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Restricted websites (content control, web filtering)

Postby wobnam » Thu May 29, 2008 12:06 am

This got started as an off-topic discussion in a thread somewhere, so I'm continuing it here:

melonkernel wrote:How come some people can't view flickr, is it restricted somehow in the area or is it the browser that can't handle it? If it is the latter case, what browser do you have?

wobnam wrote:Flickr has, due to some of the contents, ended up on a lot of blacklists used by various content-control software, used typically in schools, workplaces or at home by administrators/parents to censor the web for their students/employees/children.

Voran_the_Scholar wrote:Wobnam hit the nail on the head. It is restricted by my internet provider. Integrity.com. Is flickr a lego-only site like brickshelf? Or is it a more general site that Lego enthusiasts use?
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Postby wobnam » Thu May 29, 2008 12:15 am

Voran; Flickr is not LEGO-specific, it's just a place to share photos.

It's very popular because it has a lot of functionality for sharing, finding and commenting on pictures. The most famous function, I guess, is that it allows users to add comments to a specific part of the picture. Someone else can probably explain it better, but it's very useful for commenting on LEGO creations.
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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Thu May 29, 2008 12:19 am

Ah. I see. Thanks, Wobnam.

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Postby wobnam » Thu May 29, 2008 12:21 am

There are ways to get around such blocking, though.
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Postby Sir Dano » Thu May 29, 2008 1:41 am

wobnam wrote:There are ways to get around such blocking, though.

Perhaps we should not get the younglings in trouble. :wink:
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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Thu May 29, 2008 1:50 am

Not that I'd want to try anyway. :wink: I see the benefits of restriction.

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Postby plums_deify » Thu May 29, 2008 5:35 pm

Problem is my work's filter ALSO blocks proxy sites. So.

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Re: Restricted websites (content control, web filtering)

Postby Danielas » Fri May 30, 2008 10:35 pm

wobnam wrote:This got started as an off-topic discussion in a thread somewhere, so I'm continuing it here:

melonkernel wrote:How come some people can't view flickr, is it restricted somehow in the area or is it the browser that can't handle it? If it is the latter case, what browser do you have?


One resen it may be restricted is you can upload any photo you want without it being moderated. So you could put inapropiate stuff on there. :(
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Re: Restricted websites (content control, web filtering)

Postby kibosh » Sat May 31, 2008 1:19 am

Danielas wrote:
wobnam wrote:This got started as an off-topic discussion in a thread somewhere, so I'm continuing it here:

melonkernel wrote:How come some people can't view flickr, is it restricted somehow in the area or is it the browser that can't handle it? If it is the latter case, what browser do you have?

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One resen it may be restricted is you can upload any photo you want without it being moderated. So you could put inapropiate stuff on there. :(


Could? There is a TON of inappropriate material on there. A TON of amazing, incredible work as well, but yeah, you could get your porn fix on Flickr, too.
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Re: Restricted websites (content control, web filtering)

Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:03 am

kibosh wrote:
Danielas wrote:
wobnam wrote:This got started as an off-topic discussion in a thread somewhere, so I'm continuing it here:

melonkernel wrote:How come some people can't view flickr, is it restricted somehow in the area or is it the browser that can't handle it? If it is the latter case, what browser do you have?

quote]
One resen it may be restricted is you can upload any photo you want without it being moderated. So you could put inapropiate stuff on there. :(


Could? There is a TON of inappropriate material on there. A TON of amazing, incredible work as well, but yeah, you could get your porn fix on Flickr, too.


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