Although Boy Chat's focus on staying clearly within the bounds of law and safety has helped make it the longest-running online boylover resource, some posters find the resulting climate uninviting and paranoid.
In 1989, then 17-year-old Schillaci and a 20-year-old man were accused of having sex with two 11-year-old twin brothers.He was captured on June 5, 2008 in San José de Gracia, Michoacán, Mexico after almost nine years on the run.Schillaci has educational background in behavioral sciences, computer science, drafting, philosophy, religion and politics.Message board posts often include links to specific Wikipedia articles that the participants say need to be edited to "normalize" pedophile behavior in the public eye and to recruit more pedophiles into their community.“Pedophiles have campaigned to push their point of view that 'pedophilia is OK and doesn’t hurt children' on Wikipedia,” says Xavier Von Erck, director of the online pedophile watchdog organization Perverted Justice Foundation and Wikisposure.com, its offshoot project devoted to tracking pedophiles and pedophile activism on Wikipedia.Jon Savarino Schillaci (born December 14, 1971) is an American sex offender and a former fugitive who was added to the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on September 7, 2007.
Schillaci is the 488th fugitive to be placed on the list.
While in the beginning links were maintained by two Boychat posters, they are now maintained by a submissions team.
The team is responsible for adding new links to Boy Links, checking existing links for legality and deleting invalid links.
Since 1999, Boy Links has been available on its own domain boylinks.net, which was bought due to the website's growing importance.
And since 2001, Boylinks has been hosted by , a group of people from around the world that run Boy Links and a family of discussion boards in various languages.
Boy Chat has had a profound effect on the boylove community.