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Naokotani wrote

This sounds like the most epic whack-a-mole ever. Even if something that perhaps should be blocked gets blocked, whats to stop those people from just making a new website?

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josefStallman wrote

Money, time, and effort. There's no reason to put unnecessary burdens on people like that.

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Naokotani wrote

I am in no way defending the law. I am pointing out its futility. If someone can make one website, they can make another very easily. In fact, professional con artists probably have more time to spend putting up websites than hobbyists creating websites like this one (at least I assume the admins of this site are not doing it professionally.) Moreover, legit websites have more to lose because, if they make a new website, they have to create a user base again from scratch, but I assume most websites centred around fraud don't rely on a great deal of repeat business. After all, as a wise man once said, “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

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Naokotani wrote

I am in no way defending the law. I am pointing out its futility. If someone can make one website, they can make another very easily. In fact, professional con artists probably have more time to spend putting up websites than hobbyists creating websites like this one (at least I assume the admins of this site are not doing it professionally.) Moreover, legit websites have more to lose because, if they make a new website, they have to create a user base again from scratch, but I assume most websites centred around fraud don't rely on a great deal of repeat business. After all, as a wise man once said, “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”