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(Thurston County Sheriff)   Law enforcement site warns parents: "If your kid is into Dungeons & Dragons, he's actually a computer addict ripe for grooming by Internet pedophiles"   (co.thurston.wa.us) divider line 375
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2009-11-15 09:23:55 AM
I CAST MAGIC MISSILE
 
2009-11-15 09:26:30 AM
FTA "The "Information Super Highway," which is made up of commercial online services such as Prodigy, America Online, CompuServe, and the Internet"

Was this written in 1992 or something?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-15 09:26:47 AM
Times change. When I was of prime D&D age, before the Internet was big, we had the movie "Mazes and Monsters" warning that RPGers are insane.
 
2009-11-15 09:28:16 AM
Hiro Nakamura -- be sure to put on your robe and wizard hat.
 
2009-11-15 09:34:50 AM
Use of a new, unusual vocabulary, heavy with computer terms, satanic phrases, sexual references or a sudden interest in related hard rock or satanic oriented posters, music, etc.

Satanic phrases?
 
2009-11-15 09:37:55 AM
* Computer addiction - withdraws from friends, family, "lives on the computer," and may lose interest in social activities
* Use of a new, unusual vocabulary, heavy with computer terms, satanic phrases, sexual references or a sudden interest in related hard rock or satanic oriented posters, music, etc.
* Look for related doodling or writing using of words such as: Hacking, Phreaking, or any words with "ph" replacing 'f"
* Lack of interest in self and appearance, grooming and hygiene, or indications of lack of sleep, sudden drop in school grades, and unauthorized absences from classes.
* The computer and modem are running late at night, even when unattended
* Computer files ending in GIF, JPG, BMP, TIF, PCX, DL, GL, FLI, MPG, AVI, MOV - these are picture or graphic files and parents should know what they illustrate. Image files may be pictures of a sexual nature and can be of very high quality, moving pictures, and even include sound.
* Names on communication programs that seem satanic, pornographic, rude, or vulgar in nature
* An obsession with fantasy adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Trade Wars
* Use of the computer to scan or run telephone or credit card numbers


Your child may be a World of Warcraft player.

/seriously though, what's with the scare about satanic stuff?
//also, welcome to the 1990s...
 
2009-11-15 09:41:27 AM
MrSinister: FTA "The "Information Super Highway," which is made up of commercial online services such as Prodigy, America Online, CompuServe, and the Internet"

Was this written in 1992 or something?


I thought that until I got to the mention of MySpace. Methinks likely they made liberal usage of copy pasta.
 
2009-11-15 09:41:45 AM
ZAZ: Times change. When I was of prime D&D age, before the Internet was big, we had the movie "Mazes and Monsters" warning that RPGers are insane.

Yeah, I was gonna climb the WTC and jump but thankfully someone knocked the towers down.
 
2009-11-15 09:41:57 AM
* An obsession with fantasy adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Trade Wars

Okay, someone is either being sarcastic or intentionally went retro. The last time I saw a BBS supporting that game was 1996.
 
2009-11-15 09:52:20 AM
Hiro Nakamura: I CAST MAGIC MISSILE

You cast magic missile at the gazebo. Roll 4d4 for damage.
 
2009-11-15 09:52:37 AM
UNC_Samurai: * An obsession with fantasy adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Trade Wars

Okay, someone is either being sarcastic or intentionally went retro. The last time I saw a BBS supporting that game was 1996.


Yeah, I'm imagining some Twin Peaks-esque sheriff or local officials hired a 20-something stoner web designer to "write up somethin' on our site to warn people 'bout them there young folks being on the internets". He took one look at the their homepage, laughed his ass off, then proceeded to write this.
 
2009-11-15 10:18:41 AM
# An obsession with fantasy adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Trade Wars

wtf!?

that has to be a parody site. nobody can possibly be that f*cking stupid. A cop that idiotic would rust his gun from all the drooling.
 
