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optimusdimette

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Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« on: 07 July 2017, 11:09:44 pm »
I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct section. I was browsing and randomly came across this petition change.org/p/backpage-com-shut-down-the-uk-s-adult-section-of-backpage-com ...


 I am in London and backpage is my only means of advertising at the moment, I do make a fortune from it and love it, I am sure there are many other escorts here who feel the same way. I personally would be lost without it. So, I am asking those with time to report this petition, to do so. If we are strong in numbers, they might actually take it down. Just click on where it says policy violation and provide a reason. Mine was  "First of all, escorting is legal in the UK, unlike in America. Escorts are protected by the police. I am an escort myself and the police have been very helpful. I use backpage all the time and it is my main means of advertising. What evidence does the poster have that this is actually happening in UK? Just because it happened in America, doesn't mean it happens here!! Please shut this down before I lose my clients and income"


Now, I'm not saying there is no modern day slavery or trafficking, but after having looked at the statistics, the difference between the UK and America is stark, to put it lightly. I used to randomly browse the USA backpage escort section before they shut it down and there were pictures of minors or women who just looked questionable in terms of age and or overall well-being. In some of the videos, you could see they were drugged, which was quite sad to see. Now the only shocking thing I've seen on UK Backpage is a profile using Kylie Jenner pics  :o ...  we've all seen the fake profiles, nothing more alarming, (I hope)... I might be wrong about this. But please flag the petition if you can and I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you



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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #1 on: 08 July 2017, 12:41:21 am »
If it shuts down the ladies will be able to put their ads in the romance section just like the USA. Nobody will be able to stop prostitution.
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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #2 on: 10 July 2017, 09:16:43 pm »
I don't see this going anywhere OP. This is Europe where prostitution is perfectly legal, why Backpage? Adultwank is much worse, how about the UK gazilllion other directories? Have you taken a look at craigslist lately? The gangs and the pimps have totally taken over the massage section and the ads are totally creepy.
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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #3 on: 10 July 2017, 09:22:50 pm »
I'm about to create a petition called "Petition to shut down the petition to shut down Backpage".

Will you guys help me sign it?  The twisted side of me thinks that a known escort directory is behind this petition to shut down Backpage, too much competition.
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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #4 on: 10 July 2017, 10:38:46 pm »
Plot twist  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #5 on: 01 August 2017, 02:21:50 pm »
I hadn't seen this petition, thanks for pointing it out. I see they  have 136 signatories so far. Rosie

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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #6 on: 09 April 2018, 12:13:36 pm »
Well they have succeeded. Rest In Peace Backpage. What a sad day for many of us.

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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #7 on: 09 April 2018, 06:25:43 pm »
They didn't succeed, this stupid petition had nothing to do with BP getting shut down by the US authorities.
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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #8 on: 09 April 2018, 06:52:16 pm »
Back page is American is'nt it so if the Authorities police FBI whoever in America have arrested them and shut it down then don't understand how the Uk or London one can be kept up if the owners are already in trouble in America?? If you are busted usually everything goes.

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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #9 on: 09 April 2018, 07:09:39 pm »
Back page is American is'nt it so if the Authorities police FBI whoever in America have arrested them and shut it down then don't understand how the Uk or London one can be kept up if the owners are already in trouble in America?? If you are busted usually everything goes.

It has. everywhere that BP was on the net has been taken down
Bedpage is an exact copy of it I have no idea if it's owned by BP itself though

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Re: Petition to shut down UK backpage escort section
« Reply #10 on: 10 April 2018, 01:01:50 pm »
It has. everywhere that BP was on the net has been taken down
Bedpage is an exact copy of it I have no idea if it's owned by BP itself though

And just as rubbish for location if you aren't in one of very big cities.