I was thinking the same, other than stating that they were Cambodian and how shameful it was in society here for young women to be out enticing poor sex-tourists into breaking laws. I call bullshit on Lonelyplanet. And who the hell even buys those books or considers them great travel guides anymore? That's some old-man speak.
This goes way back to when this site started. This site was originally set up, pre Facebook, as a way for the founder to keep in touch with family, friends etc, and obviously quickly grew beyond that. It always had a cheeky style, and it was understood that most posters were far from being angels, but weren't completely depraved either.Dallow Spicer wrote:I was given a tip off about such a thing, where members of a pedo forum discussed many SEA expat sites including K440 and exchanged advise on how to enter the forum, how to go softly softly in the first few months, and then step up the pedo apologist agenda oh so discretely. Several members of that forum made their way here. They were stomped on and banned immediately they showed their faces.
There were a few similar sites in terms of format around at the time. One was KM11.com , named after the local designation for the notorious Svay Pak brothel village off NR 5. The posts were nearly all advice on the cheapest brothels or "trip reports" about them.
Some posters from here went on there and started asking them basic questions and criticizing their ethos and so a bit of competition started.
They would start posting innocently on 440 and then start making creepy posts and eventually just told to can it or fuck off. Then this whole thing started on their site about how 440 were all puritanical NGO do-gooders etc! In their world anyone who isn't actively whoring 24-7 is some kind of agent who wants to shut down their fun for the feminazis.
So they had a constant stream of assholes coming over here and sneaking in by sounding reasonable at first and then gradually posting more and more dodgy content.
That site eventually disappeared due to its connections with a notorious brothel area that became synonymous with child prostitution. So they all migrated to a new site called GGC. You had to give a cover story to be allowed to even view this message board but it wasn't hard to get through. To be fair most of the content was about honest-to-goodness whoring with adult women but it very much objectified people and encouraged exploitation and abuse.