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Published : 2010-04-06 02:21
Updated : 2010-04-06 02:21

English Spectrum, a website that provides information for foreigners living in Korea, has temporarily suspended service after a report in the Korean vernacular JoongAng Ilbo caused a stir among Koreans.
The site, www.englishspectrum.com, is primarily an information resource on entertainment and job listings for English teachers.
The JoongAng article focused on one part of the site, "Ask the Playboy," and highlighted comments made by foreigners relating to sexual conquests with Korean women. The website responded by blocking the content of the site and posting a disclaimer on the main page, "As a result of negative newspaper reports depicting but a small percentage of user opinions, we at English Spectrum have decided to pull the offensive forum and are taking steps to reorganize how these forums are operated and monitored."
Wayne Gold from English Spectrum told The Korea Herald, "I don`t want to comment on it right now."
(jane@heraldcorp.com)