woop01 - 7:10 pm on Sep 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
I’m not arguing against the idea of honey pots and you can still do a buyer side sting for all of those products that can be delivered by mail. I'm saying that the idea of the adult services existing as a honey pot is inconsistent with the policies of the rest of the site.
Your chemistry set example is off base. A fair comparison to the adult services section would be calling it a “home chemistry” section while it’s filled almost exclusively with no paperwork Sudafed, anhydrous ammonia, matches, and rental lab space underneath industrial clothes cleaners.
A few ads slipping through and contacting police when they do would be one thing. Charging $10/each for ads which anybody with half a brain knows are selling sex is a business model that includes profiting from prostitution.