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Should ordinary websites have porn links on them!

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BettinaManuka Mon 05-Sep-11 22:14:37

I use Quidco.com a lot to get cash back on the usual family things, and I was looking at it the other day and it said to get £3 cashback you just had to sign up to a dating website. I thought why not, I'm single now so let's go for it. I was really horrified to see that the website, once you had filled in your name and email, took you through to endless pages of porn and porn links! I was so gobsmacked my little girl came over to look at it, and unfortunately saw an image of anal sex and of course wanted to know what Mummy was looking at. I was so angry I wrote to Quidco, who said they had spoken to their sales team, who said they didn't see a problem with it as you didn't have to click through if you didn't want to look at porn....and there are adult options on the Quidco site to stop anything pornographic coming up. I am so angry, how I am supposed to know about this adult setting I don't know, and of course their SALES team doesn't want to stop this company from being on their site. No comment about the fact kids can see this sort of thing. There are no warnings you are going through to a website of an adult nature.
Am I being unreasonable? I just feel furious that a normal website could have pornographic explicit on it?

worraliberty Mon 05-Sep-11 22:53:03

I don't know really without actually seeing the site.

You can download 'Net Nanny' and similar tools to block entry to porn sites though, so if you're offended by it that might be a good idea?

BluddyMoFo Mon 05-Sep-11 22:54:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SouthernFriedTofu Mon 05-Sep-11 23:00:46

Normally you would have a link pop up on any site when you leave it letting you know they are not responsible for content. Then when you click on to the porn site it will ask you if you are 18 before you enter. (or so I hear) so think you may have happily clicked without thinking or got caught and are a wee bit embarrassed

PigletJohn Mon 05-Sep-11 23:15:29

hmm just how many of these "endless pages of porn and porn links" did it take you to before you noticed?

worraliberty Mon 05-Sep-11 23:18:23

Lol that's a point about having to click 'I'm over 18' to enter wink

BettinaManuka Mon 05-Sep-11 23:41:03

This is the point - I clicked through from the Quidco site, and an ordinary dating website came up. I filled in the first page, then the next page was just a page of pornographic images with links to the the sites - and it was a huge page which I thought must be spamming my machine as there were a good twenty sites on there. I was so gobsmacked it came up with no warning. I went back to check the first page (which looks like a normal page) and there was no warning on there, nothing even at the bottom, and I definitely wouldn't have clicked through to something like that.
I have filters on my machine in case my eldest decides to have a go, but this was a normal site, which is why I am so angry about it.

worraliberty Mon 05-Sep-11 23:50:39

I'm unsure how it got around your filter but if what you're saying is correct, then YANBU.

MrBloomsNursery Tue 06-Sep-11 00:25:56

What's quidco? YANBU...that's terrible your DD saw the pic. I would be really angry and carry on complaining. How disgusting.

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