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I regularly use the bus to get to and from work because parking is a nightmare, they have free HOTSPOTS on all the buses in my area. Now the problem is that Orange Safeguard keeps blocking various stack exchanges sites with the message over 18 year old content blah blah blah. Funny thing is that some networks work and some don't Stack Overflow works just fine but webmasters, meta, area 51 and among overs just don't. Since its a open hotspot its not possible to turn the safeguard off.

Now the thing is these safeguards have appeals you can make Does stack actively email these buggers or is it down to us users?

I've already sent an email to but I doubt they will even look at without a few more people with the same problem. If you 2 are having problems then please submit an email and tell them to sort their crap out.

But again if anyone knows a work around for orange crap guard let me know (Please no HTTP proxies) :)

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closed as off topic by Martijn Pieters, Rosinante, Austin Henley, John Saunders, animuson Feb 6 '13 at 3:12

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It's down to you users. I doubt the (predominantly American) employees of SE are aware of the problem. – Martijn Pieters Feb 6 '13 at 0:02
This appears to be an exact duplicate of SO blocked by UK mobile internet provider (Orange). – Ken White Feb 6 '13 at 0:08
Must be all the munging. Censorship is an adult thing – random Feb 6 '13 at 0:15
It's not an exact duplicate as I checked. The user in the other thread is using a 3G/GPRS call therefor it can be turned off if you ring them.. On hotspots you can not unless the owner of the hotspot does so. But the fact is these are incorrectly flagged sites. And hoping more people are having the problem so we can send out a wave of emails, or maybe some bright spark knows a way around safeguarded sites on orange - but please note I say orange, I'm actually on the buss using their hotspot. I guess they have a orange phone HOTSPOT on the buss which connects via 3G or something. – Simon Hayter Feb 6 '13 at 0:15
Most of those bus hotspots are implemented via 3G/GPRS – Joel Coehoorn Feb 6 '13 at 1:31
Apparently the SE sites are included in the class of 'unmoderated social networking sites & chat'. so if the setting is set to Strict they will be blocked. You can change it to Moderate or Off to fix it (probably)… – Wilf Jun 2 at 15:05

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