View Full Version : Why "Boat P*rn" may not be such a good title!

Vince Brennan
09-22-2009, 02:24 PM
I just spent 13 days on a Military base and was only able to connect thru the Military's ISP... guess what? "Wooden Boat Forum" is listed as a "P*rn site"

Why? Titles like "Boat P*rn" and their ilk.

We're cutting off a large segment of possibly interested young people here. Mayhap a rethink as to titling of posts is in order?

09-22-2009, 02:32 PM
I agree. Computers at this point don't usually read a search with much discrimination. I've felt that calling pics of pretty boats "porn" is a bit demeaning. I know it's meant in fun, but look what happens when a dumb computer gets a hold of it.

09-22-2009, 02:42 PM
F*ck them :D

I'm not going to deny myself the proper use of language for the off chance that the prudes who cannot tune their filtering software properly are going to ungraciously relent and allow forum posts through.


peter radclyffe
09-22-2009, 02:46 PM
you mean some young people are not interested in porn

John of Phoenix
09-22-2009, 02:48 PM
This is a good thing. God forbid that the tender minds of our armed forces be subjected to pornography. :D

09-22-2009, 03:39 PM
This is a good thing. God forbid that the tender minds of our armed forces be subjected to pornography. :D

I rather suspect that looking at bare skin is not so bad, but seeing the word "porn" on the computer screen -- that REALLY corrupts them.



09-22-2009, 03:55 PM
But bloody bodies are okay.?

Dan Payne
09-22-2009, 07:58 PM
You're right Vince. It's not our call to make. Spreading the WB "gospell" superceeds all. Let's drop the P*rn name. And Please check out my website Boat Sl*ts.com

Uncle Duke
09-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Interesting. At least on a bigger stage - lots of large organizations use commercial products (such as "SmartFilter", by "Secure Computing") to filter traffic. And almost universally those products have a hugely high rate of "false positive" returns, because that is where the money is... if you fail to block any of the truly negative (bad) sites, then you are out of business, but if you (oops! we're sorry!) mistakenly block some good sites, then you're OK.
It turns out that just having any posts with the word "porn" is, in some cases, enough to get your site filtered out.
The concern about having young people not able to access this site is legitimate. I'm just saying that it doesn't just apply to WBF, but to other sites as well. There are reports of sites which talk about teen pregnancy (from a social/medical perspective) being blocked, or sites which talked about breast cancer, etc. Foolish
They need to lighten up their filtering software - but I'd bet that doesn't happen.

09-22-2009, 08:18 PM
Look! A Great Tit! :D


Look! A cock!





09-22-2009, 08:24 PM
That's a US Gov't military ISP. What do expect? It's not set up for chatting and porning. It for Gov't business like it should be. Good for them. Tax payers are paying for enough porn at your local Library.

09-22-2009, 11:48 PM
Site filtering is a somewhat facility and command directed activity in the military. Obviously, there are categorical no-no's - Facebook, myspace, etc. Try an email to the base IT folks, that may be enough to solve the problem (unless, as stated above, it's due to a local directive concerning online forums). Also, were you actually on a gov't workstation or were you surfing from billeting/housing/MWR facility? For the latter, it's almost always a contracted pipe utilizing a civilian provider and physically separate from the gov't network.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-23-2009, 03:27 AM
You think you've got problems.

09-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Hmm, I'm reading this thread right now on a computer connected to @lackland.af.mil and no problem.

John of Phoenix
09-23-2009, 10:46 AM
Hmm, I'm reading this thread right now on a computer connected to @lackland.af.mil and no problem.So much for the "Undisclosed Location". Way to go Tom.


09-23-2009, 03:49 PM
Scent of a Woman 1992.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade: If I were the man I was five years ago I'd take a flame thrower to this place.

09-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Several years ago, a long standing and highly respected women's college in the Philadelphia area was forced to change its name to stop being filtered from high school web searches. The college was founded in the 19th century in Beaver County, but soon after moved to Philadelphia. However, they did not change the name. So, Beaver College was blacklisted by school servers. This was serious enough for them to change their name to Arcadia University.

Vince Brennan
09-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Hmm, I'm reading this thread right now on a computer connected to @lackland.af.mil and no problem.

Maybe it's just a Navy problem? I did send an email to the Navy's ISP trolls but haven't yet received an answer.

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
09-25-2009, 03:53 AM
This is why Jack Horkheimer, Star Hustler, got changed to Star Gazer. (I would have changed it to Star Rustler. :)) With the advent of the internet, kids searching for Star Hustler would end up at wayward sites.

But with regard to the WBF, I would think that the filtering programs have options that allow the IT guy/gal to enter exceptions and overrides on a site-by-site basis. This ain't the dark ages, like, say, 1990. :D