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Suggestion: Block black/whitelisted sites - Jeroen - 07-04-2020

Right now, the software prioritizes the whitelist over the blacklist. Pretty logical, otherwise a whitelist would be useless.
Whenever I use the whitelist, it's mostly to unblock a certain subpage of a blocked website. Though, to whitelist a site, it's nice to have a less strict protection then fully stopping the plan.
The issue with this is, you can whitelist the entire site you just blocked. If I wanted to whitelist a certain Youtube channel, or specific part of a news site, it's just as easy to just whitelist the whole site. 

My suggestion: Make it so that the whitelist doesn't overrule the blacklist if a page from the blacklist is whitelisted. 

If reddit.com is on the blacklist, make it so that reddit.com, www. reddit.com, https://reddit.com and https://wwww.reddit.com can't be whitelisted, or can't overrule the blacklist.

I don't know whether it's possible to easily implement this, but it would be pretty useful to me.


RE: Suggestion: Block black/whitelisted sites - lorenz - 03-17-2021

(07-04-2020, 03:39 PM)Jeroen Wrote: Right now, the software prioritizes the whitelist over the blacklist. Pretty logical, otherwise a whitelist would be useless.
Whenever I use the whitelist, it's mostly to unblock a certain subpage of a blocked website. Though, to whitelist a site, it's nice to have a less strict protection then fully stopping the plan.
The issue with this is, you can whitelist the entire site you just blocked. If I wanted to whitelist a certain Youtube channel, or specific part of a news site, it's just as easy to just whitelist the whole site. 

My suggestion: Make it so that the whitelist doesn't overrule the blacklist if a page from the blacklist is whitelisted. 

If reddit.com is on the blacklist, make it so that reddit.com, www. reddit.com, https://reddit.com and https://wwww.reddit.com can't be whitelisted, or can't overrule the blacklist.

I don't know whether it's possible to easily implement this, but it would be pretty useful to me.

Hello there, Jeroen. It's been a while and we hope you're doing well.

Just want to check if you're able to look and/or create a request for this here: https://focusme.com/feature-requests/?search=look

If not yet, we're encouraging you to do so. That way we can also check with other users' thoughts on this. 

Our developers will assess its feasibility and the number of similar requests then take a call on the development. Smile