Pradeep, Arun, I tried.
Didn't work with my lab.
Lab admin refusing.
As for cyber cafes, I've managed to unblock it.
: )

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM, Pradeep Mohandas <> wrote:
Also, this also gives a Wikimedian a needed excuse to talk about
Wikipedia - a leg in the door, if you will. The Head of IT's interest
did get piqued by being told about Commons but I'm not sure if she
explored it much more. It was a situation that I could have positively
exploited but I was just happy to get the restriction removed.


On 26/12/2011, Arun Ganesh <> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Pradeep Mohandas <
>> wrote:
>> hi,
>> Commons was blocked in my college too. All it took for me to get it
>> unblocked was a 25 min conversation with Head of IT dept. She did the
>> needful to unblock Commons. Suggest talking to the college's/cyber
>> cafe's network administrator first to unblocking websites.
> This is the best way forward, the IT admin of colleges, cafes always have
> the option of overriding default filter lists. Students/colleges should be
> encouraged to get contact the admins and get commons/wikipedia unblocked
> and have free unrestricted access just like the local intranet. it will
> encourage using wikipedia as a reference and more students to contribute.
> I remember i needed to pay to browse the web at my engg college. i had made
> a request to make wikipedia free for access, but back at the time in 2005,
> the admins did not take it seriously, times might have changed now.
> --
> <>

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