The future

If only registered, verified members could see the forums, would you remain a member?

By verified, I mean only those people who have been verified on skype or in person that they are over 18.

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  • Yes
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  • Not sure/depends (comment below)
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    • #2115
      Ed
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        @ed

      No-one seems to know the shape of the age verification that the government is planning to introduce this year and I can’t get a definitive answer as to whether this community will be affected. If it is, one of the options will be to make this community verified members only. That’s going to seriously hinder the quest to find new members.

       

       

    • #2117
      Prof Green
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      I voted “Not sure/depends” – I haven’t decided what to do if/when my ISP starts filtering sites to non-verified users. I think that if they start filtering, and if I then got myself verified, I might think that was enough filtering. I really don’t know though. I’m not even sure I’ll get myself verified.

    • #2118
      Ed
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        @ed

      I’ve already had to verify myself on my last 3 mobile data providers and my current home ISP. This new system they’re talking about seems to be more about raising money more than anything else. They keep talking about fees and charges.

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      Anonymous
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      I have an older PC which will not support skype.

       

    • #2120
      Ed
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        @ed

      Wow, how old is it? Not even the web browser version? I’ve got a 6-year-old desktop PC which runs the app fine.

    • #2121
      Anonymous
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      I have a DX66 PC with windows 3.11 which is about 20+ years old now?

       

    • #2122
      eeastwood09
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Voted not sure.   I enjoy the site and participating, and I don’t think I would mind being verified.  What I wasn’t sure of was what changes were being discussed and why…</p>

    • #2123
      Ed
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        @ed

      I’m impressed that this site runs at all on a setup that old.

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      Ed
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    • #2132
      eeastwood09
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        @eeastwood09

      I can certainly see some major issues.  Your Government will be able to randomly claim a site is porn… ( yours is not ).  Then push them into a questionable regulation system, enabling organized crime to make fortunes…   The US tried that with alcohol during prohibition…

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    • #2133
      Ed
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      I’ve got bigger problems. NakedExperiment is one of several sites. AMOC and SGC are highly likely to fall foul of the new controls. If they go under, NE ultimately goes with them.

    • #2137
      Arthur
      • Long Island, New York, United States
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        @shynudedude83

      I don’t have Skype and only participate on places like this so long as I can remain anonymous.

    • #2149
      Ed
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      If government plans go ahead, @shynudedude83, that quite probably won’t be an option.

    • #2352
      Prof Green
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      It looks as if we’re in the clear. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47960775

      “any platform that hosts pornography but does not do so on a commercial basis – meaning it does not charge a fee or make money from adverts or other activity – will not be affected.”

    • #2355
      Ed
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        @ed

      Not entirely. The sites which cover a large proportion of the running cost of this community may or may not be exempt. If they get blocked this community site goes bust.

       

      Also, interesting point – if you run a site which is deemed to be in breach of the rule and gets blocked. How do you fix the site if you can’t get to it? It kind of means that any site which gets blocked is gone for good as no changes can be made to it ever again.

    • #2357
      Gary
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      Most big companies either host their sites on their own servers or have a 3rd party maintain and update their site for them,   all on owned servers with direct access.

    • #2359
      Ed
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        @ed

      Yes, but most companies aren’t big. Literally millions of sites are on rented (and therefore remote) server space.

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