I opened that thread, it was in MPSIMS, entitled “now I’ve seen everything”, no wording, just a link, that did not contain any identifying lingo (as in http://www. sickf***cs.com for example), and so clicked on it.
I trusted that here at the Straight Dope, if there was anything questionable, the person wouldn’t have posted the link, or at the very least, would have had some warning words with it.
It appeared that I was wrong.
I work with convicts, so have met many pedophiles. I am a strong advocate against the Megan’s Laws. however, to me, there was a fine line crossed there. I believe there is a good debate to be had on the subject, but, of course, that belongs in Great Debates.
From your later comments (specifically “I could see someone being persuaded that it’s OK to act on these impulses by reading some of the content of this forum.”) - you are aware that there are kids here, that posters here have kids, do we really want to lead them to this site?
Anyhow, I’d happily participate in the GD, would have strongly preferred to have had a description of what I was clicking on to before I clicked. And the thread, as presented, and developed, was not IMHO appropriate for MPSIMS.