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Don't ban me, I'll ban myself! (PSA)

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Just came from the monthly ban thread.

What I don't get is why people request to be banned...  For any length of time.  It doesn't stop you from visiting the site and going about whatever you wish.  All it does is inconvience you of posting, and if you've really got such an addiction to this site, well, not even a perma ban will keep you gone...  for too long...

So, I figured.  Hey, stop bothering mods, all you people that don't know how to hit the "Log out" button, and actually STAY logged out, I've got a solution for you.  So, sit back, take it easy, and I will show you step by step how to completely "ban" yourself from the site, getting an error every time you try to visit vgchartz.

Okay. Step one.  LOG-OUT!

The second thing you want to do is go into programs, and open up notepad as an administrator.  Next, from the notepad, we're going to look for a file.  So, go to [Computer]>[OS]>[Windows]>[System 32]>[Drivers]>[ETC] and we're half way done.

If your ETC folder appears to be empty, make sure you have "view all files" selected.

Now, open the "hosts" file.

Now, if you want to leave notes for yourself in the file, that's fine, just make sure # is the first thing on the line and the computer will skip over it...

Anyway, at the bottom of the file, on a free line, type....

127.0.0.1

After that, press the tab button, and type VGChartz.com.  On another line, type 127.0.0.1       www.vgchartz.com.  And, hit save.  You may want to copy this post somewhere incase you forget, because you wont be able to read this thread for reference.  And, go ahead, have a ball.  Ban yourself from any website you desire.

Got a problem with facebook?  Twitter?  Youtube?  Google? Neogaf?  Well, you now have a solution.

Good luck with your withdrawl! :D



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I wouldn't suggest messing with whatever is inside System 32...



What's a good way to ban yourself from the Internet altogether? Is there a program that can block the Internet for, say, a few hours when you've got something important to do, or need to go to bed? I think many people could benefit from that.

(yes, the power of will is not strong with this one, not always at least)



Wright said:
I wouldn't suggest messing with whatever is inside System 32...

As long as you know what you are doing it is fine...which probably not too many people (me somewhat included) do, so advice to all:

HANDS OFF THIS METHOD (Block VGChartz with your firewall instead)



Wright said:
I wouldn't suggest messing with whatever is inside System 32...

I and lots of other people use that same method for blocking sites.  Just don't go fiddling with other things, and you're good.

Also, @ lemon, disconnect your eithernet cable, or disconnect from your router.



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Burning Typhoon said:

Also, @ lemon, disconnect your eithernet cable, or disconnect from your router.

Not exactly a perfect solution, I need to be connected to the Internet, just not be able to browse the web.

It's for example when you really need to do something on the computer, but an important event is going on and you can't help yourself from checking out updates on the Internet.



LemonSlice said:

What's a good way to ban yourself from the Internet altogether? Is there a program that can block the Internet for, say, a few hours when you've got something important to do, or need to go to bed? I think many people could benefit from that.

(yes, the power of will is not strong with this one, not always at least)

Unplug your ethernet cable, tie it up and store it on the top shelf of a cupboard.

Unplug any wireless adapters and do the same.



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Why would you want to turn of the internet? That would mean you have to download p0rn.. that's insane.. streaming is much better to leave no trace..



 

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LemonSlice said:
Burning Typhoon said:

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Not exactly a perfect solution, I need to be connected to the Internet, just not be able to browse the web.

wat



Or you can just log off and convince yourself that you're disgusted with this site. That could work.



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