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Does an Adult Forum have to protect boards?

#1
Do I need to protect boards from viewing? for under age kids?

I've launched a sex forum to discuss sex related topics... first time launching a forum for adult community....
 

CTXMedia

Formerly CyclingTribe
#4
If you are going to allow sexual image to be posted, I would suggest you only allow images for registered members - that way you won't risk inadvertantly displaying them to youngsters.

At least you seem to be taking a responsible attitude towards hosting an adult site, so well done for checking/asking and for considering the impact it could have on kids/emotionally imature young adults.

Cheers,
Shaun :D
 

Sador

Well-known member
#10
The only thing you can do to is to let people fill in their date of birth and deny access when <18 years old.. however, that's easy to get past anyway.
 

Kaiser

Well-known member
#11
Do I need to protect boards from viewing? for under age kids?

I've launched a sex forum to discuss sex related topics... first time launching a forum for adult community....
Why not make a home page, and have all the rules and conditions there, and when they except make it take them to the forum.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#12
Well that's not what I wanted to see just after dinner :eek:

For those who missed it, let's just say it was a rather under dressed woman in a less than flattering pose.
 

Xarcell

Well-known member
#14
Really it depends on your host and where your host is. Every host, country, and state has it's own set of rules. As already mentioned, you really should restrict access to registered members only, and set the age limit to 18. Just to be safe as some of the penalties are harsh. Remember, it doesn't matter what country/state you live in, but what country/state your site is being hosted in.

In the United States, your members are responsible for what they say & publish on a site to an extent. This includes registering at your site and proper stating his/her age. So if a member registers and says his/she is 18, and is not, it's on him/her. However in some countries user's that register and lie about his/her age is the site owners fault(go figure), but that's just the way it is. That's why some sites require a credit card or age id, even if it's free.

You also have to consider 3rd party applications you may use or end up using in the future. Some 3rd party apps terms & conditions say that you cannot use the app in affiliation with pornography, including all of google's apps.

Just food for thought.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#15
Really it depends on your host and where your host is. Every host, country, and state has it's own set of rules. As already mentioned, you really should restrict access to registered members only, and set the age limit to 18. Just to be safe as some of the penalties are harsh. Remember, it doesn't matter what country/state you live in, but what country/state your site is being hosted in.

In the United States, your members are responsible for what they say & publish on a site to an extent. This includes registering at your site and proper stating his/her age. So if a member registers and says his/she is 18, and is not, it's on him/her. However in some countries user's that register and lie about his/her age is the site owners fault(go figure), but that's just the way it is. That's why some sites require a credit card or age id, even if it's free.

You also have to consider 3rd party applications you may use or end up using in the future. Some 3rd party apps terms & conditions say that you cannot use the app in affiliation with pornography, including all of google's apps.

Just food for thought.
Really best to keep those forums protected though... Angry parents will always blame you rather than blame their child.

Not our fault their children go unmonitored and then get trolled on a website for a game that they shouldn't have been playing in the first place -.-.
 

FreshFroot

Well-known member
#18
Well I know I once got tricked into a spam site from google. Ended up throwing me into a porn site.

The good thing was that it ASKED me on the main page if I was 18 and wanted to enter or not 18 and exit.

Which at least is a good thing, because that way I don't have to see things I don't want to.

Thank god I wasn't with a client haha. I guess now I know.. never trust google search links even if it's a top 10 hit for your keyword.
 
#19
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