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Old 04-03-2006, 01:39 PM
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It looks like the idea that would make adult sites end with a .xxx domain name has been shot down again (article) but for the life of me I don't understand why? To me it sounds like a great solution but from what I read not only does the current adminstration have a problem with this solution so do certain members of the porn industry. Anyone want to share their thoughts on why this isn't a great idea?
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That's a great idea...for consumers/web surfers. With that postfix you could quiickly ID a porn site link for what it is...then avoid it. I bet so many would avoid it like the plague[spywear] that it'd kill alot of business. That's $$$ they don't want to loose...just my theory.
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That's a great idea...for consumers/web surfers. With that postfix you could quiickly ID a porn site link for what it is...then avoid it. I bet so many would avoid it like the plague[spywear] that it'd kill alot of business. That's $$$ they don't want to loose...just my theory.
That makes sense here too. All the those that want to set security levels on their computer so children can't get at porn would only have to exclude any site with the ".xxx" which would be a good thing IMHO.
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There must be something I am missing because I just dont see why the US wouldnt support it...
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There must be something I am missing because I just dont see why the US wouldnt support it...
Has to be money
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I dont really get it either. Obviously its a money issue, but how would they lose money by doing this? Or probably the real question is "who" would lose money?
Im all for porn, but its gotten out of hand. You cant hardly look up anything without a porn site coming up under a search.
Funny story, I was taking a night class at college for some computer class my job wanted me to take;one class we get into the lab and the instructor is showing how the internet works etc. on the big screen. So she asks someone to give her something to look up for fun. This older lady innocently suggests "a facial". Instructor types this in and bam! in front of a class of 30 or so a porn site pops up with some pretty nasty stuff ....was sort of funny at the time but with porn so mainstream now, some things are hard to look up without a million porn sites coming up everytime you search for something. If you have kids that has to be even worse. I dont know how you could really keep your kids away from that other than not letting them use the computer at all.
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Originally Posted by jamescam
There must be something I am missing because I just dont see why the US wouldnt support it...
You don't see why? Look no further than the Lobbyists, Congresman and Senators in the halls of DC....$$$$$
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Alot of this has to do with lumping the porn industry into one group that can then be easily blocked from any given computer by not allowing any site ending or begining with XXX to be able to be viewed.

Alot (I mean upwards of 60-70%) of internet porn is through what has been nicknamed the "Stumble Factor" This is where someone like myself (for example) would "stumble" onto the site and then sign on for the vids or pics.

There are many, many porn sites that make their names close to everyday kids sites. They have used the names of white house, mickey mouse, cartoon, and so on. A very common one is the one using white house as a name. High school students go trying to find information regarding governmental issues, and if they don't type .gov they end up going to a porn site.

So the whole purpose of this lumping of porn sites is to stop this type of thing from happening, but in doing so, they would end up hurting the profits of the porn industry by upwards of 60-70%

I am all for this type of thing...lump the porn sites into one group, and then give people the right to block their access from their computer!

It will go through eventually...
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"So the whole purpose of this lumping of porn sites is to stop this type of thing from happening, but in doing so, they would end up hurting the profits of the porn industry by upwards of 60-70%"

Yup, wich is why those who make $$ from it will fight tooth and nail to keep things the way they are. I don't like to single out anyone, but this is an industry that loads computers with spywear...hate that crap. For that very reason, it may get this to go through. Otherwise, they'll eventually find a loophole, and exploit it...
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