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Post #1 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:24 am 
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Is there a way to have the site not listed as a "game" site ? The silly corporate firewall is blocking me from accessing it from work.

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Post #2 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:27 am 
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LPDavid wrote:
Is there a way to have the site not listed as a "game" site ? The silly corporate firewall is blocking me from accessing it from work.

Probably your corporate IT is the only one that can do it.

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Post #3 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:32 am 
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I don't think that the site is explicitly listed in the corporate firewall. It's just configured to block all game site.

Some go domain like godiscussion.com and go4go.net will pass through the firewall fine because the are not explicitly listed as a game site.

Actually I could come here from work on the day I registered but one week after the site was no longer accessible.

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Post #4 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:53 am 
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LPDavid wrote:
I don't think that the site is explicitly listed in the corporate firewall. It's just configured to block all game site.

Some go domain like godiscussion.com and go4go.net will pass through the firewall fine because the are not explicitly listed as a game site.

Actually I could come here from work on the day I registered but one week after the site was no longer accessible.


And where is this forum "explicitly listed as a game site?"

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Post #5 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 10:32 pm 
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kirkmc wrote:
LPDavid wrote:
I don't think that the site is explicitly listed in the corporate firewall. It's just configured to block all game site.

Some go domain like godiscussion.com and go4go.net will pass through the firewall fine because the are not explicitly listed as a game site.

Actually I could come here from work on the day I registered but one week after the site was no longer accessible.


And where is this forum "explicitly listed as a game site?"

More specifically, do you know what your corporate IT uses for its firewall? There are a couple of different resources companies use to create the lists of blanket blocks on different kinds of sites (like "games").

I know there was discussion about this in the past with Jordus doing some research on it. I wonder if he's made any progress on figuring that out. Jordus?

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Post #6 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 10:45 pm 
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schultz wrote:
kirkmc wrote:
LPDavid wrote:
I don't think that the site is explicitly listed in the corporate firewall. It's just configured to block all game site.

Some go domain like godiscussion.com and go4go.net will pass through the firewall fine because the are not explicitly listed as a game site.

Actually I could come here from work on the day I registered but one week after the site was no longer accessible.


And where is this forum "explicitly listed as a game site?"

More specifically, do you know what your corporate IT uses for its firewall? There are a couple of different resources companies use to create the lists of blanket blocks on different kinds of sites (like "games").

I know there was discussion about this in the past with Jordus doing some research on it. I wonder if he's made any progress on figuring that out. Jordus?


There was some discussion on this, but there doesn't seem to be indication that the site is "listed as a game site" from what Jordus researched.

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Post #7 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:09 pm 
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I found there are many reasons that sites get blocked by corporate firewalls. Our hosting service claims the only way sites get categorized is through search engines. As far as google is concerned I don't see "game" coming up anywhere....

There are also many solutions to try to get around it; however, I will not divulge that information as to the fact that if your work is blocking it, bypassing it could get you in trouble and I don't want to personally feel responsible, or have the forum held responsible for something like that.

I will tell you that you can search on google for these supposed work arounds.

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