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How many of you see your place of business block THR?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Taurus 66, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. Taurus 66

    Taurus 66 Member

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    I went on the computer where I worked and got this message:

    I had a good laugh as to their short-sighted categorization of THR. I mean "yes" there are many gun topics, but it's not about shooting everything that moves, which is likely what the powers that be are probably thinking.

    How many others are blocked where they work?
     
  2. Deanimator

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    I'm the network administrator. I had a long talk with myself and agreed not to block THR...
     
  3. DoubleTapDrew

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    Web filters are incredibly stupid and can't tell the difference between a site like THR and one that teaches people how to make IEDs, it just lumps them all as "weapons".
     
  4. geojap

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    I'm the NetAdmin also. THR blows right through the firewall...
     
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    I'm really lucky, all of our computers are on an DOD network and block most everthing( falfiles ar15 youtube ebay ect) but they must have forgot about thehighroad.:D
     
  8. highorder

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    funny, all the proxy websites above get this:


    THR sails right through. :)
     
  9. Ed N.

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    One of the nice things about working for a defense contractor. Weapons are our products. Makes it darned tough to block sites with weapons content when your engineers need access to sites about explosives, fuzes, warheads, propellants, etc.
     
  10. snead888

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    yea its blocked at my school, but thats kinda understandable, just really annoying
     
  11. nplant

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    Mine is blocked, but I use my Ironkey flash drive's built-in Firefox browser with Secure Sessions enabled. It slows down everything a bit, but if you're doing ANY financial transactions (buying anything, banking, etc.) online, it's worth the money to get one. Just a happy by-product is that the internet filter no longer "sees" where I'm surfing, and hence, no more problem. Also, no monthly or yearly fees for a proxy service, and none of the hassles of many of the free proxy servers out there. My Ironkey goes with me everywhere now, just in case I need it, much like my knife.
     
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    They are scared of us.

    Molon Labe
     
  13. Josh Aston

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    Technically my work blocks all weapons sites. Fortunately for me there is an easy way around the firewalls.
     
  14. JesseL

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    Yet another Network Administrator checking in.
     
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    Our network blocks virtually all "special interest" sites, including, unfortunately, some profession-related ones. Discussion boards and sales/auction sites are blocked. So are sites dedicated to certain subjects, such as "vehicles" or "media" (which includes news sites.) THR would be double-blocked as both a forum, and as a site dedicated to "weapons"..
     
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    Nope *fingers crossed* not yet!
     
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    Old company no. New company yes.
     
  18. tigre

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    I'm not blocked on my University's network.
     
  19. VegasOPM

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    The company I work for doesn't block anything. We use archery and martial arts equipment in the show, so "weapons" have to be allowed. Our Adult show uses the "Adam and Eve" catalog as a vendor...:neener:
     
  20. dakuda

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    I never tried to get here from work, or any other site that can be classified as 'weapons'. Something out being at a school district tells me that it is blocked w/o even trying.

    Plus, I don't have time to really sit at a computer to try it during the day.
     
  21. Thernlund

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    I'm a network admin. I'm actually the top dog. The only things I block are MySpace (and other such sites), and Internet proxies.

    I don't even block porn. But I block MySpace. Oh yeah I do. :evil:


    -T.


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    Not if the guy in charge actually knows what the hell he's doing.
     
  22. blkbrd666

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    Well, if I weren't a network admin, I would just pop in the Verizon Broadband card.
     
  23. Steve Raacke

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    THR is not blocked (yet) at work. Just about everything else is. I can't see any images here. The blocking software just subsitutes a stop sign for any photos.
     
  24. RancidSumo

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    It isn't blocked at my highschool here in Wyoming.
     
  25. mbpautz762

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    I'm not blocked on my college campus, but am at work. strangely enough, I can get on midwayusa.com at work, but not THR :scrutiny:
     
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