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Author Topic: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?  (Read 296 times)

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Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:11:10 PM »

For me, this would be no. I do wonder if I am the only student in my school district who actually uses this website. If I am the only student on the site out of 25,000 others, it wouldn't be worth the trouble blocking it. Besides, students are always finding loopholes in the system.
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 10:47:15 PM »

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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 07:15:47 AM »

UMass Lowell does not block anything at all, and my high school did not block this website when I was there.
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 08:25:18 AM »

No. We were discussing something about roads one day and one guy did a Google search and said, “Hey, I found this great forum that has the answer.” I didn’t let on that I was a bit familiar with it. :-D
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 10:47:23 AM »

Nope
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 11:32:17 AM »

The way I'm familiar with blocking of websites: Websites are grouped into categories, and those categories are blocked.  If someone wants access to a blocked website, they need to specifically have it unblocked.

I would think this webpage would be listed as a forum, which may or may not be prohibited.

Otherwise, there's a million porn websites out there...they'll go crazy trying to block each one individually.
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 02:02:43 PM »

Nope.  Most of the time I spend on here is at work.



The way I'm familiar with blocking of websites: Websites are grouped into categories, and those categories are blocked.  If someone wants access to a blocked website, they need to specifically have it unblocked.

I would think this webpage would be listed as a forum, which may or may not be prohibited.

There's a flip-side way of doing it though, too, that's a combination of what you said.  A company can simply block all websites, and then unblock only specific ones.  In that case, I find it highly unlikely that AARoads would be unlocked.

This approach doesn't usually work out well for companies and tends to get overturned in rather short order, because then they quickly become aware that the VPs spend a lot of time online and don't really appreciate IT cramping their style.
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 02:57:53 PM »

At school, surprisingly, it wasn't blocked.
At work, unsurprisingly, it also isn't blocked.
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 03:46:31 PM »

The way I'm familiar with blocking of websites: Websites are grouped into categories, and those categories are blocked.  If someone wants access to a blocked website, they need to specifically have it unblocked.

The Federal agency where I once worked had categorical blocks, with a process for getting an exception to visit a site from your own workstation, or access to a special workstation configured so that nobody can tell electronically that my agency was looking at sketchy websites. The former situation affected my few preliminary reviews of mergers of gaming companies, where you needed basic corporate information such as where their casinos and their competitors were located to figure out whether further investigation was needed. The latter, I'm sure, came in handy for people in another part of my agency, who had to investigate things like questionable "male enhancement" claims (such as the clever but infamous "Smilin' Bob" ads, which my agency helped kill off).

There were no specific restrictions on the aaroads.com forum, just the vague warning that our internet usage was being watched.
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Re: Is AARoads blocked at your school or place of employment?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 12:44:10 PM »

My high school never blocked AARoads. They were too busy blocking Google.

As for my college, I'm writing this from it.
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