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06RTCharger    157

Just recently, i think the site was updated right? Like within a week. Since then i cant get onto this forum at all with Starbucks wifi lol. I go there during my breaks at work. Did this update include some kind of restriction or firewall(if thats even a relevant term)? I can use every other thing with the starbucks wifi tho, like youtube, google, pandora, etc. Seems odd only this webpage wont load at all with that wifi. My regular 3g service loads it, but pretty slow. My wifi at home loads the page fine also. But at starbucks, nothing, not even half way. The loading bar starts then stops and never moves and no images at all pop up or any kind of "error" message of anykind. Anyone else have this problem? Maybe starbucks added something to their wifi security? But why would this forum be considered "restricted" or blocked by anyones wifi lol.

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audiofanaticz    3,414

That wouldn't be a problem on our end, that would be a problem with Starbucks.
With their wifi they can restrict any site they choose too through their settings and are restricting/blocking websites that are probably not rated G, PG, or PG-13 or some crap.

Im sure the site directly is not to blame but falls into some classification/rating that we have no control over.

This is why rules are strict when posting some content in say threads like RPP for example.

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06RTCharger    157

So all the porno sites work on starbucks lol and diyma, idk what it could be. I tried diyma thinking maybe its some kind of block on "forum" style sites. 

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audiofanaticz    3,414

To my knowledge Starbucks blocked porn sites way back in 2016 already when users are on their free wifi, but then again so many sites are giving the wrong classification so that maybe why your able to view porn still.

Chances are if it works on your phone without wifi using 3g, works on your phone with your home wifi, but on starbucks wifi it doesn't work that clearly shows where the issue is coming from.
Besides that its not like we can go and type "block starbucks users" and no longer allow them since there is really no way of knowing what IP every starbucks user is using to block every single person on their wifi network.
Granted we can see your IP when the account is created, the user makes a post, etc, but we dont know if its coming from starbucks or your home. All we would really be able to tell is the internet service provider without massive digging.

Its most likely an issue on their network, maybe ask a manager and see what he says.

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audiofanaticz    3,414

Really wouldnt put it past them to blocking anything that doesn't fit their brand/agenda.

They have been in the news before for blocking some news networks and not others, as well as all the firearm controversy.

I would never step foot in a starbucks let alone give them any of my money with how they try to enforce censorship, but its their company and they can operate it as they want.
I guess for me its easy to boycott the establishment all together since I don't drink normal coffee or the fancy liberal coffee.. 😂

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06RTCharger    157

Alright lol thanks man, ill just work around it. As for starbucks, i was a addict before lol specially because its right next to my job. One drink in the morn and one at lunch break, $17 a day atleast 5days a week. Had to cut that shit out so i could buy some car audio shit lol. 

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audiofanaticz    3,414

yea its crazy what people will pay for that crap, your money your life, do you! :D

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3vil    528

Ive notice a lot of bugs, or just general weirdness, when visting on a mobile device since the last site update. Hadn't seen any recent topics about it, but recent topics doesnt fully work, kinda fig'd it was on my end. Why are all the ads now for threads on this forum? Like, yeah i just checked the RPP, so why would i click an ad sending me back there?

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