yes! besides some people should be banned
Why ban them? They would make a new profile anyway.
Nope , Even my children know it's simple enough to just ignore contacts that just might be of a perverse nature , Besides EP Policy is clear on this subject , Report the user name of such a contact to email@example.com <br />
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And a Hearty Shalom bro
TheLostFable , It seems that you fail to understand my point , Ignore the words of the troll types and just don't feed them their ego cookies / Your whiteboard and EP Mail both have the Delete options / NEVER reply back to a pervert ( Only you have the power to protect yourself ) Keep this in mind : It's not as if they can jump through your computer screen and grab you now is it .
I've been here 8 years as a support member myself and I do know that reporting violators works as in this week alone 60 such accounts were deleted under the provisions of Article 14 Self-Policing: The community is self-policing, and you can flag any piece of content, or any member for review. Experience Project staff is not able to actively examine content unless it is brought to our attention using the flagging mechanisms.
Members Violating Any of the Above Can and Will be Removed from the Site without notice. / So in summary EP Staff has always been well aware of the issue . Just talk to your teen friends and advise them of the same
Again , Ignore , Block then Delete such Contacts
you already have this option / Communication Settings
Block members from communicating with me who:Have profiles flagged as 'adult'/'mature'
Are not in my circle [X] Click [SAVE]
Then only those in your Circle of friends should be able to communicate with you .
I reported them. I guess then I am assured that that person's profile will be deleted.
Yes! Some dude named Parrot or something has a thread up about mothers and their sons and sexual attraction. He blocked me, then I counter blocked him too, but first I reported the sick freak. No, you do NOT ever ignore something like that, report it, and if necessary call the cops. I hate sick freaks like that!
Good for you, girl!
Definitely. The community could be divided, so teenagers will have their own place on EP and adult pervs won't bother them. With the user's help, it's easier to catch an underage in the adult section or a perv impersonating a teen in their area. Many people (I'm including teenagers and adults here) should not be exposed to things that a small group of people wants to share.
They used to by disallowing PMs to them unless the minor initiated contact but I guess too many lied about their age so they could hide behind that rule.<br />
To be perfectly honest, aren't there other sites for...ahem...children?
Did you read the part about people lying about their age so they could get away with being rude with impunity?
If someone pervs you just report them. EP is reactive, I see no reason for them to be proactive. Part of your "rights" should be to act as an adult would since you choose to interact with adults. I think you have a privilege, not a right. :)
I do .. what's wrong with all those people...they need medical help!
Most certainly. <br />
Though I suspect that it is not being reported properly. If it was they might have a better idea of the scale of the problem.
True, it is a felony to try to solicit underage children for sex online. Report them!
EP probably need to have a few more police officers posing as young girls.
Though I think EP is pretty loose on who they allow to join. I had to provide an email address, but no other id. Not even a valid credit card number. That is significant as they don't really know who I am, at best they can trace the IP address back to the location where it was used (though I think there are ways around that too).
Yes. Young people & perverts should be asked to meet in a dark alley or intimate room with candlelight, strong wine, and phenobarbital smoothies and just talk their differences out!
Do you realize that what you just posted is a crime? You better block me now, because I am coming after you, sicko.
Not really, if you are not smart enough to take care of yourself you shouldn't be on the internet at all.
Just ignore them?
Are you an idiot? Just ignore them? People like you just cause the problem to become even greater. Someday, if you have a child, I hope no one does that to him or her. You may rethink your stance then.
Ignoring isn't the answer any more than turning a blind eye to bullies. BTW I've heard that some of those pervs behave like bullies.