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Old August 20th, 2007
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alienstienium is flying high
Exclamation parents beware

I was surfing for a video clip on Limewire. There are people offreing underage sex videos on LIMEWIRE!!! Parents, E-mail LImewire development and let them know this so these sickos can get a visit from the FBI! They need locked up, not using our free P2P SHARING SITE FOR their sick minds!! Contact development so we can continue to help all the Gnutella sites to continue to be a safe fun environment for our whole family.

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Old August 20th, 2007
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LimeWire is not a site, it is just one of many programs that connects to a public network that
nobody controls. The developers of the various gnutella programs have no control over what
people do in the privacy of their own homes.

If you feel so strongly about it, call the police yourself and tell them you have an illegal file.
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Old August 21st, 2007
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Whereas I agree with your sentiment, and I am a parent myself, but I have seen time after time parents like you come to this forum accusing, blaming and generally being obnoxious because they seem to have no clue what LW could do before they gave it to their children.

As Aaron said, "there is no LimeWire site" the application, which is a Peer to Peer app, connects P2P computer users with other P2P users. Since most P2P users the world over are adults, and adults cannot be told what they can or cannot store on their PCs, it is down to you to protect your children from coming into contact with “adult orientated” material when they are using LW.

However, I take it from your post that you did not look into LWs capabilities or even understood what "Peer to Peer" meant before letting your children use it. Well Larry, you have the Internet at your fingertips and you could have looked into this apps capabilities. If your children came into contact with something unsavoury then you really have nobody to blame but yourself because you did not look into the product before giving it them.

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Old August 23rd, 2007
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techgeek is flying high

I totally agree with ukbobboy01. I think he should have looked into it himself before he gave it to his kids. And you can never know who made them. Suppose the person that made it deleted it from his computer. The you could never find him! Think before you act!
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Old August 24th, 2007
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I hope that when Larry returns, and reads the above replies, he understands that the spirit in which they are given is positive...

Maybe another try at explaining the 'system' of Gnutella...

When you use the Gnutella Network for the interchange... sharing... of files, you are NOT connected or 'working' with any one specific server or other so-called 'central base'... OK ?

The Gnutella Network is a system devised, improved and maintained by very clever people... (all for free... It's a hobby.... A BIG GLOBAL hobby, OK ?)

There is NO BOSS.
There is no 'Corporate Structure' possibly benefiting from this wonderful and amazing Gnutella Network... Gnutella is 'us'...

There are, unfortunately, some individuals who are committed to corrupting innocent users... 'innocent users' ? (That's another separate subject, as one must address the 'innocense' of those users who are benefiting from potential acts of copyright infringement.... (Halo now lowered slightly, hmm?)

There are some 'Tips & Tricks' that can be learned to avoid downloading much of the garbage out there (Not only via the Gnutella Network but Internet activities in general) and there are many very nice and deeply responsible parents here... HERE meaning the Gnutellaforums... who are regular members and who are very happy to advise anyone with any problems... Take advantage of this wonderful group of nice folks, heh ?

The main point is simple.... YOU are responsible for the time during which your children are possibly exposed to 'new' experiences. I am NOT going to attempt to define 'new experiences'.... THAT IS Larry's job.
There is far more puerile garbage in TV today as a mass dosage, right ?

The 'elected' activity represented by the act of downloading some misnamed or whatever file using a Gnutella Network 'client' is nothing in comparison to the 24/7 psychosis that is not only available but, more or less, spoon-fed to children as a behavioural control function.

In short, if a parent chooses to allow an immature individual to have general free access to the internet as IT IS TODAY (ANY ASPECT WHATSOVER OF THE INTERNET!), than they have only to look in the nearest mirror for the first to 'blame' for any problems.
In general..... What cultural values allow as a norm the purchase of and free access to a machine that cost normally at least $1,000.00 and for which the 'rental' charges per annum for 'connection' can easily exceed another $1,000.00... What 'values' then proceed to permit juveniles to operate such facilities without supervision ?


Do your job as a parent and, almost certainly, turn off and forbid all of your bent popular electrodomestic garbage toys.

Take them for a walk, hmmm.
Batteries not included

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Old September 22nd, 2007
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I agree with all comments above, Larry do you let your children play with guns,sharp knives etc.?? I very much doubt it ??
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