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about a month ago, someone posted a link to their site which rated and discussed board games for kids. I think they were(or planning to) link the games back here to BGG.

I meant to add the web address to the quickbar, but apparently, I didn't.. anyone have the address?

Thanks!
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I think it's:

www.KidGameRatings.com
 
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simple enough..

great - thanks!
 
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Hi, I created that website.

I'm also planning to add more features like game comments, ratings and eventually a forum. I'm making good progress on developing this stuff, so they should be up there soon.

A big problem here on BGG is that people just don't rate kids games very often, and when they do rate them it's often based on how much they as an adult liked playing it.

So hopefully my site will provide a place specifically for kid game fans.
 
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One problem is the COPA act which doesn't let kids under age 13 register on websites or something like that....I don't know what it's true purpose is. I don't know how yahooligans Yahoo that is avoid prosecution. Perhaps they bribe the right people.
 
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mrbass wrote:
One problem is the COPA act which doesn't let kids under age 13 register on websites or something like that....I don't know what it's true purpose is. I don't know how yahooligans Yahoo that is avoid prosecution. Perhaps they bribe the right people.
I may be incorrect, but I believe that most (even Yahooligans) won't let kids (under 13) register without a parent/guardian's permission.
 
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mrbass wrote:
One problem is the COPA act which doesn't let kids under age 13 register on websites or something like that....I don't know what it's true purpose is. I don't know how yahooligans Yahoo that is avoid prosecution. Perhaps they bribe the right people.

Hmm, I've been thinking mostly of adults entering ratings for kids games. But of course kids can go there too. I'll keep that in mind, and the 13 yr thing sounds like a good policy.

According to wikipedia, COPA was blocked - I'll have to look more into this though.

"The Child Online Protection Act[1] (COPA)[2] is a law in the United States of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of protecting children from harmful sexual material on the internet. The law was blocked by the courts and has never taken effect."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Online_Protection_Act
 
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cull wrote:
mrbass wrote:
One problem is the COPA act which doesn't let kids under age 13 register on websites or something like that....I don't know what it's true purpose is. I don't know how yahooligans Yahoo that is avoid prosecution. Perhaps they bribe the right people.

Hmm, I've been thinking mostly of adults entering ratings for kids games. But of course kids can go there too. I'll keep that in mind, and the 13 yr thing sounds like a good policy.

According to wikipedia, COPA was blocked - I'll have to look more into this though.

"The Child Online Protection Act[1] (COPA)[2] is a law in the United States of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of protecting children from harmful sexual material on the internet. The law was blocked by the courts and has never taken effect."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Online_Protection_Act


COPA was indeed blocked, as it was deemed unconstitutional. However, COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, wich essentially is the same thing in this context, was passed. COPPA and COPA are often confused.
 
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COPPA
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/coppa.htm

I guess I'll add a check box for my registration - "I certify that I am 13 years or older."
Looks like the law has killed many kids sites. Too bad.

But the audience I've had in mind was always adults looking for games for kids, since adults will usually be the ones making the decisions about what to buy, and the ones with the money to do so. So this doesn't actually change anything for my plan.
 
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