I had "search engines" blocked for a little while, with Google.com and safe.duckduckgo.com whitelisted. Google is only whitelisted because so many websites rely on scripts from Google, and those scripts are often hosted on subdomains that don't have any tags, which means they inherit the "search engines" tag from Google.com. I ran into a similar issue, with q.bing.com being blocked and screwing up my browsing of stackexchange.com.
I realize one way to fix this would be to tag the subdomains that have been wrongly blocked, but it happens very frequently and takes a while to figure out what was blocked, not to mention that since it is blocked I don't know what kind of site it is exactly.
I propose instead that for each category we block (and each blacklisted site) users be allowed to select whether or not subdomains should inherit the tags for the blocked domains.
In my case, that would allow me to block "search engines" without search engines' obscure but important subdomains being blocked.
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