#1 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2482 posts) -
#2 Posted by Fizzy (384 posts) -

Lol, that's pretty funny :P

#3 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3489 posts) -

What does Stephen Fry think about this heated issue?

#4 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

Won't somebody please think of the children, etc.

#5 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

Land of the free.

#6 Posted by Village_Guy (2662 posts) -

The idea is fine, but stopping the internet is impossible, they will never be able to block access to all porn sites.

#7 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

The internet is for porn.

#8 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

This is going to lead to awkward conversations with parents everywhere.

#9 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (505 posts) -

It's up to parents to restrict their kid's access to porn, not the ISPs.

#10 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@Jonnyflash80 said:

It's up to parents to restrict their kid's access to porn, not the ISPs.

Agreed.

I knew it wouldn't take long for David Cameron to start enforcing his bullshit driven pro Christian agenda.

#11 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

@GS_Dan said:

Won't somebody please think of the children, etc.

ew

#12 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Down with this sort of thing!

#13 Edited by Arker101 (1472 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

The idea is fine, but stopping the internet is impossible, they will never be able to block access to all porn sites.

What if they block Giantbomb? You know what happens if you google

Naked Cartoon Pussy.

#14 Posted by Village_Guy (2662 posts) -

@Arker101 said:

@Village_Guy said:

The idea is fine, but stopping the internet is impossible, they will never be able to block access to all porn sites.

What if they block Giantbomb? You know what happens if you google

Naked Cartoon Pussy.

Damn you Naked Cartoon Pussy!

Damn you all!

#15 Posted by MachoFantastico (4889 posts) -

It at to be done (if it hasn't already). :D

#16 Edited by atomic_dumpling (2482 posts) -
"Bailey's report asked for government and business to work together on initiatives such as ending the sale of inappropriately "sexy" clothing for young children, for example underwired bras and T-shirts with suggestive slogans." 
 
Suggestive slogans? Like "just do it" or "I'm lovin' it"?
#17 Posted by PenguinDust (12627 posts) -

So it seems sex is more dangerous than violence. What a world we live in today.

#18 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Man the next generation up is gonna be a bunch of coddled dorks. Though we're pretty close to that today.

#19 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

So it seems sex is more dangerous than violence. What a world we live in today.

Well, you're far more likely to engage in one than the other.

#20 Edited by zudthespud (3284 posts) -
#21 Edited by Vanek (383 posts) -

@Jimi said:

This is going to lead to awkward conversations with parents everywhere.

And also some wives considering some of the people I work with. XD

Seriously though I really don't know what to think, I mean, it probably wont work and it hardly seems like an actual problem that needs to be solved. I also noticed my ISP isn't participating and surely it's a pointless exercise unless all the major ISPs do it?

[EDIT] If it's an opt in service then it makes more sense. That said, I can still see it causing problems and blocking things it maybe shouldn't.

#22 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@zudthespud: They've since changed the original article to reflect this.

The problem isn't just that they'll block porn, but anything else they deem pornographic, regardless of whether or not its actually porn.

#23 Edited by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

I'm increasingly starting to despise this current government.....

#24 Posted by Grissefar (2830 posts) -

That seems a little desperate and pathetic.

#25 Edited by theguy (797 posts) -

Hopefully Ireland won't follow suit. The thought of ISP's having a list of "porn watchers" is worrying. Maybe the other ISP's will get more custom from people who value their privacy.

#26 Posted by NoelVeiga (1115 posts) -

You see censorship, I see a great opportunity to make a sales rep hilariously uncomfortable by describing in excruciating detail all the porn sites I want access to.

I'd call that a win/win.

#27 Posted by theguy (797 posts) -

@zudthespud said:

Guys, it's an opt in service, not an opt out. You need to tell your ISP you don't want porn. The Guardian mixed this up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15252128

Ah I was a little doubtful when I saw guardian, this makes more sense and is actually a fine idea.

