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Old 09-07-2014   #1
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Site blocked in most places

I don't know if anyone else have found this but the fiat forum (including the app) is blocked on most public access wifi hot spots

There is usually no obvious reason for this but I recently tried to look at the app while the other half was shopping (admit it you've all been there) and this popped up on my phone



Clearly the site its self isn't the issue, I wondered if its the adverts or something else, what ever the case it probably means the site is being blocked by servers all over including being completely blocked by some countries
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Re: Site blocked in most places

Hmmm, I'll have a look into this. Cheers for the heads up!
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Re: Site blocked in most places

According to OpenDNS - you need to flag the domain for review.

I'm guessing that;s what the "Contact your network administrator" link does?
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Re: Site blocked in most places

I've found the site blocked in quite a few places so do you need to flag it at every location or does open DNS manage the whole system? All apple store's free wifi blocks the forum too as well as some Starbucks and many restaurants
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Yes - if it's OpenDNS blocking it on all of them, then a category change will sort them all out

If you can't do it, let me know and I'll see if I can contact them somehow.
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Next time I'm there I will give it a try
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Re: Site blocked in most places

Perhaps we are being confused with fistforum; the content of which would quite rightly be blocked by most public wifi administrators.

I've also noticed this blocking, but there is no consistency to it; you can access the forum from the apple store in Milton Keynes, but not the apple store in Watford.
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Re: Site blocked in most places

Leisure Lounge specifically used to get blocked by my work's filtering policy as being Adult Content The rest of the forum was open though.
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Aye was all the pictures of Lolita's norks and all the other pics no doubt


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Re: Site blocked in most places

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Perhaps we are being confused with fistforum
That is a typo you only make once!
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Next time I'm there I will give it a try
Did you get a chance to check it again?
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Re: Site blocked in most places

Yes I have done and still no change still blocked in most places with free wifi, including work who have just rolled out free wifi throughout the building
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Re: Site blocked in most places

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Yes I have done and still no change still blocked in most places with free wifi, including work who have just rolled out free wifi throughout the building


FYI this is because of the parental block on your internet. contact your provider and ask them to remove it. or change the settings on your online account.
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Quote Originally Posted by Reuuk View Post
FYI this is because of the parental block on your internet. contact your provider and ask them to remove it. or change the settings on your online account.
lol, no it's not, it's WiFi providers (Cloud, Arqiva, etc) applying blocks on certain categories of sites ie. porn, which FF seems to have been miscategorised as.
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FYI this is because of the parental block on your internet. contact your provider and ask them to remove it. or change the settings on your online account.
indeed you needed to have read from the start, this is public access wifi nothing to do with personal home internet access
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