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Sign the Petition and Help us Unblock Replit!

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RoBlockHeadHacker

Click here to sign the petition

Please share it! https://change.org/unblock-replit

Many schools have decided to start filtering out sites such as Replit which allows students to code in the browser. Some schools have called this site a "distraction" as students are choosing to learn computer science and programming as opposed to working on other subjects. This is a problem for many teachers who use Replit, as it takes away a vital educational tool. We're looking to get Replit unblocked in schools. Not only is it an educational tool, but it is helping to inspire young people to pursue computer science, which is a growing need in our advancing world. You all know how valuable Replit is, you are the power we need to get this problem solved once and for all.

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rediar

You seem to have good intentions but I don't see how this would be effective in any way...
Let's be honest: Schools don't care if some random petition tells them to unblock Repl.it. If teachers of that school can't convince the IT dude to unblock repl.it, guess what, a petition mostly made out of people not in their school won't either.
The real solution is to have teachers and students in that school convince the school. Maybe a tool kit illustrating how useful Repl.it is or something.
Not to mention the petition mischaracterizes the reason for blocks. Most blocks are probably just 1. blanket blocks not targeted at repl.it specifically 2. IT people seeing lots of traffic there and blocking it, or 3. students using it in class when they shouldn't, not because they don't want students working on computer science

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rediar

guess it can't hurt though so I'll probably sign the petition eventually..

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HahaYes

@rediar
the reasoning of prussia never fails

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RayhanADev

@rediar
dude you make 100% good points, but there is good reason that schools block Replit. While it may be educational, Replit runs on servers that schools can't control. You know what other servers schools can't control... VPNs and just open up a python repl and launch a web browser you got an "unblocker" as people here call it. My school required some convincing (and calling a favor with the IT dude) to get Replit unblocked but they accept the risks of allowing too smart kids to abuse the platform and it;s intentions.

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UniqueOstrich18

@RayhanADev
Yea but chrome running in repl with the free plan isnt usable

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Wilke000

I agree

@rediar

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G0RG3

@RayhanADev
, umm...my school didn't block replit.com. sooo yea

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NathanPp

me neither

@YashasShah

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AntimatterDev

@RayhanADev
yeah but if you were really smart you wouldnt use a python repl to make a "unblocker" and you would make a real unblocker

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Jeydin21

dude you make 100% good points, but there is good reason that schools block Replit. While it may be educational, Replit runs on servers that schools can't control. You know what other servers schools can't control... VPNs and just open up a python repl and launch a web browser you got an "unblocker" as people here call it. My school required some convincing (and calling a favor with the IT dude) to get Replit unblocked but they accept the risks of allowing too smart kids to abuse the platform and it;s intentions.

@RayhanADev
Well, the kids that code their way to freedom have earned it, don't you think?

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RayhanADev

@Jeydin21
mhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
fair enough :)

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stackoflimewool

@Jeydin21
No, no they haven't. The rules are there to ensure children do not access inappropriate and distracting sites. You are not allowed to break rules just because you found a way to get around preventative measures to enforce those rules. I don't mean to be the annoying buzzkill, but you don't earn the leisure of breaking rules just because you found a way around a website blocker.

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commander5424

@rediar
you notice that kids get grades from this and may bit the future coders.

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RayhanADev

@AntimatterDev
exactly, I'm just entailing the simplicity of creating said "unbocker". There's a crap ton of them on Repl.it.

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AntimatterDev

@RayhanADev
yeah but those arent really unblockers. they are just you viewing what happening on a vm. for it to be a real unblocker you should be able to access it from your machine and not from a vm.

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@rediar
as much as you make good points i dont see a problem with a bunch of teens being as brainy as their imaginations. schools overthink everything LMAO

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Kirit0

@rediar
i see your standpoint. Having someone "petition" on repl to save repl from being blocked wouldnt actually do much. The fact is, your trying o convince your district, not repl itself. They will not care about what other people on the internet think, but more likely on what other people in your position. If you want it to be unblocked, just ask an administrator and give valid reasons why it would benifit you.

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amasad

@rediar
I can say for a fact that it's helping. We've been in touch with the IT providers that are blocking Replit and the fact that this is going semi-viral convinces them that this could be a potential public-relations issue.

We've also had reporters reach out asking about it. Great work

@RoBlockHead

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programmeruser

@rediar

students using it in class when they shouldn't

Most kids don't even know about repl.it, they only know how to go to coolmathgames and play Run

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Jeydin21

The CEO SPOKE

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kamicavi

@stackoflimewool
Have you been at a school in the last 10 years? Blocking websites only stop people who don't put in the absolute minimum effort. The real solution to stopping people accessing inappropriate/distracting sites is healthy conversations, an absence of censorship, and good teaching staff.

