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I would like to suggest a new feature. I would like a simple slider that allows advertisements to be blocked on a a scale of 1 to 5. Mainly just like the real time scanning sensitivity toggle. Allowing Websense Administrators to control a bit more granularity on how advertisements are blocked.
We have multiple issues when subscribing to online magazine where websense decided to block advertisements that may have legitimate business use for our company. It also goes deeper too, HTML formatted email are block from our users and contain our ad block image.
We had to turn off Ad blocking all together :( Which I don't think is necessary but was the easiest and quickest solution. It also saved me a ton of support issues.
There's a slider with real time scanning because that's basically an algorithm who's "guessing" as to the category, so the slider just acts as a "how confident do I need to be?" bar. If you set it really low then it'll only categorize sites that it's very confident of, and vice versa if you put it really high then it'll categorize sites it's less sure about. Categories like Advertisements don't have this; it's just a database of URLs, so how could you have a slider?
I like your idea at a high level... but it's not entirely feasible without Websense completely redoing categorizations. What I would instead recommend is that Advertising be split out into multiple categories. Advertisement banners should be separated from other forms of Advertisement (like the kinds of sites that you get redirected through when clicking on email offers from legit companies). This would let users continue to block Advertisement banners for bandwidth / risk reasons but allow the other forms of Advertisements that block legitimate usage, like the click-through links on company newsletters and stuff like that.