I was speaking generally, not specifically about the SearchIRC site, which I, incidentally, did not visit. Perhaps you have also forgotten that people aged 17 years and eleven months arn't the only Internet users under 18. There's also kids much younger. Yes they should be under parental supervision and people should generally know how to look after themselves but you can't expect that from someone that has not yet reached the mental age of reasoning. It's the reason that you have to be a certain age before being allowed to drive a car, drink, smoke, gamble, etc. I don't know about other countries but Australia also has laws about selling Playboys, etc to under 18's and Australian based websites are not permitted to host pornographic material on pages open to all visitors. Perhaps that is not up with the times or popularist but I certainly don't take offence to it.