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Centurian 803
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Age : 67
Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:45 pm

Hi guys, I'm finally back. It's been a while since I posted. My employer had this website blocked and like Felix Unger, I was asked to vacate my home. This request came from my wife.
Things are on the upswing though. The city has unblocked my favorite website and at least I'm getting to smoke my pipe when I want and without complaint and insults. So, for those of you who remember me, gird up your loins you are going to have to put up with me again!!!! lol!
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jhuggett
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Location : Olympia, WA
Registration date : 2007-12-09

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:58 pm

Welcome back!

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kilted1
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Age : 56
Location : North Georgia, USA
Registration date : 2009-01-11

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:07 pm

Welcome back! They block BoB at school too, for the strangest of reasons, 'Adult Content and Pornographic images'

I guess pictures of pipes must have a phallic connotation lol!
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jhuggett
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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:24 pm

Most of web content filtering systems work on a master database that has millions of entries. Often they are not very well categorized.

Of course there are always ways around web filters... Laughing

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Centurian 803
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Age : 67
Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:14 pm

kilted1 wrote:
Welcome back! They block BoB at school too, for the strangest of reasons, 'Adult Content and Pornographic images'

I guess pictures of pipes must have a phallic connotation lol!

Our web filter said blocked for sexual content. I went to the public library and put in a request to have it unblocke and after they reviewed it they unblocked it. Since the network is the same throughout the city it unblocked my workplace too. Every now and again the good guys win! cheers
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kilted1
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Location : North Georgia, USA
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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:40 pm

Centurian 803 wrote:
kilted1 wrote:
Welcome back! They block BoB at school too, for the strangest of reasons, 'Adult Content and Pornographic images'

I guess pictures of pipes must have a phallic connotation lol!

Our web filter said blocked for sexual content. I went to the public library and put in a request to have it unblocke and after they reviewed it they unblocked it. Since the network is the same throughout the city it unblocked my workplace too. Every now and again the good guys win! cheers

You prevailed upon the public library and fixed city government in one fell swoop Question Shocked

You Sir are my HERO cheers
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Aaron

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Location : Ada, Ok
Registration date : 2008-09-20

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:49 pm

Dude, sorry you got kick out of your house man. That sucks. Unless it dosent. But if it does then bummer.
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Tennessee Dave

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Age : 67
Location : Dayton, Tennessee
Registration date : 2008-02-12

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:23 pm

Welcome back!
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Justpipes
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Age : 58
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn't understand.
Registration date : 2007-12-17

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:54 pm

Welcome back Centurian! I hope things are for the better.
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TallSmoke

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Location : Sanford NC
Registration date : 2009-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:30 pm

Welcome back!

Without admitting to any type of wasteful time usage at work I'd like to make a recommendation for anyone who has a blocked site in their workplace, school, etc. but would still like to reach theirs brothers in the BoB. This may or may not work but it has worked for me in two different places.

Rather than typing in the URL directly to the URL box - go to Google.com and type in the site. Do NOT type in www.brothersofbriar.com. What I type in is this: brothersofbriar.forumotion.com in the Google search window.

I guess for whatever reason this does not key a block on my work server.

Give it a whirl. Please note that if your company's IT people track web usage and monitor everyone this still might not be a good idea.
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Buck

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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:41 pm

kilted1 wrote:
Welcome back! They block BoB at school too, for the strangest of reasons, 'Adult Content and Pornographic images'

I guess pictures of pipes must have a phallic connotation lol!

That or the free flowing "Adult" language.

Anyway...........Welcome back.
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Winslow

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Age : 71
Location : Midlothian,Va.
Registration date : 2008-04-11

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:04 am

You can beat the block by going to ASP Google Groups and post the
www.brothersofbriar.com link.Then bookmark the page you posted it on
and you get in that way. Twisted Evil

Winslow sunny
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Centurian 803
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Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:23 am

Aaron wrote:
Dude, sorry you got kick out of your house man. That sucks. Unless it dosent. But if it does then bummer.

Thanks Aaron. It did suck in a major way but I'm getting better. I find I have more time for things I want to do like read, smoke my pipe, go fishing, smoke my pipe, ride the Harley, smoke my pipe... well you get the idea. Anyway thanks to you and everyone else who has posted, for the kind thoughts. As my friend Jake said in the book Two Wheeled Thunder, "Onward and upward with Crispy Crunchies!"
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Mikem
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Location : Glendale, Arizona
Registration date : 2007-12-14

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:18 am

Sorry about the home front but its great to see you back and posting again.
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HoosierPuffer

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Registration date : 2009-04-13

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:14 am

Good job guys, on getting the website unblocked from your various locations!

It is AMAZING what people will do when asked.
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Lees

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Location : Arkansas
Registration date : 2009-05-13

PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:42 am

Hi Centurian 803,

Glad you took the time to ask the library to remove the block. Most of the time blocks will stay put unless someone asks someone in charge to actually review them, and as the moderator mentioned, the automated blocks tend to flag too much.

Gatlin Burley sounds interesting. I'll have to look it up.

Welcome back!
Regards, Lisa Marie
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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:44 am

Thought I havent seen you for a while, welcome back.
Sorry about you home situation, similar thing happened to me 12 years ago, turned out to be about the best thing to happen in my life.
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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:57 pm

EJinVA wrote:
Thought I havent seen you for a while, welcome back.
Sorry about you home situation, similar thing happened to me 12 years ago, turned out to be about the best thing to happen in my life.

I'm starting to feel the same way. I have a lot less stress now and like I said earlier, it sure is nice to be able to light the pipe without evil looks and snide remarks. O.M.G. I've even smoked a few cigars. What in the world is gonna become of me? lol!
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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:02 pm

Lees wrote:
Hi Centurian 803,

Glad you took the time to ask the library to remove the block. Most of the time blocks will stay put unless someone asks someone in charge to actually review them, and as the moderator mentioned, the automated blocks tend to flag too much.

Gatlin Burley sounds interesting. I'll have to look it up.

Welcome back!
Regards, Lisa Marie

Gatlin Burley is available through The Gatlinburlier in Gatlinburg, TN. http://www.gatlinburlier.com/ I love it. My favorite B & M is Smoky's at Montvue Center in Knoxville. They have a website but it isn't finished yet http://www.smokystobacco.com/. If you like Burley (and I do) try their Jim's Sweet Burley.
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PostSubject: Re: Back Again   Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:04 pm

It happens to many of us. Like you I didn't know whether to cry or jump for joy. I have pipes now, quality pipes and alot of them. I believe I made the correct decision. Pipes don't bitch and moan...
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