DVM – Army Banned

Getting blocked on NIPRNET is almost as gay as Multicam

Well it looks like DVM is blocked on NIPRENT (the DOD non-classified network that most soldiers use to surf the net in places like Iraq and Afghanistan).

Not really sure why, could possibly be the language – but other websites with fuck and shit in every article are not blocked.

Honestly this pisses me off, it’s not like we post smut pictures or talk bad about the military (quite the contrary, we are way pro-Military). I am guessing that we pop-up under some sort of pulse-less blog and “naughty” language filter.

Anyway – I say FAIL! To the DOD IT folks

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30 thoughts on “DVM – Army Banned”

  1. As I write this from my DOD computer, I am truly saddened. Not sure if it is just the Army right now or if it will spread to all branches but with my USMC/NMCI NIPRNET you are still accessible.

    It would be disheartening to lose you as I truly enjoy reading the posts. The insight and humor is great for days when the monotony of “cubicle life” tries to bring down the warrior inside. I hope this doesn’t become a trend and look forward to continued access at work.

    Great site all and keep it up. Thanks.

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  2. Well I know it is blocked in Iraq – not sure about other theaters or CONUS

    This is way gay – I am going to stop by the IT shop when I have time to see if there is some sort of process where I can challenge the block

    ~James G

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  3. This is almost as gay as TAD gear.

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    1. In Multi-Cam!

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  4. That’s crap, I don’t see anything objectionable about your site. This is almost as bad as Google’s decision to downgrade websites with questionable language in their search engine and on YouTube. YouTube is very bad with this stuff, they will censor great videos because of a “smut” factor but you can freely watch two women making out and apparently that’s okay because they have a million views and Google is making money off their ads. Definitely see if you can challenge that one, James!

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  5. It may just be the command you’re at. Each command has the approval to allow or disallow based on their own needs/purposes as long as it’s at least as restrictive as the higher command has it set.

    I’ll do some snooping and see what I can find out.

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  6. Well I know it is blocked in Iraq – not sure about other theaters or CONUS
    This is way gay – I am going to stop by the IT shop when I have time to see if there is some sort of process where I can challenge the block~James G  

    you are gay, and a closet multicam wearer.

    tomahawk

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  7. What! You know damn well the only cammo I like is Desert Tiger Stripe – we used to pimp that back in the day in the Desert.

    You talking crazy talk player !!!

    ~James G

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  8. This is bullshit James, hope you get unbanned as soon as possible. Keep up the great work.

    - Connor

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  9. Thanks Connor

    ~James G

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  10. I reckon there’s a BCG wearing REMF somewhere in the desert who didn’t get enough teet as a kid and is pissing on everyone’s chips because they all think he’s an ass licking douchebag. His way of getting even was to complete forms in triplicate about the subversive nature of DVM and pass them up the chain.

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  11. The forum is blocked by our work “filter” (Sheriff dept) but this main site shows up fine. That sucks for the troops!

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  12. That’s weird, sorry for the crappy news James. At least you’re in elite company, though- I was on a CONUS Navy base last month and the Fox News website was blocked on their servers.

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  13. James G’s anti American anti military views caused the ban…..wait wrong site….I meant LIBCOM.ORG……..which might not be banned
    Thank God for censors or i might might think on my own
    PS China got porn

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  14. Haven’t tried NIPR yet but I do read this on MWR computers…As long as I have access, it’s all good.

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  15. Hey, all,
    Just to let you know, it’s not all installations that are doing it.

    I just verified, I think the CONUS machines are good, not sure about OCONUS, but as far as I can determine, it’s not being blocked. Must be at the installation you’re at over there. Or somewhere up the chain.

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  16. This is what I got from the Army:

    Apparently website filtering is based on “Phases” – the Default Phase is Phase 1 and that one does not allow “blogs” –

    I said: DVM is not a personal blog but an online magazine that is part of an incorporated media company – and under your policy News/Media sites are permitted.

    They said: Errrrr….

    I said: And I can still go to dozens of personal blogs on NIPR, so even if you consider DVM a personal blog why is DVM blocked?

    They said: Errrrr….

    I said: Can I argue this to someone?

    They said: Errrrr….

    So that’s it, guess I am SOL

    But… the blocking is Domain Specific – so DVM is blocked on only one domain in Iraq (iraq.mil I think) so I am guessing other domains may or may not have blocked us

    ~James G

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  17. In Multi-Cam!  

    Two things I hate.

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    1.  ( 2012.02.18 02:24 ) : When I originally cmemonted I clicked the -Notify me when new surveys are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I purchase four emails sticking with exactly the same comment. Possibly there is by any indicates you may get rid of me from that service? Thanks!

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  18. proxify.com is your friend in these situations.

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  19. good luck with the proxy sites. Most if not all of them are blocked as soon as they’re found.

    Sorry bout the luck with the site there James. See if there’s an open connection around somewhere or an MWR connection.

    Hope it’s not a permanent block.

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  20. No way you can use a proxy on NIPR, that shit is locked down 1000X more than DVM

    Its no prob for me, I have commercial net – but allot of the Mil guys don’t so I am pissed for them

    Also – your blog is also blocked here also Norm

    gay

    ~James G

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  21. I suppose an RSS feed or mirror to another domain/googlesite wouldn’t work.?????

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  22. Pure BS. People could actually learn something from this site. Makes no sense.

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  23. I originally found this site via NIPR. Glad I’m working for civilians now.

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  24. Were the “Errrr” responses from actual sysadmins? That explanation about phases sounds weird. If you could find out what filter service they use you could always get your site re-classified.

    Or you could always go higher up the chain since your site can be used for training purposes.

    Just my 2 cents.

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  25. Hey, all,Just to let you know, it’s not all installations that are doing it.I just verified, I think the CONUS machines are good, not sure about OCONUS, but as far as I can determine, it’s not being blocked. Must be at the installation you’re at over there. Or somewhere up the chain.  (Quote This Comment)

    In Europe it works on Army computers. On one right now.

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  26. I just found out that DVM is banned on mil networks in Japan now

    Gay

    ~James G

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  27. @ Shai:

    Sweet, thanks for the update from Europe dude

    ~James G

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  28. Don’t know if the Army ever got this unfucked but you’re good to go on NMCI…

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