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Jeydin21

Most kids don't even know about repl.it, they only know how to go to coolmathgames and play Run

@programmeruser
That's so sad :(

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sojs

bro same. I created a proxy, used it once or twice, and boom. Blocked. Im on a different computer right now, but it really stinks.

@RayhanADev

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sojs

Bro you sound a lot like my mom :)

@stackoflimewool

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@programmeruser
yes, but the new generation is getting brainy.. 😏

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programmeruser

@novaflippers
what do you mean by "new generation"?

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programmeruser

@Jeydin21
http://www.coding2learn.org/blog/2013/07/29/kids-cant-use-computers/

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@programmeruser
the generation of new smart coders, us >:))))) (jk jk)

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Jeydin21

http://www.coding2learn.org/blog/2013/07/29/kids-cant-use-computers/

@programmeruser
Ok....that's kinda their fault lol. Kid didn't use a malware blocker smh my head

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FirneHHH

@Jeydin21
The kids who learned the languages and built up freedom from scratch deserve it. I wouldn't say that kids who look up "how to unblock a website using python" or something deserve it though. No work was put into that.

As someone who did build an unblocker from scratch though, my friends just copy and pasted stuff. I would say that even if they did build it from scratch, it still should be blocked.

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RohilPatel

My school never had a problem with repl as it's just coder100 and I

@RayhanADev

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RayhanADev

@RohilPatel
lmao

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phucker

@stackoflimewool

are you an adult you sound like one

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phucker

@JamesAHelton

yes bro i rember days going on scratch searching up songs SMH NOW I USE GLITCH AND REPL I HAVE A REAL LAPTOP BUT I DONT DO MY SCHOOL WORK SO I CANT USE IT SO I USE MY SCHOOL LAPTOP FOR CODEING

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Jeydin21

The kids who learned the languages and built up freedom from scratch deserve it. I wouldn't say that kids who look up "how to unblock a website using python" or something deserve it though. No work was put into that.
As someone who did build an unblocker from scratch though, my friends just copy and pasted stuff. I would say that even if they did build it from scratch, it still should be blocked.

@JamesAHelton
True. But it legit only takes 2 lines of code to open a Chromium browser so you don't even have to build freedom for this 0-0
All ya gotta do is import webbot and then open a browser 2 lines boom

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SleepySid

@rediar
not sure if i will upvote this post but I WILL PROCEED TO UPVOTE THIS COMMENT FOR SURE

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stackoflimewool

@kamicavi
I am not at all saying that blocking websites actually does something. It is quite easy to navigate around those. I accessed blocked websites to play music when I was in school last year. This doesn't mean I wasn't breaking the rules. You can circumnavigate preventative measures, not the actual rules. Please read what I said again, as your reply is not relevant to my point. I do agree with your last sentence for the most part though.

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stackoflimewool

@sojs
k

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stackoflimewool

@phucker
no

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OmN3xin

@rediar
my school blocks any url that has the word "unblocked" so this blocking site should do the same

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DobbyK

@Jeydin21
You can easily find one on replit without coding urself, but i agree with you otherwise

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[deleted]

lul all this talk about unblockers and i somehow managed to get on sites that were blocked by doing some random keyboard shortcut xD

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tussiez

@rediar
Also, the problem with "unblockers" and the chance that students can look at... inappropriate content. Since the browser is running on Repl.it servers, admins see no suspicious traffic, but they see Repl.it.
@AntimatterDev
- I know quite a few people in my school that use an "unblocker" on Repl.it, and it works pretty well.

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19hmehmood

@RayhanADev
hi-

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19hmehmood

@RayhanADev
i-

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19hmehmood

ummmm

@novaflippers

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19hmehmood

wrong lol

@novaflippers

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AbhayaAvalur

@UniqueOstrich18
what do you mean by that? you mean slow?

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gameprogammer

@TheC0derGirl
thats a glitch or some hacked site

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@gameprogammer
yup

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@19hmehmood
no

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scoopish

@rediar
Odd, My school unblocks both Repl.it and Change.org. I will still vote!

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AnthonyFerr

@UniqueOstrich18
I was able to use firefox to use reddit through replit

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RowanFromBJC

@RayhanADev
You can use Google translate as an unblocker, if schools blocked every unblocker, there wouldn't be any sites left.

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RayhanADev

@RowanFromBJC
dude what are you talking about?
how would you use Google Translate as an unblocker?

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RowanFromBJC

@RayhanADev
When you translate a url, it shows the translated page, even if the page is blocked
It doesn't render some of the CSS or JavaScript content, though

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RayhanADev

@RowanFromBJC
well that's interesting, I didn't know that :D
also, if it doesn't render and CSS or JS, then it doesn't show styles probably doesn't make server calls, and likely won't load anything so you might as well view a Google cache of the site :?

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RoBlockHead

@RayhanADev
there's a way to do full site translation and it shows you the site and you can navigate through it

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1andonlyaether