Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by Zaitch on Thu 13th Dec 2012 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
Zaitch
Member since:
2007-11-23

"I am sympathetic with the views expressed but wait till you have your own young kids poking about on the computer and your perspective changes a bit.

Are you saying that just because you are incapable of "protecting" your own children from viewing whatever you personally deem as "inappropriate" for your kids, that everyone else should be penalized as well? How about people keep their own religious and personal philosophies to themselves and quit making the world a worse place for everyone else?

If someone is not willing or even capable of accomplishing the basic tasks associated with being a parent themselves, then maybe--just maybe--they shouldn't have any kids to begin with? Set a good example by keeping your damn pants zipped unless you're alone in the bathroom taking a piss or something (or at least wearing a rubber), unless you choose to be responsible for watching over your own kids.
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Congratulations, you've taken a single line throwaway generalised point and painted an entire lifestory for me. Well done. And I'm feeding the troll replying. Well done me too.

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RE[3]: Comment by Zaitch
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 13th Dec 2012 21:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Elaborate, then? Your post seemed pretty clear to me, even with only one sentence.

By your comment, it certainly appeared that you were relieved (glad?) that Google is starting to more aggressively take over some of the your basic responsibilities of deciding what your kids see to make your life easier--which hints that you'd rather not deal with that responsibility if you don't have to. The simple fact is, if a person can't or doesn't want to be in control what their kids do, then maybe they should reconsider having any in the first place have any. Sorry, truth hurts, but it's common sense.

There are much better ways to accomplish what you desire without neutering an entire search engine and butchering everyone else's experience. See: http://www.opendns.com/. That's just one effective example that can filter your entire Internet service at the router level, which uses DNS to block entire categories of sites.

Edited 2012-12-13 21:29 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Zaitch
by fmaxwell on Sat 15th Dec 2012 04:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

Congratulations, you've taken a single line throwaway generalised point and painted an entire lifestory for me. Well done. And I'm feeding the troll replying. Well done me too.

He did a good job of selecting a quote that summarized your position and in refuting that position. Your sarcastic reply added nothing to the discussion.

Your argument boils down to believing that millions of adults should be inconvenienced in order to reduce the amount of pornography your child stumbles across while operating a computer unsupervised.

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