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Topic # 192306 6-Mar-2016 01:25
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I have asked Mauricio to remove some threads discussing unblocking services around that big US based video provider more to protect those that have working services. This means I have also removed my tutorials and a bunch of other things. From now on, I would recommend not discussing working services in public space and if you have a service that works for you then keep it to yourself and don't discuss it anywhere public since many of these providers are now going through great costs to bring a service to you.

 

This also goes for private messages on here from me. If you're not trusted or a long term member then I will not answer any questions related to unblocking. I do have a service that works, and I know many of you guys do too so lets just keep it to ourselves from now on. If your service stops working then raise it with your service provider or read your service providers social media channels for clues.

 

Most service providers will no-longer state what they're doing around this US based video provider to protect them, and their customers. That is all.

 

There are private forums set up now to discuss such things behind closed doors and some discussions have been moved there - if you'd like access then send me a private message.





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  Reply # 1506724 6-Mar-2016 07:03
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I admire your opsec-mindedness, but how would anyone connect a discussion here with an individual account?

We all use some sort of nickname, and if we PM each other the email address isn't revealed. Or is it?

I suppose we don't want the opposition to know when their countermeasures are or aren't being successful.




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  Reply # 1506743 6-Mar-2016 08:19
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If its all legal and above board then why do service providers and their customers need protecting?

 

Hence why the secrecy given the protestations that people are not doing anything illegal?


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  Reply # 1506745 6-Mar-2016 08:22
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Thanks for initiating the (removed) thread michaelmurfy.

 

Without it many off us would not have been able to get to where we are. I too seem to still have a working setup (based on the information provided earlier).

 

I do feel sorry for those who will not or have not been able to get around the restrictions.

 

 





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  Reply # 1506751 6-Mar-2016 08:49
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ockel:

 

If its all legal and above board then why do service providers and their customers need protecting?

 

Hence why the secrecy given the protestations that people are not doing anything illegal?

 

 

Because by posting on a popular forum such as Geekzone, you are doing Netflix's testing for them. By reading our posts they can gauge the effectiveness of their geoblocking, and any "still works for me!" posts will mean concentrated efforts on that unblocking provider

 

It has nothing to do with illegality.


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  Reply # 1506754 6-Mar-2016 09:08
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ockel:

 

If its all legal and above board then why do service providers and their customers need protecting?

 

Hence why the secrecy given the protestations that people are not doing anything illegal?

 

 

 

 

There's a big difference between commercially confidential and illegal.


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  Reply # 1506755 6-Mar-2016 09:13
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Have to admit, I'm pretty disappointed with this decision. I was about to sign up for a new provider and was in the process of trawling through trying to figure out what my best option would be.

 

Making it a private thread for those that had previously contributed would've been a much more constructive way of going about it.


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  Reply # 1506759 6-Mar-2016 09:40
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Maybe mauricio should renane this website to censored-zone.

This is disappointing....




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  Reply # 1506763 6-Mar-2016 09:54
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sdavisnz: Maybe mauricio should renane this website to censored-zone.

This is disappointing....

 

Disappointing is someone thinking this is censorship. Michael asked to have the discussion removed from public view because it's a game of cat and mouse and obviously as soon as someone posted something about configuration that was being blocked by some providers.

 

People can transfer knowledge via PM. It will depend on who the other party is - if the OP decides to only reply to old timers, trusted members, so be it. No use removing a discussion then giving away information to someone who registered yesterday with the username [StreamingServiceBlockingYou].

 

 





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  Reply # 1506764 6-Mar-2016 09:55
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+1 on the thread removal, It brings back memories of the Go Large days where people would post how to get past the traffic management (tagging traffic as youtube etc) just for an ISP to read it and block that method.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1506767 6-Mar-2016 09:58
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If a forum such as this lacks the freely shared information like in your fantastic guides, what is the point of its existence? So we can all debate flag, Trump and KDC?

 

 

 

While I can understand, this is truly disappointing. 


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  Reply # 1506769 6-Mar-2016 10:00
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You can debate all you want, but the technical methods are still best kept under the radar.





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  Reply # 1506771 6-Mar-2016 10:05
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This is the reason IT folk get paid over 6 figures or almost 4 digit contracting day rates

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  Reply # 1506773 6-Mar-2016 10:08
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Although I've only just signed up to an account, I'd been lurking here for over a year.  I just want you to know how helpful the tutorials and many of your discussion threads were to me when I was looking at setting up a Netflix account.  So cheers, geekzone, you've probably helped a lot more people than you'd ever realise out!


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  Reply # 1506805 6-Mar-2016 10:59
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freitasm:

You can debate all you want, but the technical methods are still best kept under the radar.



100% agree with keeping this under the radar. I too was getting worried that the effectiveness of current working providers and solutions was being compromised by the thread.A more private forum may be more appropriate.

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  Reply # 1506808 6-Mar-2016 11:06
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I'm using the kiwi in aussie service and would really appreciate it if anyone could send me the current answer. I presume I'm not supposed to post the name of the service.

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