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CLEO Thread, The LightSpeed Filtering issue thread in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); I thought I would make a new thread for more general filtering issues such as kent.dl.sourceforge.net (or any other download ...
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    The LightSpeed Filtering issue thread

    I thought I would make a new thread for more general filtering issues such as kent.dl.sourceforge.net (or any other download mirror) not being reclassified which means we can't download from sourceforge. You can request a reclassification at Take A Look Inside Our Internet Filter and Antivirus Databases - Lightspeed Systems if the site is in a locked category. I will check first thing tomorrow to see if anything has changed otherwise....

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    There is a good reason Sourceforge is flagged though... it's nasty. It's now only one step better than download.com and it's lovely installer, or softpedia and it's gauntlet run of fake download buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    There is a good reason Sourceforge is flagged though... it's nasty. It's now only one step better than download.com and it's lovely installer, or softpedia and it's gauntlet run of fake download buttons.
    I have never had any issues with sourceforge in all the time I have been using it and it hosts many popular projects such as 7 zip etc, so for me it's essential to have access to these different projects.

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    Funnily enough download.com is not filtered ! Also after further experimentation it seems it only 7 zip is filtered and other items are available so it's not as bad as I thought.
    Last edited by ChrisH; 12th March 2014 at 03:35 PM.

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    Great idea Chris
    I've submitted Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School as its classed as Ads - lets see how long it takes to get actioned to save me having to unblock manually in each school in lancashire

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    Google sourceforge, and you'll find out why it's classified bad across most filters, spam blacklists etc due to recent changes. You'll see countless OSS folks have removed their wares from SF for the same reasons.

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    Got email at 15:12 saying Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School has been placed into education category

    So thats an excellent response time for a simple request

    Simon

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    spoke too soon - site is still coming up as blocked "ads" even though I got this email
    This is an automated response to your review request submitted on 3/14/2014 3:28 AM (PST) for Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School.

    Review time: 3/14/2014 8:11 AM
    Logged category: <none>
    Updated category: <none>
    Review reason: SUBMITTED FROM ARCHIVE: This is a Lancashire Primary school website so access required for all OCL users

    Reviewer comments:
    primrosehillschool.org.uk was placed in the education category.

    If the category has not been changed the database team has determined that the site is categorized correctly in accordance with our published category descriptions. If you still feel you need to access this site please contact your local system administrator.

    * Depending on the configuration of your local system, this update may take anywhere from 1 to 24 hours to reach you.

    Lightspeed Systems
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    Got a call in to OCL ref 421462
    Last edited by SimpleSi; 17th March 2014 at 10:26 AM.

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    We will get the odd things that will be blocked, but overall I believe it is a better system. The main problem has been changing all the proxy setting. Mine came into close 20 different systems and still learning of new ones like Lexia Learningtoday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhothersall View Post
    We will get the odd things that will be blocked, but overall I believe it is a better system. The main problem has been changing all the proxy setting. Mine came into close 20 different systems and still learning of new ones like Lexia Learningtoday.
    Gah I forgot about Lexia !

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    Spoke to Martin at OCL - the site is showing classfied as Education now at
    primrosehillschool.org.uk Website Details
    but still blocked as "ads" is school

    he is contacting Mr Lightspeed
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    The county list wont be synchronised with the master list.

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    You should get a job with ocl/lightspeed
    That was exact reason- sync had failed.
    They've manually done it and going to fix the auto sync
    My site now available across Cleo land
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    Google Translate is also blocked and can not be overridden by admins. OCL are looking into the issue

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    That is because it can be used to bypass the filter.



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