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jnet replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

you might think I over reacting but to put a word on it like minor means we are discriminating.

Personnelly I dont know why it came up I dont think we have a problem here and other than a slight flirt here and there with someones breasts and such I dont think we have ever been what can be considered as only 18s on this site.

All Im thinking is most teens say they are 19/20 anyhow they are not stupid and they say it because they feel they will be rejected if they say they are only 12/14 Im sure loads of younger members and old have lied about their age to get into pubs, clubs etc. Im probably one of those sad people that are just too honest and Im glad there are quite a few of us on here. :)

but surely if its a legal suggestion here than just adding you date or birth which we already do when we sign up in all you need than like mentioned if they lie its not the websites fault.

I agree you are more likely to get issues with the adds which I dont see as I have addblocker great thing and it stops all those spamming, viruses etc. OR trouble from links, vids or pics that people have linked without permission. I admit my amvs and anime pics and many youtube links have not got copyrights, surely this is more concern to the site?

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Joshm13 wrote: Ha! Well thanks... I guess I'm a little slow tonight. There isn't really anything bad on OFL that I wouldn't let my kid see. I don't see the problem

Some of the advertisements can be VERY questionable at times
Example....I can see someones Mom or Dad being upset that their child was directed to this type of website...and guess what. It originated from OFL website.
That could be an issue. They were just on the internet, and found this "Dating website" here on this forum.

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If I'm not mistaken those ads are based on your search and browsing history.........so what are you looking at??? :ohmy: :p


Looks to me like MILF porn....... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

But, in the long run, & if it was my site, minors would be identified as being such. It would be simple to put something in the program that people who enter a certain birthdate would have a M or something to that effect appear under their avatar, so everyone knows who they're dealing with......& again, if someone lies on their registration, & if there was an issue, OFL would not be liable. I see no issue w/ this.

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jnet replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

I agree with you fishguy if they lie its them to blame but is it worth making the software? When they already put the date of birth in when they sign up and its so easy to say 'ok Ill be 25 for this site'. I just feel its discriminating the honest ones, and not really any point.

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jnet replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

Im not against the idea if Penn agrees and its given the go ahead just feel whats its worth?

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Big-Ken wrote:

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Joshm13 wrote: Ha! Well thanks... I guess I'm a little slow tonight. There isn't really anything bad on OFL that I wouldn't let my kid see. I don't see the problem

Some of the advertisements can be VERY questionable at times
Example....I can see someones Mom or Dad being upset that their child was directed to this type of website...and guess what. It originated from OFL website.
That could be an issue. They were just on the internet, and found this "Dating website" here on this forum.

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If I'm not mistaken those ads are based on your search and browsing history.........so what are you looking at??? :ohmy: :p


Looks to me like MILF porn....... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

But, in the long run, & if it was my site, minors would be identified as being such. It would be simple to put something in the program that people who enter a certain birthdate would have a M or something to that effect appear under their avatar, so everyone knows who they're dealing with......& again, if someone lies on their registration, & if there was an issue, OFL would not be liable. I see no issue w/ this.

I am glad that you are not the only one who sees these dating website Google adverts. What the hell they have to do with keeping fish I will never know. Actually, I can block such websites which I shall probably look into doing later.

Yes, Google AdSense will follow the your browsing history, but I can categorically say that I do not use any dating websites :-)

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

"you might think I over reacting but to put a word on it like minor means we are discriminating."

No, it doesn't. Minors can legally be excluded from certain activities, websites being just one of them. I never suggested we exclude them from the website, however, just that they be identified as what they in fact legally are, children, so that adult members on this website know whom they are dealing with, & that OFL be protected from any future legal issues.

I do think you are over-reacting, J, as this really is a cut & dried issue, but also you have to think w/ your head & not your heart in certain circumstances.

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jnet wrote: I agree with you fishguy if they lie its them to blame but is it worth making the software? When they already put the date of birth in when they sign up and its so easy to say 'ok Ill be 25 for this site'. I just feel its discriminating the honest ones, and not really any point.


How is it discriminating ? I dont follow....We will not restrict them from anything on this site. We dont turn them away due to age. We simply want to be aware if someone is underage. There is a ton of websites that have a button that you have to check if you are under 18 or you have to check to verify that they are over 18. If we dont stop them from participating in any shape or form or restrict their access to anything this is not a case of discrimination. Perhaps if we turned away people under 18 that most certainly would be , but we dont.
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jnet replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

ok think of it this way if you are from UK we will put UK under your name?

Im not against you guys on this its just my personnel opinion I dont like the way people judge children and I dont like being asked for my age.

but I dont see the point none of us on here talk abusive or show porn etc and I think if we did we would be banned. I think this site is child friendly and if we have to do something than asking for date or birth on its own surely clears the site from any legal things.

lol you guys make me laugh that you get so angered by me suggesting that it is singling a group out which it kind of is.

how about starting a thread on peoples age and see honest balance; I mean are many teens on this site? I dont know you lot could all be in your 60s for all I care.

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

This all started because someone feels that we approach people in a rude and unpleasant manner Jnet. That the way we word things here may not be appropriate for underage people. I personally have never seen this happen , but this is why this thread and this whole idea of identifying minors really excists. We never had problems with any of this until now. But it just takes one person...
The only thing positive to come out of this may be the legal protection...but then again..what is it that we do to need this protection ? We are not predators waiting for children to come here and ask questions about FISH :dry:
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jnet replied the topic: Re: Minors on OFL

so without sounding dumb here Ive read the whole thread so where is the example of rude behaviour?

I just havent seen it; did I miss the thread?

Or is it a taboo subject not to comment on, leave it at that.

In which case Im in favour with mods and Penn on this Im not trying to start a riot here people. :)

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