Blocked at work now

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  1. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    The Websense program my workplace utilizes now blocks the new TF address. I never had a problem with the old one and was wondering if there's anyway this can be worked around.

    When I log onto the main url, it says blocked: games.

    When I try to go to traditionatwork, it says blocked: uncategorized.

    Before the switch, the regular traditionfootball was never blocked, and traditionatwork has always come up blocked: uncategorized.
     
  2. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Welcome to my world even though its working today surprisingly... normally I get the blocked because its games message
     
  3. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    1) Can you get to the forums subdomain (forums.traditionsportsonline.com)?
    2) If not, can you use a proxy service?

    There really isn't anything I can do to change the Websense category...Ryno may be able to contact and ask for it to be changed to "Sports", but technically it is categorized correctly. The TF domain was lucky to go as long as it was without being put into the correct category.
     
  4. RynoAid

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    how does Operation Sports get around it then Shaun? Maybe i'll talk to Steve or ChrisS over there and get their advice on hooking up the atwork URL
     
  5. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    Damn. He subdomain comes up blocked: games as well. Operationsports.com comes up blocked: games too. Not the end of the world but it's going to severely limit what I can do content-wise for my OD.
     
  6. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    And I'm not going to use a proxy. I do value my job.
     
  7. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    even osatwork.com?
     
  8. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    My work recently blocked our new addy. But traditionatwork.com works just fine. for now...
     
  9. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    Osatwork works fine. Traditionatwork is blocked: uncategorized.
     
  10. BigSmooth33

    BigSmooth33 Walk On

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    osatwork doesn't work for me... DAMMIT
     
  11. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    maybe they need to start taking *work* out of the urls
     
  12. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Can you see ESPN? Maybe Ryno can talk Websense into calling us sports.
     
  13. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    Yeah espn and over sports are fine.
     
  14. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    No promises, but I'll see what I can do.
     
  15. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    They will change a category if you ask...I'll try it.
     
  16. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    I've noticed when I use traditionatwork @ work is that if I click on the forum tab highlighted in red in my pic I can surf the site without any issues but if I click on the forum tab just above it I'll get "caught". But then again if I try to go into individual league forums I'll get caught as well. I don't know if me being on military computers have anything to do with it or not though.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    BTW, I've emailed Websense trying to get the category changed. Cross your fingers.
     
  18. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    *crosses fingers*
     
  19. Big Suge Knight

    Big Suge Knight Walk On

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    OK strange thing happened at work tonight, I was able to get on the forums to read and post for about ten minutes. At that point I got the blocked firewall with the category of weapons(?) as the reason. It completely threw me off that it said weapons instead of games and also that I was able to access and then not.
     
  20. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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  21. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    Probably talking about these things above my wrists...
     
  22. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    Sigh. Still no worky at work.
     
  23. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    It also doesn't work for me at work. Anything with sports or forums seems to be blocked yet all shopping sites aren't. Seems like gender bias to me.
     
  24. Full Moon Fever

    Full Moon Fever Champion of Standards

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    I can get sports. Just not games. But osatwork works fine.
     
  25. recchem2000

    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

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    Mine is blocked too, but traditionatwork.com is working just fine.
     

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