#28 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

I was about to have a rant about how grotesque I find porn but then I read:

"@zudthespud said:

Guys, it's an opt in service, not an opt out. You need to tell your ISP you don't want porn. The Guardian mixed this up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15252128

Ah I was a little doubtful when I saw guardian, this makes more sense and is actually a fine idea."

I don't see anything wrong with ISPs blocking porn sites etc.

#29 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

And just last week I read an article on the BBC World Service expressing sympathy with the job performed by film censors. I'd call it the People's Republic of Britain, but you jackasses haven't guillotined your royal family yet, for some strange reason...

#30 Posted by Fizzy (384 posts) -

Doesn't really effect me since I am not with the watching of the porns. If I were of the porn watching group, I would be effected, thus, I would be of the porn watching group mentality. Porn.

#31 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

@XII_Sniper said:

Man the next generation up is gonna be a bunch of coddled dorks. Though we're pretty close to that today.

You mean, there won't be a next generation?

#32 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

@Shirogane said:

@XII_Sniper said:

Man the next generation up is gonna be a bunch of coddled dorks. Though we're pretty close to that today.

You mean, there won't be a next generation?

Yeah they won't know how to bone and they'll be lost forever, seeking the ancient secrets of reproduction.

#33 Posted by Adamsons (873 posts) -

@NoelVeiga said:

You see censorship, I see a great opportunity to make a sales rep hilariously uncomfortable by describing in excruciating detail all the porn sites I want access to.

I'd call that a win/win.

I like the way you think.

#34 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

but the internet is for porn. i can see it now kids are going to have to have an awkward conversation with their parents. kids sex drive are going to be up since they can't get porn anymore. kids start downloading all of the porn that you can. 
  

#35 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2482 posts) -
@zudthespud said:

Guys, it's an opt in service, not an opt out. You need to tell your ISP you don't want porn. The Guardian mixed this up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15252128

Looks like we have conflicting articles now. I am going to guess BBC is right, since I usually trust them more.
#36 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -

I don't see the fuss. It is just server side content filters. Don't have kids or don't want restrictions? opt-in or opt-out - whichever actually applies to the scheme. Big deal. Only ppl who should give a damn are 14 year old boys.

#37 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

@Lunar_Aura: Dammit Lunar

>_<

#38 Posted by CRAzYKiLL3R93 (366 posts) -

I completely support this since it's opt-in. If I had to call my isp to see porn on the other hand there's a problem

Kids will find a way round it though, they always do

#39 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2482 posts) -

I suppose you mean the filter is opt-in, not the porn.

#40 Posted by dudeglove (8275 posts) -

Another fine use of taxpayer's money by a feckless British government. "I know why we had all those riots - those kids were all watching Internet porn! Lets focus on tackling a problem that never existed in the first place!"

#41 Posted by Jadeskye (4368 posts) -

I will happily call virgin media and tell them an explicit list of stuff that i'm into. In fact i'll send david cameron an email with that detail.

Remarkably stupid idea really. They should just implement the XXX root domain for sex, it's the best idea and it's easy for parents to prevent that material getting to their kids.

#42 Posted by JakeTaylor (307 posts) -

Yep. I love this country.

#43 Posted by apoptosis61 (568 posts) -

enjoy your freedom

#44 Edited by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Wait, people actually have a problem with ISPs offering a porn filter if the customers ask for it? For fucks sake, read the goddamn BBC article guys. Several people have already pointed out that the OP was wrong. It's no different than if you told your cable provider you don't want the naked people channels.

#45 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -

@benjaebe said:

Wait, people actually have a problem with ISPs offering a porn filter if the customers ask for it? For fucks sake, read the goddamn BBC article guys. Several people have already pointed out that the OP was wrong. It's no different than if you told your cable provider you don't want the naked people channels.

fuck you i like yelling about things

#46 Posted by Example1013 (4807 posts) -

This is retarded just in principle. The government has no business determining what content is not safe for children.

#47 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Fuck this Naked Cartoon Pussy thing in the Ass.

#48 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1417 posts) -

Amazon better be blocked too, it sells sex toys. Oh and so should Reddit and Wikipedia.