Re: Bandwith and personal vulnerablity

Luc Volders (
Mon, 26 Feb 1996 14:13:01 +0100

>Interesting. This has not been my experience... I have seen indecent
>behavior on refs of course...

Before the list server went down in january and we all had to enlist
again there
was a complete discussion going on with reflector owners/maintainers who
were closing the reflectors down for the public due to unwanted
exhibitionism on

>But I have never been "called" as often for a
>one on one thing.

No they appeared just public, not one on one.

>This is due to the fact that people can see you, and
>therefore, there is not as much "hunting" for sex as there is on IRC.

They were not hunting. They just appeared naked on a reflector.
Owners were upset because a lot of these reflectors were used for
purposes, and owners did not want kids to see this.

>in my first days on IRC, almost everything was sex... I have spent a couple
>of hours on some refs without anyting sexual coming up... My personal
>experience is that sex is less "everywhere" on CUSeeMe because of the
>image... Makes people more vulnerable, and less prone to assume other
>identities or let go their libido on line.

One example was Nysernet. They closed down in the weekends for public use
because no one was monitoring the reflectors.
Several others followed in due time.


CU-SeeMe users looking for reflector IP adresses?
My reflector list can be found (amongst a lot of good Mac related and
stuff) on Look at the columns

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