Just blocked Facebook in /etc/hosts

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  1. Angelo95210, Mar 2, 2011
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    Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    To block it. Like this:
    Code:
    127.0.0.1     facebook.com
    127.0.0.1     www.facebook.com
    Should have done this since a long time. It will makes me save at least 20min a day.
     
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  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    basicly if he types in www.facebook.com in his browser it is redirected to local host (127.0.0.1) so no page will load.
     
  4. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    /etc/host is a file on your mac. Just edit it with something like Textwrangler or Textedit and add these lines.
     
  5. MrChurchyard macrumors member

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    May I suggest http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/ ? Great app.
     
  6. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Facebook? ... seriously a time suck ... this blocking will be trending soon :cool:
     
  8. HacKage macrumors regular

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    Pretty tempting actually! I tried switch from Facebook to Twitter not long ago, what a bad decision that was, lasted all of 2 weeks haha.
     
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    ^ easier said than done! :p

    I changed my password here to a huge and random series of characters, saved in a document on my computer and I don't let Firefox save the password. I did that so I'd have to manually log in each and every time I wanted to post, a method to stop visiting. But yeah it only worked for a few weeks :D.

    My router has an option to block sites. Might have to use that method myself.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    agreed, why bother editing your host file. Just don't go there.
     
  12. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I'm gonna have to do the same thing to macrumors.com on my work computer.

    Time suckage...
     
  13. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You re right guys, why just don't go there. Becomes when you get 300+ friends on it, it becomes kind of addictive. And 10 quick glances a day keep the focus away.

    I had a great work day today btw :D
     
  14. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Especially since you can quite easily delete the line from your host file. Sorry, but I find it as bizarre as them who put their cigarrettes in the bin when they are trying to quit.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    That was my thought as well. Easily added and easily removed. It offers no real prohibition from visiting the site.
     
  16. Angelo95210 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure you can remove it. But the point is it makes me think twice before opening FB. Before it was quite spontanous, now it has to be deliberate. Changes a lot.
     
  17. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    You edited your /etc/hosts to block yourself from Facebook?

    And then started a thread about it?

    This seems like the online equivalent of a three-year old running up to a parent in the restaurant yelling, "Momma! I did a poopie in the potty!!" :rolleyes:
     
  18. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I think "Momma, I didn't **** on the guy in the stall next to me" is slightly more apt.
     
  19. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    You're right - a kid wouldn't actually say it your way. :p
     
  20. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    HAHAHAHA!! But seriously....kids these days huh? ;)
     
  21. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Just delete your account. Thats what me and some of my friends did.
     

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