Parents like this get my craw! TAKE FUCKING RESPONSIBILTY YOU ASS! QUIT TELLING ME MY RIGHTS TO WRITE ARE INVALID AND BECAUSE THEY MAY OFFEND YOU ARE WRONG.
What a way to start the day, shit. Shoot me now.
It would be one thing if I wrote PORNOGRAPHY (Which is also protected) but I don't. I write ROMANCE SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY! Ever go to Barnes and Noble? Ever see the massive shelves? Um it's a pretty popular writing genre last I checked.
I wrote ONE bad porn and it was a farce on purpose!
I appreciate your response, and that you have taken some measures to protect
your site. I also realize you had no way, short of his telling you, his
Otherwise, your response is invalid. Just because others are putting
similar material in the public eye does not mean that making it available to
children appropriate. In addition, your notion that you have done more than
you are required in order to protect children really only reflects your
assessment of what is required. Others, myself included, would place the
bar much higher. After all, why should the consumer have to take measures
to protect himself from something he does not wish to have contact with?
Should I buy a special suit in order to protect me from an unsafe toaster
that I might encounter in the course of a day? Certainly not. You have
created a product, but expect me to take care that it not be encountered.
I can't win. Maybe I should pull the whole thing down.
In case you're wondering what I told him here it is:
(Sorry for the > things, this was C&P out of e-mail)
And had I KNOWN he was twelve I would have NEVER responded to his e-mail.
> get many messages from people with unique user names, and 99% of the
> who write to me are in the college age bracket or older.
> I do have my site registered with several Cyber Nanny services so if you
> have parental block software on your computer he should never be able to
> in to view my site in the first place.
> The site is also located on a private personal server which also
> to cybersitter software blockers.
> I will block your sons e-mail from my account so he cannot contact me, and
> will no longer return any messages he sends.
> But I had no indication he was so young, and my site was never intended
> anyone under the age of 18, and I took many precautions to register with
> services to avoid this from happening.
> I strongly suggest purchasing current parental blocking software and
> it updated regularly since porn sites are constantly breaking codes.
> software like Virus software should be updated via subscription services
> But it is not my responsibility to monitor your child's on-line activities.
> I've done more than I am required to in order to prevent this from
> Nor am I the only writer, the group of fan-fiction writers on the net is
> vast. I am one of several tens of thousands of authors.
> Look here if you are unfamiliar with fan-writing: http://fanfiction.net
> You'll see the numbers of registered authors is in the thousands with
> hundreds of thousands of short stories to choose from.
> Perhaps this is another site you should block, it is not monitored by
> nanny protocol.
> I am sorry you were disturbed, and I will no longer return any messages he
> sends to me.
> D. Sanders
> The Fablespinner