Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ravelry: Why O Why?

All of a sudden, about two months ago, I got this message when I clicked on my Ravelry bookmark at work:

You cannot access the following Web address:

The site you requested is blocked under the following categories: Dating/Personals

You can:
The web site you have requested has been blocked due to one of the following reasons:

a) presents an information security risk to the company.

b) contains inappropriate content.

c) violates the company's policy, or

d) is a company website designed for external use only.

If you have a compelling business need to access this web site, please submit an online web access request using this link: Contact Infomation Security to request a review Information Security will review and follow up with you. (Please note: Director level or above must approve access to any blocked web sites.) Access to web-based e-mail (ex: hotmail, yahoo mail, etc) is currently blocked due to security (virus, worm, etc) risk and will not be permitted -- we are pursuing additional protective measures to permit this access in the future. Thanks for your support and patience
Company Risk Management/Information Security

Use your browser's Back button or enter a different Web address to continue.

And I was completely innocent! Just browsing knitting patterns! :)

Can it be fixed? (Other than asking my director, because, um, that ain't gonna happen. )


Anonymous said...

That suuuuucks!


Liz said...

You can try proxies, but they can be a little funky to configure on occasion.

kimberly said...

Darn! I hate stuff like that - sounds like they are being pretty stingy with what they allow people to look at. Good luck trying to get around it!