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TF blocked in China?

  • christay2009

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    I keep recommending TF to people here in China and it seems it is blocked.

    I don't know why ... China isn't covered / rarely mentioned.

    Unless all the computers are just terrible here and can't cope with it.

    Anyone else in China confirm?

    #1 Posted: 10/12/2011 - 09:24

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  • altmtl

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    You're not the first person to mention this, I saw it on another thread - yes it's blocked.

    #2 Posted: 10/12/2011 - 09:53

  • somtam2000

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    We currently block all traffic from China due to it being used as a base to attack the site a month or so back, plus it cuts the spam level by about 80%. We did lift the block a few weeks ago but the spam appeared almost instantly, so the block is back.

    Site can be accessed through a VPN -- I know that is less than ideal, but that is the best solution we have for the moment.

    #3 Posted: 10/12/2011 - 18:49

  • KirstyB

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    On a recent trip to China I used ssltube.com (no www.) to access TF. It wasn't perfect but is worth a shot if you're travelling through rather than living in China and don't have a VPN connection.

    #4 Posted: 10/12/2011 - 21:18

  • caseyprich

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    i use astril. freegate works (as a free vpn) but it needs to be constantly updated as China is chasing down the program.

    #5 Posted: 10/12/2011 - 22:15

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