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9 years

2007-02-21 22:28:02.240607+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Wow. I don't have an exact date for the first post to Flutterby, but it was sometime in late February of 1998. Happy Birthday, Flutterby. Thank y'all for reading and contributing.

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-22 00:47:53.617004+00 by: meuon

Thank you for continuing to connect all of us together, giving us wonderful place to be a part of, and sharing so much of yourself so honestly and openly it invites us to do the same.

It was also 3 years since Nancy and I met at Hiroshi's on E. Main for Sushi on our first date. It's also where I proposed. We just got back from a good dinner there.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-22 01:14:43.954483+00 by: whump

Congratulations, Dan.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-22 12:16:52.833354+00 by: DaveP

Happy Birthday!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-22 13:08:48.36805+00 by: warkitty


Happy birthday! Also, happy anniversary to meoun and nancy!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-22 13:21:33.992466+00 by: jeff

Happy birthday, Flutterby!!! Thanks Dan for providing such a great forum for critical thinking and free exchange of ideas!


#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-23 04:02:09.86774+00 by: dws

Congratulations. It doesn't seem that long.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-02-25 01:57:27.134057+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

Wayback Machine has your first post as February 28, 1998:

Protecting our children


Given the frequency in the real world of prostitution arrests of undercover officers in sting operations I wondered how long it would be before the various law enforcement authorities discovered that most kiddie porn was pushed by legal authorities. I didn't expect this. For one thing, how many net users claiming to be 17 year old women would you expect really are?

So 4 police officers around the country were "lured" into explicit talk with this 17 year old, one of the officers sent her a "photograph of his genitals". She then contacted her mother, who then blew the whistle on them.

In the words of the attorneys of one of the officers caught:

"This young woman has gone around the country, as best we can determine, and made contact with a very vulnerable element of our society --- police officers --- and then drawn them in and alleged some type of sexual misconduct."

I believe that we need a new addendum of the Communications Decency Act, one which provides a mechanism to clearly denote underage participants in the online community so that vulnerable police officers aren't lured into relationships with these perverts.

Or perhaps the better solution would be some mechanism to clearly identify members of the law enforcement community online so that we can avoid showing them material which might disturb them.