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Pedophilia is real. We're not talking seventeen year old girls here. We're talking ten year old children, even younger. And these guys cannot be fixed. Talk to any psychologist, any corrections officer, anyone who deals with the hard core pedophiliac and they'll tell you these guys are incurable. They are "highly likely to re-offend." It's not just a matter of them having done the crime and served the time, therefore all is forgiven.
Originally posted by Speckle
Someone mentioned Second Life has a bondage chat. Just to put it out there I have to put this in the conversation: www.telegraph.co.uk... and yes, there was a laser beam involved.edit on 22-2-2013 by Speckle because: laser beam added
Originally posted by TrueBrit
I should point out that where WoW is concerned, friends who play tell me that they have meetings, in real life, in bars and public places sometimes. One of my friends is part of a group of players who meet twice yearly. It is pretty clear therefore that playing that game, can lead to real world personal contact. For most folks, this is no different than going to a convention, but if one happened to be a predator, I can see how it would be a rich hunting ground.
Personally speaking, I think this is a good idea. The only thing about it that needs to be altered is the likelihood of a person who is not actually a child molestor or serial pervert actually ending up on the register. It happens, but it shouldnt. Its a shame, but the idea of keeping the perverts off the servers is a damned good one. Heck, I would ban them from the entire web if it was up to me, but it isnt.
Originally posted by moonzoo7
I'm sorry if this is an unpopular stance, but if anyone here thinks that the "Right" to participate in online gaming outweighs the safety of children, even if the laws and rules have to to err on the side of caution, then they're crazy and they need to check their moral compass.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
It's already happening. People who get cited for pissing behind a bush can end up lumped in the same category as serial rapists if they're unlucky enough to get a monster prosecutor and a hateful judge.
Originally posted by Maslo
I think sex offender lists may be doing more damage than good, because it is an obstacle for rehabilitation. And these lists are discriminatory towards sex offenders (because sex is icky), if there is a list then it should contain all violent offenders. My opinion is that when you have paid your debt to society, thats it and there shouldnt be any strings left attached. It is not acceptable to ban people from internet by law, but if individucal companies choose to do it, then that is also their right.edit on 23/2/13 by Maslo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Blahable
There is a server on World of Warcraft, called "Moonguard."
On the "alliance side." That server is nothing but a sex chat. Mostly a teenage sex chat, but a person would be stupid not to think there aren't adults there trying to take advantage.
It's a rule not to talk about that server. Blizzard goes through great length to hide that behavior. Rather it's deleting complaints on the forums or hanging up on customer on the phone.
It's one of the most populated servers.(aka a successful server for blizzard..safety be damned.)
Google "Wow Moonguard". or "warcraft moonguard." etc.
There are youtube videos, blogs, etc dedicated to it. So it's hard to believe that Blizzard doesn't know about it.
Had a neice who got into the game and a guy was trying to get her to send photos.