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    • CommentAuthorjohnny456f
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2012 edited
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    An OpenDns browser bar for all browsers where all OpenDns members remain logged in at all times. The primary purpose is for submitting web pages that have unsuitable content, just by clicking a button while surfing. No inconvenience. The submitted pages will go into a special database, therefore creating a collection that can be accessed and evaluated by OpenDns members (you and I) at a watchdog community location on the OpenDns server. Using special built in software, members can tag all unsuitable content contained within a submitted web page. This would simplify the job for OpenDns. And it would enable selective content filtering instead of just blocking entire websites.

    This idea came in mind due to Google's ability and intent to defy all content filtering. They obviously have zero concern for the interest of children. Their SafeSearch feature creates a false impression. It is not foolproof and might as well not be there at all. Their more recent usage of data URI is hint at just how hard they are trying to get all their content through. In the real world, a large percentage of the population rely on Gmail and other Google services. And in order to access these services, one must unblock ALL of Google.com. This obviously opens the door to porn and other unsuitable content.

    But, if we selectively filter out all web PAGES, we will annihilate the intent that exists behind the content. IF THEY CAN'T GET THROUGH THEY WILL EVENTUALLY STOP TRYING TO GET THROUGH. But as long as we simply block websites, there will always be intent. Its a big job to selectively block content instead of complete websites. But the community of concerned parents is a VERY large one. Just the mere mention that they can take direct part in squashing all content will have them swarming like bees. People love to take an active role. Especially if it is easy. All OpenDns has to do is set up the browser bar, the server, and the software. The people do the rest. Once the pages are tagged and submitted, OpenDns further evaluates the submission and processes it. It then becomes possible for OpenDns to allow websites like Google to remain unblocked. But dirty words, filthy photos, and other content can be blocked. The voting that presently takes place at OpenDns can also be incorporated here as well. The overall idea is to make it impossible for websites to push whatever they like through to surfers. With this kind of effectiveness, content creators will think twice before trying to use corruption against us all.
    • CommentAuthorRed Prince
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2012
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    OpenDNS does not block pages. It does not even block web sites. It blocks domains. Period.

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