2009-11-15 10:27:30 AM
Hagbardr: Hiro Nakamura: I CAST MAGIC MISSILE

You cast magic missile at the gazebo. Roll 4d4 for damage.


Actually I was casting at the darkness.

I tried to come up with 4 numbers but i've played d&d two times, eighteen years ago. I have no idea what would even make sense.
 
2009-11-15 10:29:31 AM
FTFA: # Check the screen of an unattended computer. If the computer is showing a series of changing numbers, the computer may be running a hacking program trying to identify calling card "pin" numbers, long distance access numbers, or be attempting to validate credit card numbers.

Someone has watched too many movie/TV "hackers" at work....
 
2009-11-15 10:34:52 AM
Use of a new, unusual vocabulary, heavy with computer terms, satanic phrases, sexual references or a sudden interest in related hard rock or satanic oriented posters, music, etc.

I use my Linux system with the overclocked CPU to hack the pr0n server and... hell, demons, blood and sacrifice to my unholy master. Satan is lord! Satan is lord! 666!

ubercub
/seriously though, what's with the scare about satanic stuff?
//also, welcome to the 1990s...


The D&D = satan worship is so '80s.
 
2009-11-15 10:40:53 AM
The worst that can happen is your weenie kid will turn into Brian Urlacher and start larping.
 
2009-11-15 10:41:05 AM
The panic about Satan and rock music died down when we found out God loves it:

img32.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-15 10:44:21 AM
 
2009-11-15 10:44:24 AM
MrSinister: FTA "The "Information Super Highway," which is made up of commercial online services such as Prodigy, America Online, CompuServe, and the Internet"

Was this written in 1992 or something?


you'd think the last time someone modified that web page had to have been years ago, right?

megain.smugmug.com
 
2009-11-15 10:47:40 AM
 
2009-11-15 10:49:23 AM
smooshie: Is your child a computer hacker? (new window)

that's parody, right?
 
2009-11-15 10:54:52 AM
Weaver95: that's parody, right?

That one, thankfully, is. The linked article doesn't seem to be :(
 
2009-11-15 10:55:39 AM
Don't make me pull out the 20d.
 
2009-11-15 11:05:57 AM
Hiro Nakamura: Hagbardr: Hiro Nakamura: I CAST MAGIC MISSILE

You cast magic missile at the gazebo. Roll 4d4 for damage.

Actually I was casting at the darkness.

I tried to come up with 4 numbers but i've played d&d two times, eighteen years ago. I have no idea what would even make sense.


Are there any girls outside? If there are, I want to do them!

/Anybody want a Mountain Dew?
 
2009-11-15 11:07:28 AM
I *KNEW* YoVille was a gateway to crime.
 
2009-11-15 11:11:58 AM
When I played D&D before the days of the internet tubes, law enforcement warned us that it was Satanists using D&D to recruit kids. Now it's pederasts, eh?
 
2009-11-15 11:22:58 AM
The references seem a bit dated; hasn't atheism pretty much supplanted satanism these days?
 
2009-11-15 11:24:48 AM
TFA:
* Use of a new, unusual vocabulary, heavy with computer terms, satanic phrases, sexual references or a sudden interest in related hard rock or satanic oriented posters, music, etc.
* Names on communication programs that seem satanic, pornographic, rude, or vulgar in nature


Satanic? What is this, the 1980's?
 
2009-11-15 11:25:11 AM
abb3w: The references seem a bit dated; hasn't atheism pretty much supplanted satanism these days?

Atheism IS satanism.

Didn't you get the memo?
 
2009-11-15 11:41:47 AM
Image files may be pictures of a sexual nature and can be of very high quality, moving pictures, and even include sound.

I knew as soon as those damn 'talkies' came out, we were doomed as a society.
 
2009-11-15 11:51:08 AM
Patricia Pulling unavailable for comment.


/Where's Michael Stackpole when we need him?
 
