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BlockSite

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CNET Editors' review

This free Firefox add-on is supposed to let you block certain Web sites. But what is actually does is block every single site you attempt to visit.

BlockSites plain interface is fairly straightforward, which is good since there's no Help menu. It allows you to enable warning messages for blocked sites, set up your password, and manage your lists of allowed and blocked sites. The program, though simple in design, seemed flexible at first, allowing you to add, edit and even import and export Web site links. We added sites to both the Black- and Whitelists, but the program blocked each site that we tried to visit regardless of which list it was on. Ultimately, we had to disable the program to visit any sites at all.

Don't bother with this one. It doesn't work and you'll merely waste time setting up lists.

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    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Absolutely USELESS"

    May 20, 2013  |   By TechyPop

    Version: BlockSite 0.7.1.1

    Pros

    there are exactly None

    Cons

    adds entered sites (to be blocked) into BOTH the black and white lists!!! No way to either block or white list a site!!!!

    Summary

    Useless!!! Completely,.. Absolutely Useless!!!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Other reviewers don't know what they're talking about"

    June 10, 2011  |   By f5gj2

    Version: BlockSite 0.7.1.1

    Pros

    Blocks sites, prevents the links from even being clickable

    Cons

    You need to know what you're doing? o_O

    Summary

    This extension does NOT block every site, as the other reviewers state. The problem is the users mistakenly creating wildcard filters that match all sites. It's not an issue with the extension. Learn how to use it.

    I'm using BlockSite 0.7.1.1 in Firefox 4 and it works totally fine. Check your filters. One of them is overreaching.

    Can't believe a CNET editor would publicly admit to incompetence like this.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Used to work"

    May 4, 2011  |   By dperrella

    Version: BlockSite 0.7.1.1

    Pros

    It used to block the sites that I wanted it to, while allowing me to see other sites.

    Cons

    Now it usually blocks every single site and has to be disabled.

    Summary

    It used to work, but lately (since Firefox 4? Since I added to many sites to my list?) it blocks all sites, just as described in the cnet review. I've gone through a lot of gyrations of disabling and enabling it and it may have worked briefly, but mostly it just blocks everything. I'm looking for an alternative.

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