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 Post subject: Unable to visit TP directly
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:49 am 
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TP is my daily reading for a long time. These days I noticed, however, that I can't visit the site directly. So I'm using VPN to report this situation.

Is TP blocked by the GFW? Or is there some censoring mechanism behind TP that I happened to be denied?


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 Post subject: Re: Unable to visit TP directly
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:55 am 
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Leslee, what is GFW?

I had the same problem a few years ago with TP being blocked at work. There is a post somewhere in off topic that explains how to get around that.
I'm going to be dumb and say go try that??? I was just in Shenzhen over the weekend and managed to get on to TP just fine from the massage parlor. Maybe it's a fluke?

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 Post subject: Re: Unable to visit TP directly
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:02 am 
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katsmom wrote:
Leslee, what is GFW?
This stands for the Great FireWall, the Chinese government controlled censoring of the 'net.

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 Post subject: Re: Unable to visit TP directly
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:21 pm 
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This may be the post Rox was talking about:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21930

Here is the link to the twisty puzzles site that worked for me that's mentioned in the above link:

http://d56538.u22.qwknetllc.com/forum/

Hopefully that works.

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 Post subject: Re: Unable to visit TP directly
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:08 am 
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@katsmom
Don't know how to verify whether TP is blocked by GFW. Actually i can ping twistypuzzles.com normally, just can't connect.

@Gus
haha You're right about it. Hate it, though.

@darryl
Thank you for the information. I'm using a private dial-up connection and i think there's no restrictions in my router. Currently I'm using VPN but it is inconvenient.

Summary:
1. I can ping twistypuzzles.com, <23 ms
2. Direct connection is not working
3. Fellow from Beijing can connect TP directly(which means GFW is not censoring TP site in overall)
4. Using VPN is OK, my account is also normal.

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Unable to visit TP directly
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:41 am 
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It's OK now! Don't know why, though.
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