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Re: Adult sites blockage

Post by lanky316 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:08 am

Servbot wrote:I'd rather they removed sex shops! Porn should be kept online as a dirty secret everyone is keeping. I have this porn shop near me, quite close to the high street, with bondage clothes (is it ok for kids to stare at that stuff?) in the windows and horny lil men hanging outside. Having said that, sorta fits in with the dump of a town.
This reminds me of the fuss and palava around here. Plans to build a sex shop near the A1 had villagers out with pitchforks aplenty. "80% of our population are under 19 and there are dog walkers and children who WILL be raped by people frequenting these unholy shrines of perversion!".

The council have given the company permission to build, concerns were determined unfounded funnily enough
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Re: Adult sites blockage

Post by TMR » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:11 am

Lorfarius wrote:with regard to the actual blocking of porn, i think something better would be a code that all porn must carry within its HTML in order to be legal, this code could then be blocked by parental controls rather than the current system where only certain sites are recognised by controls, then it becomes the parents responsibility to BE A PARENT!
Generally speaking, websites already carry embedded tags that can be used to filter them, good search engine placement relies on a website being associated with keywords that are appropriate to it. The main RG site contains the following embedded in all the pages...

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<meta name="keyword" content="Retro Games, Commodore, Sega, Nintendo, Atari, Sinclair, Neo-geo, Sony, Coin-Op, Mobile, retro gamer, retrogamer, classic games, reviews, magazine">
...because it wants to rank highly in searches for those words (i've just noticed... no Amstrad or Microsoft in that list!) A porn site will want association with the kinds of words people type into Google whilst looking for porn so those same tags can be used for blocking purposes. There are also bodies to register a website with if it's adult in nature (and that isn't limited to pornography of course) and the home filtering software's manufacturers have their own blacklists which are constantly updated.

It doesn't stop everything getting through, but the same is true of life in general, kids will still find discarded porn in the park or wherever, borrow video games from friends with adult content (even if you're a good parent and prevent your kids playing things the BBFC have said they shouldn't, you're to some degree at the mercy of parents who aren't as cautious) or sneakily watch violent post-watershed movies when they're believed to be asleep.

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Re: Adult sites blockage

Post by boggyb68 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:12 am

lanky316 wrote:
Servbot wrote:I'd rather they removed sex shops! Porn should be kept online as a dirty secret everyone is keeping. I have this porn shop near me, quite close to the high street, with bondage clothes (is it ok for kids to stare at that stuff?) in the windows and horny lil men hanging outside. Having said that, sorta fits in with the dump of a town.
This reminds me of the fuss and palava around here. Plans to build a sex shop near the A1 had villagers out with pitchforks aplenty. "80% of our population are under 19 and there are dog walkers and children who WILL be raped by people frequenting these unholy shrines of perversion!".

The council have given the company permission to build, concerns were determined unfounded funnily enough
Is that the big sex shop actually on the A1.. I've seen one on my way back from the North (from retro events) that is on the southbound side in the midlands, can't say where exactly but you can't miss it..

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Re: Adult sites blockage

Post by Frank Chickens » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:53 am

This will be just as successful as the last Tory 'think of the children' campaign they did back in the early 80s to ban video nasties which was as popular as Thatcher was with the miners.

If parents are for this then it's just a way to cover up their lack of parenting skills. There are many things on the Internet that parents should monitor until their children are in a position to understand like making weapons, drugs, nationalism etc. The Internet is a big bad place and not one a child should go into alone. Young children should be supervised at all times while using it and having them do this by themselves is parental neglect.
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