Adult website not blocked

Forums Service Issues Categorization Issues Adult website not blocked

  • October 19, 2020 at 1:52 am

    The website
    DOMAINREMOVED
    is an adult site, and is marked “R & NSFW” in the “Adult/Pornography” category in Categorify, but the Family filter is allowing it through. Shouldn’t it get blocked based on that rating in Categorify? A secondary category for the site is “Religion”, which is wrong and can reported for deletion, but I thought any website marked R & Adult would get blocked by the family filter. ??

    • This topic was modified 8 months ago by Daniel Cid. Reason: removing links to adult sites
    A.
    October 19, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Yes, I can confirm that it is accesible as of now (using fam. filter). Maybe, it’s because: “It can take 24 / 48 hours for a recategorized domain to be applied.” https://community.cleanbrowsing.org/cleanbrowsing-categorization-engine/

    October 19, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    The settings I described were how I found it when I originally searched Categorify, not based on any changes I made. So I’m assuming it was probably categorized that way longer than 24/48 hours. I do see that Categorify has now removed the second “Religion” category from the site after I submitted that. But I thought a site flagged as it was originally shouldn’t have made it through the family (or adult) filters.

    A.
    October 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Yes, when I checked yesterday the “religion” tag wasn’t there. They usually review changes submitted through “/recategorize” fairly quickly.

    As of now, it’s still accessible for me, too. Maybe you were the first one to search for it: Categorify scans the site to determine the applicable categories automatically (when it comes to “adult”, in my experience, it almost always detects that correctly).

    October 19, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    So you’re saying Categorify may have added the site to its database only when I initially searched for it, and then shown me an automated assessment of content?

    Am I correct in expecting CleanBrowing’s family filter to block any site that is categorized as adult, even if has other categories as well? But that might not have taken effect yet as the 24-48 hour clock actually started when I did my initial Categorify search?

    A.
    October 19, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    @”So you’re saying Categorify may have added the site to its database only when I initially searched for it, and then shown me an automated assessment of content?”

    Oh, yes.

    And, depending on what type of content you are reporting, that can be the quickest way to report (if you have a bunch of sites to submit). For instance: When it comes to reporting “Adult” sites, I usually just do a search for them and Categorify classifies them automatically (it rarely tags them in the wrong category). When it comes to proxies, though, it often has trouble detecting them and comes out with a “Technology” result or something like that. So, with certain categories (e.g. proxies) I usually just head over to “/recategorize”. Because I know I’m going to have to manually specify the category anyway.

    @”Am I correct in expecting CleanBrowing’s family filter to block any site that is categorized as adult, even if has other categories as well?”

    Yes. E.g.: x-forum DOT net.

    @”But that might not have taken effect yet as the 24-48 hour clock actually started when I did my initial Categorify search?”

    Yes.

    October 19, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you for that clarification. That is very helpful to understanding how this works.

    A.
    October 19, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    You are very welcome, my friend.

    And, fortunately, it seems that the website you reported is being blocked by the family filter now.

    October 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Yes, all blocked now!

    thanks,

    A.
    October 25, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    P.S. This is a tip from one of the mods: https://community.cleanbrowsing.org/topic/please-block-the-following-sites/#post-2098

    If one has already configured the device to use fam. filter you can just use (with cmd.exe): nslookup website

    These are 2 examples, using fam. filter:
    (RESULT 1. Adult site being blocked)
    nslookup redletterchristians.com
    Server: family-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org
    Address: 185.228.168.168

    *** family-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org can’t find redletterchristians.com: Non-existent domain

    (RESULT 2. Random, accessible site)
    nslookup amazon.com
    Server: family-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org
    Address: 185.228.168.168

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: amazon.com
    Addresses: 176.32.98.166
    205.251.242.103
    176.32.103.205