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JCC Should sex offenders be allowed to Skype?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13 Regular/bills/house/HB0048.pdf

    A State rep in my state says no. What do you think?

    It doesn't ban Facebook as Facebook has an e-mail component now. iMessage and AIM both have e-mails associated with them so I don't think they'd get banned.

    Personally I think it's ridiculous. Why shouldn't convicted sex offenders be able to Skype? Not all of them end up perpetrating again. And will this prevent any abuse? I doubt it.

    I use a free international calling app on my phone. This also would be banned for sex offenders as it doesn'r have an e-mail component.
     
  2. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It is ridiculous. But they shouldn't be able to do anything.
    Forbid them to eat, forbid them to sleep, forbid them to not get raped.
     
  3. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    So you're advocating for the death penalty for indecent exposure.
     
  4. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Don't you need to already know who you're trying to talk to to use Skype? It's not Chat Roulette where you talk to randoms. How is it any different than using a telephone? I have no problem with registered sex offenders using Skype to talk to their friends and family.
     
  5. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well, the good news is that 'sex offender' is becoming such a broad term that soon we'll all be sex offenders.
     
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  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I was obviously talking about the worst kind of sex offenders.
    Well, maybe not "obviously".
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    The ones who post internet message board threads about their penis?
     
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  8. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The bill would ban sex offenders (rapists, not only child molestors) from using any chat program that allows minors to register for, regardless of whom they intend to speak to with the website.
     
  9. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    But again, I ask, how is that different from using the telephone? You have to sign up and have somebody's screename or whatever to talk to them. You can't just talk to randoms without knowing their contact info, just like the telephone. Actually, it's HARDER than the telephone because I could dial random numbers to talk to a random on the phone but you can't do that with Skype as far as I know. I fail to see how this protects anyone from anything.
     
  10. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Ironically, it doesn't ban Facebook as Facebook has a proprietary e-mail system, and so does myspace, I think.
     
  11. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think anyone should be allowed to Skype. Video conferencing/chats are an abomination of nature to begin with. You are all so very ugly and need to remain hidden. And then bad lighting and no makeup turns an already bad thing into a horrorshow.
     
  12. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    im sex offending right now
     
  13. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    Without Skype?

    Useless... useless...
     
  14. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Skyped her? I never even met her!
     
  15. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    FIDo is right, the term "sex offender" has gotten pretty broad . Even the worst types of offenders usually are not predators; I'd need to look up statistics but as I recall, most sex offenses are between two people who know each other.

    And the perverted prank phone calls from the days before caller ID were much worse than Skype; as PPs have said, with Skype you have to have contact information and you can actually see the person who is showing you their ****. With Skype there's really not a whole lot of danger of an 85-year-old ugly perv disguising himself as a hot 20-year-old when hitting on teenage girls.
     
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  16. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If only Manti Te'o had used Skype!
     
  17. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    Skype the great equalizer.
    Kinda hard to get catfished on Skype.
     
  18. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    first thing we need to do is change the meaning of what a sex offender is...

    a person who flashes children is labeled the same as a person who pee's in the back of a school while theyre drunk at 3am...
     
  19. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I do sexually offensive stuff. Offensive if you were like, Joyce Meyers or something.
     
  20. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Should sex offenders have their thumbs cut off, among other body parts, so they can't use the Internet?
     
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Their mouths should be sewn shut so they can never communicate verbally with anyone ever again.
     
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  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh, what will random NM legislators come up with next?
     
  23. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Yeah. Skype is little different from any other instant messenger service.
     
  24. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Get rid of the notification sound when someone is Skyping you. Good lord I hate the Skype ring when people are Skyping you especially at 2AM. Nightmare fuel.