YouTube Is Now Blocked On Extended Access

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YouTube Is Now Blocked On Extended Access

Postby ccmichaelson-p40 » Sun May 03, 2009 12:56 pm

Our Stake and Ward buildings are all set to the extended firewall settings (versus restricted). Until just a week or two ago, YouTube was permitted and our Stake YW Presidency used it extensively during Ward Conferences and such. Additionally, the Church has setup a channel on YouTube.

However, the firewall is now blocking any YouTube videos from playing. Is this going to be a [font="]permanent [/font]change?

Thanks,
Cameron

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Postby techgy » Sun May 03, 2009 1:27 pm

ccmichaelson wrote:Our Stake and Ward buildings are all set to the extended firewall settings (versus restricted). Until just a week or two ago, YouTube was permitted and our Stake YW Presidency used it extensively during Ward Conferences and such. Additionally, the Church has setup a channel on YouTube.

However, the firewall is now blocking any YouTube videos from playing. Is this going to be a [font="]permanent [/font]change?

Thanks,
Cameron


You can switch to "General Access" which is the same access level as the Family History centers use, and this level will give you YouTube access. As to whether the change to Extended is permanent, I don't know.
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Postby russellhltn » Sun May 03, 2009 1:51 pm

Note that changing the access level needs to go though the Stake Technology Specialist and receive approval from the Stake President.

What videos are you looking for? From what I gather, the YouTube stuff was aimed more at reaching non-members. You may be able to find church videos on the church website. That would not be blocked.
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Postby techgy » Sun May 03, 2009 9:58 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Note that changing the access level needs to go though the Stake Technology Specialist and receive approval from the Stake President.

What videos are you looking for? From what I gather, the YouTube stuff was aimed more at reaching non-members. You may be able to find church videos on the church website. That would not be blocked.


There's also a few church videos on the Deseret Book web site.
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Postby SheffieldTR » Mon May 04, 2009 12:13 pm

I believe you could also access these videos on momon.org

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Postby WirthlinPD » Wed May 06, 2009 10:04 am

ccmichaelson wrote:Our Stake and Ward buildings are all set to the extended firewall settings (versus restricted). Until just a week or two ago, YouTube was permitted and our Stake YW Presidency used it extensively during Ward Conferences and such. Additionally, the Church has setup a channel on YouTube.

However, the firewall is now blocking any YouTube videos from playing. Is this going to be a [font="]permanent [/font]change?

Thanks,
Cameron


For the LDS Extended Policy, YouTube is intended to be open. If you go to your Meetinghouse today, you will be able to access YouTube content.

If you do get blocked, please verify that you are not on the Restricted policy that only allows basic access that would not include access to YouTube.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Wed May 06, 2009 11:51 am

peterw wrote:For the LDS Extended Policy, YouTube is intended to be open. If you go to your Meetinghouse today, you will be able to access YouTube content.

If you do get blocked, please verify that you are not on the Restricted policy that only allows basic access that would not include access to YouTube.

We are definitely on LDS Extended filtering and a few weeks ago I could access YouTube. Because of ccmichaelson's post, I tried again last Sunday and confirmed it is now being blocked.
So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Sun May 10, 2009 9:24 am

Apparently, it's not just YouTube. A few minutes ago I received a block notice while trying to access www.microsoft.com, which I've accessed many times before. The reason given was...

Reason: Uncategorized - This category is filtered.

Website Address: http://www.microsoft.com/

Access Level: LDS Extended Access
Hummm... Uncategorized??
Something has definitely changed.

EDIT: Well, the list of newly blocked sites is apparently quite large, including sites like www.adobe.com, www.firefox.com, and many others that were once accessible. The question is, is this a temporary glitch, or a permanent change?
So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.

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Postby ccmichaelson-p40 » Sun May 10, 2009 6:47 pm

Youtube is now working (not being blocked) on LDS extended access...??? Not sure what happened but it appears to be corrected.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Sun May 10, 2009 9:09 pm

Thanks for the update. It's not the first time we've seen a temporary glitch in the content filtering process.
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