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Original Message Yahoo Chat Room Crackdown Affects Non-Sex Rooms
Users Irate At Loss Of Chat Rooms

POSTED: 5:57 pm CDT June 23, 2005
UPDATED: 6:24 pm CDT June 23, 2005

HOUSTON -- A crackdown on chat rooms aimed at children is being felt around the world, affecting those that have nothing to do with sex, the Local 2 Troubleshooters reported Thursday.

Hundreds of innocent chat rooms were taken offline by Yahoo in addition to those targeted for sex with children.

Now, those innocent computer users are wondering how they will fill the massive void on the Internet.

National newspapers, radio talk shows and television networks have picked up the story the Troubleshooters broke on Monday. For people in other cities, it finally shed light on why chat room screens are blank.

But that´s no help to people who have nowhere to turn for important information they´ve always received from clean chat rooms.

"It´s not right. It´s not right. And Yahoo needs to address this quickly," said Rod Mitchell, a local chat room creator.

Mitchell hosted a chat room called "Indiefilmworkers" for casting and crew on movies for eight years. That´s all changed for the Spring man and the 869 other members of his chat room forum.

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