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 Message 9 of 13
12 September 2015 at 9:31pm | IP Logged 
I have checked the hosting and the access for the new site, doesn't seem to be a problem. I checked for worldwide access.
Bit slow in India.

It isn't blocked on any spam list (although that is mostly for email) and I can't find it on any blacklisting sites. So it would seem it is your IT department software blocking it. Some corporate systems block access to forums.

Speed is an issue sometimes because it is shared hosting, but hopefully we'll be able to sort that out shortly.
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13 September 2015 at 3:22am | IP Logged 
Ahh sad! Thanks for checking.   For some reason our IT software classifies it as a game, not a forum. Which
is odd.
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14 September 2015 at 1:26am | IP Logged 
I didn't know we had another websit I just sign up for that one but why two sites? Is this one closing?
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 Message 12 of 13
14 September 2015 at 3:33am | IP Logged 
See the mods' statement. The community has no control over how long the current site stays available. Technically it can't be closed unless FX chooses to.
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 Message 13 of 13
14 September 2015 at 10:06am | IP Logged 
kanewai wrote:
Just got back from three weeks away, and found that the new site is now blocked at work:

Block reason: Forbidden Category "Games"

So I really shouldn't be checking the site at work anyway, but ... I do. I'm not sure if this is an issue that is unique to our work servers, or if it's based on a tag embedded in the forum software.

It might be any of a number of reasons, mostly having to do with stupid tagging in filtering systems. I'd contact IT to report the site being mislabelled -- you'll be likely to find out what they're up to from their response, or be found out yourself ;)

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