much for stealing plot hooks for my D&D campaign over lunch.

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    I <3/TVTropes for that reason.

    WebSense is finnicky sometimes. 'Sex' makes sense at least, even if it is being a little overzealous. What I want to know is what it means when I look up a cryptography website and it says "The WebSense category 'Dayton' is filtered."

    What the heck is Dayton?! Is the town or university in Ohio really that salacious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilDMMk3 View Post
    To be honest, a short TV Tropes session can evolve into a missed day faster than a short Wikipedia session. If you want to keep your job this is probably good.
    Wikipedia NEVER had me busy for a whole day the way TV Tropes did. If Wikipedia is a Time Killer, TV Tropes is a Time Genocider.

    ........and since when do they have porn tropes?
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    A wild DLD appears!

    Anyway, its been a while since I looked at that awesome site, but I do remember some rather questionable pages.

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    ARGH i just found TV Tropes like a two weeks ago and have killed so much time on that sigh and now its blocked
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    Wikipedia NEVER had me busy for a whole day the way TV Tropes did. If Wikipedia is a Time Killer, TV Tropes is a Time Genocider.
    Hehe so true

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    I was wondering why Websense got it for "sex"

    Now what will I do to be unproductive at work? At least Tvtropes had a font and format that made it look like a business-related site that I could hide more easily.
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    Bear in mind that sometimes the filter has really stupid reasons for blocking things. I once had a filter block a site for "pornography". Trust me, there was none. They just want to catch it any putting something like that there provides grounds for them to question what you were doing there in the first place.

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    Goldarnit, did you have me scared!

    Unfortunately, I really don't know how that filter works, so I can't add much useful info.
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    This should help you get around it

    That is, unless they have proxies filtered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobVosh View Post
    I hope >70% of you think I'm talking about TV Tropes leaving the interblag.
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    The above post made a lot more sense in my head.

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    Never, EVER, start a thread called "R.I.P. TV Tropes" again! :P
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    Nah. I did get to TV Tropes on school without problem's and i'm now in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Squat View Post
    This should help you get around it

    That is, unless they have proxies filtered.
    If your employer is spending money to block a site and you are caught using their resources and perhaps your paid time to circumvent that obstacle -- well, the phrase "bad career choice" is running through my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Squat View Post
    That is, unless they have proxies filtered.
    Guess what? They do.

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    Some filters block out Sports Illustrated's website because of the swimsuit issue links. That just means one has to go to espn.com for sports surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruki-kun View Post
    Wikipedia NEVER had me busy for a whole day the way TV Tropes did. If Wikipedia is a Time Killer, TV Tropes is a Time Genocider.

    ........and since when do they have porn tropes?
    Since quite a while ago, apparently. It's a catagory in and of itself...

    ... quit looking at me like that; links go to odd places in that site.

    Also, SHAME on you for making the title say R.I.P. TV Tropes. You made me thank that' quabandiblaman had showed up again. Don't ever scare me like that again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tirian View Post
    If your employer is spending money to block a site and you are caught using their resources and perhaps your paid time to circumvent that obstacle -- well, the phrase "bad career choice" is running through my mind.
    I didn't really say it was recommended, just that it could be done. Besides, like he said, without Internet, he'd just play his PSP anyways.

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    Didn't know, our high school didn't, which is how everyone got on MySpace, which had been blocked.

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    Oddly, despite its massive web blocking, my high school never blocked TV Tropes...and this college doesn't appear to have any content filtering at all. Still, it's agreed that it wastes a LOT of time...I'm reading it right now, too, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glug View Post
    Guess what? They do.
    Surely they can't be blocking EVERY proxy out there?

    *wishes he remembered that shotgun-proxy site*
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    TV tropes was blocked in my class due to "excessive time-wasting potential."

    The guy who runs the web filter in my class is really cruel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagehime View Post
    Oddly, despite its massive web blocking, my high school never blocked TV Tropes...and this college doesn't appear to have any content filtering at all. Still, it's agreed that it wastes a LOT of time...I'm reading it right now, too, actually.
    Wouldn't filtering on a college campus (at least in dorms) be sort of against the spirit of college? Or is it just liberal arts colleges...I have heard of schools that limit bandwidth usage, but that's understandable to keep the tubes from clogging up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tataraus View Post
    Wouldn't filtering on a college campus (at least in dorms) be sort of against the spirit of college?
    I briefly attended a college where this was so out of control that there's a Facebook group dedicated to keeping the latest proxies up.

    Yeah.

    I never needed this, though. One of the perks of being friends with a guy who worked in their Technology department. >.>
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    Is this the same filter that blocks GitP because it's a "Game"?
    If so, I remember Phase telling me once that he was looking up a Latin poem for class… and it was blocked because, apparently, it was "occult". *eyeroll*

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    R.I.P. TV Tropes
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