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I couldn't access BGG at work today. Some proxy setting issue. It sucked not to be able to get on, but OTOH, I am perturbed at how much more work I got done shake
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Yeah, I would probably be more productive too if I couldn't access BGG at work.
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Did you try bgg.cc?
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indigopotter wrote:
Did you try bgg.cc?
yes. It's blocked



EDIT: typo
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A day without bgg isn't really a day at all
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I've had this problem in the past. This is because it's blocked by some firewalls as miss-categorized as online games.

Have you tried in internet explorer? Usually, corporate solutions offer more details about the problem in Internet Explorer.
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danevilparker wrote:
A day without bgg isn't really a day at all
Well, a work day, but yeah, I get your point. Like in an internet or water outage, you look up stuff or try to turn the faucet reflexively despite knowing.

jamuki wrote:
I've had this problem in the past. This is because it's blocked by some firewalls as miss-categorized as online games.

Have you tried in internet explorer? Usually, corporate solutions offer more details about the problem in Internet Explorer.
Yes. What would be helpful? Clicking on the help button/option and researching what it says?
 
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ackmondual wrote:
danevilparker wrote:
A day without bgg isn't really a day at all
Well, a work day, but yeah, I get your point. Like in an internet or water outage, you look up stuff or try to turn the faucet reflexively despite knowing.

jamuki wrote:
I've had this problem in the past. This is because it's blocked by some firewalls as miss-categorized as online games.

Have you tried in internet explorer? Usually, corporate solutions offer more details about the problem in Internet Explorer.
Yes. What would be helpful? Clicking on the help button/option and researching what it says?


Which kind of info is displayed in Internet Explorer? In my setup, the category in which the page was classified was shown: in my game case "online gaming" and I could use that to report to the firewall provider that BGG was incorrectly classified.
 
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jamuki wrote:
ackmondual wrote:
danevilparker wrote:
A day without bgg isn't really a day at all
Well, a work day, but yeah, I get your point. Like in an internet or water outage, you look up stuff or try to turn the faucet reflexively despite knowing.

jamuki wrote:
I've had this problem in the past. This is because it's blocked by some firewalls as miss-categorized as online games.

Have you tried in internet explorer? Usually, corporate solutions offer more details about the problem in Internet Explorer.
Yes. What would be helpful? Clicking on the help button/option and researching what it says?


Which kind of info is displayed in Internet Explorer? In my setup, the category in which the page was classified was shown: in my game case "online gaming" and I could use that to report to the firewall provider that BGG was incorrectly classified.
Not sure how the firewall settings are done at my workplace. I'm assuming this may not be something I can submit a request for change.
 
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Sorry to hear that I do not see any other way of going ahead [There are of course ways to sidestep the proxy, but they will probably get you in trouble with IT, so I do not recommend it]
 
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jamuki wrote:
Sorry to hear that I do not see any other way of going ahead [There are of course ways to sidestep the proxy, but they will probably get you in trouble with IT, so I do not recommend it]
Last time this happened (roughly 6 to 10 years ago), the BGG admin did something from their end so that I (and other BGG users who lodged the same concern) could access this site again. BGG staff changed the site's classification from "gaming" to... not sure specifically, but something in the likes of "[not gaming]".


But yeah, I'd rather not actively do stuff to bypass the company firewall.
 
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