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Jun 17, 2013 02:28 PM

Has Chow ever considered having a site just for the underaged?

Just a thought. Sometimes my links have a bit of adult commentary on them, and sometimes i just like bouncing ideas off adults. I'm not overly excited about children giving beer or wine recommendations no matter how much their parents preen about it.

Just my take. Feel free to flame away.

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  1. I thought there was a restriction. Wasn't there a post a year or so ago that the parent had to post for the kid on some project?

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    1. re: melpy

      There's an age restriction to join and participate, but no way to restrict anyone from simply surfing or lurking via their parents or even on their own. It reminds me of those websites for liquor companies that ask you for a birth date before allowing you to enter. Yeah, that's going to stop the underage from viewing it...

    2. First see if we can't do something about getting all the (non food) porn off the Internet. After that perhaps we can worry about childproofing Chowhound.

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      1. re: Servorg

        Who will the food porn be um... proactive with?

        1. re: Servorg

          Wasn't (non-food) porn the reason that Clinton got Al Gore to invent the internet?

        2. I think it's important that a knowledgeable sommelier at a fine restaurant, with a nice wine list and cellar, be at least 18 years old.

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          1. re: Veggo

            I'd prefer if all their Scotch was at least 18 years old...the sommelier's age I'm not so concerned about...

          2. I agree. No great interest in monitoring what I say for kids (yes, I realize this site is viewable to anyone). However, I doubt there are a ton of teenagers on here so I don't spend any time pouting about it :)

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