2009-11-15 11:55:53 AM
that list has to be the most asinine thing i have ever seen everyone know the pedophiles are in yahoo chat. up next don't let your kids play in the park the old man feeding the duck who has been going there for more then 20 years may be a pedophile
 
2009-11-15 12:06:05 PM
vemeron: that list has to be the most asinine thing i have ever seen everyone know the pedophiles are in yahoo chat. up next don't let your kids play in the park the old man feeding the duck who has been going there for more then 20 years may be a pedophile

He started doing that about the same time the lion's share of this article was written.
 
2009-11-15 12:12:22 PM
smooshie: Is your child a computer hacker? (new window)

I miss adequacy.org. Those farkers knew how to troll!
 
2009-11-15 12:20:28 PM
Thurston County Washington. Running joke.
 
2009-11-15 12:29:41 PM
Ha! It's like the 70's all over again! Don't let your kids listen to Alice Cooper!
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2009-11-15 12:31:07 PM
Looks like someone REALLY hates 4th Ed.
 
2009-11-15 12:31:22 PM
Yeah, we all know that D&D players grow up to be the predators, not the prey.
 
2009-11-15 12:32:02 PM
Makes me miss the days when these rants were on pamphlets, not the web, and warned that visiting dance halls would inevitably lead your children into white slavery.

The waltz is Satan's way of taking possession of your hips. It's all downhill from there.
 
2009-11-15 12:34:25 PM
Use of a new, unusual vocabulary, heavy with computer terms and satanic phrases

such as "Linux", or "TotalFark".
 
2009-11-15 12:34:40 PM
My kid would prefer a life where he did nothing but look at a screen all day long. But even he's smart enough to know that nutcases lurk on the internet.

plorf.com
 
2009-11-15 12:34:47 PM
UNC_Samurai: * An obsession with fantasy adventure games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Trade Wars

Okay, someone is either being sarcastic or intentionally went retro. The last time I saw a BBS supporting that game was 1996.


Naw, there is telnet chat places using door games running trade wars. I miss bordello, studs, LORD and Usurper.
 
2009-11-15 12:35:21 PM
Most kids are ripe for grooming.

Start with a haircut and a pair of slacks. And get off my lawn!
 
2009-11-15 12:35:30 PM
Satanic music and phrases? If it wasn't for the "2008 Annual Report" I would refuse to believe this wasn't a screencap from 1998.
 
2009-11-15 12:35:58 PM
That's just unreal.
 
2009-11-15 12:37:10 PM
WHERE'S THE CHEETOS??
 
2009-11-15 12:37:21 PM
Never give out any personal information about themselves, particularly real names

I am so screwed. But I guess nobody is interested in stalking an old Irish dude.

I skimmed the first portion of the article and was immediately angry by the use of "today's computer literate generation." What does that mean? Kids know how to use a browser and can create a Facebook account? Wow. My mother can do that.
 
2009-11-15 12:37:44 PM
MrSinister: FTA "The "Information Super Highway," which is made up of commercial online services such as Prodigy, America Online, CompuServe, and the Internet"

Was this written in 1992 or something?


This new 'electronic mail service' thing sure is exciting!

blog.modernmechanix.com

/Hot like a 28.8k baud modem.
 
2009-11-15 12:37:59 PM
Guys who like girls gone wild are way more likely to become pedophile predators hunting for teens online. most college guys already do that. they drive by high schools to look at the younger chicks and try to pick them up when they show up at a party. 21-year old college kids try to hook up with 14-17 year old girls ALL THE TIME, it's disgusting, but overlooked and ignored by society. being a pedophile is not limited to d-and-d players. we should hate d&d players for other reasons, like how sad they are.
 
2009-11-15 12:38:26 PM
RandomAxe: Makes me miss the days when these rants were on pamphlets, not the web, and warned that visiting dance halls would inevitably lead your children into white slavery.

The waltz is Satan's way of taking possession of your hips. It's all downhill from there.


Well, the devil's weed is clearly the culprit. Once kids get ahold of the devil's weed, they start listening to that jazz music. Then they start that 'dancing' business and the next thing you know little white, blond Suzie has an orange baby.

That orange baby will be the antichrist of course.
 
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