What can we do about the porn?

Alyzza (sharona@usa.pipeline.com)
Sat, 6 Jan 1996 16:25:20 -0500


People, I am getting _extremely_ sick of all the sexual displays I'm seeing
with more and more frequency on our public reflectors. These are mostly
male displays but more females are also getting into the act. Because of
it, two good reflectors have recently shut down or gone private. Where
does that leave the rest of us, who have been enjoying using cuseeme in a
clean and friendly manner? It makes me shudder to think that these people
are slowly destroying another area of the net and ruining it for those of
us who have otherwise enjoyed it.

I often, or have often, demo'ed cuseeme at trade shows or to important
people where I work, no more though. It is absolutely disgusting and
revolting, especially when there are kids around, to see some damn idiot
with a suggestive name crying for attention with a public sexual display.
I thought this was supposed to be fun to use, educational for classrooms
and fun for us to use as an international media for making friends and
talking to others. If this continues, cuseeme is going to acquire a bad
reputation, and we will no longer be able to enjoy it in the workplace or
worse, it may even become banned.

So, what can we do? There has to be something. I am slowly losing
interest in it myself, because I am SICK AND TIRED of these pitiful people
screaming for attention and soliciting sex on public reflectors. In my
opinion, which this entire posting is, this is not the place for it. If it
_is_ the place for it, then I will get rid of my camera, and delete the
software. There has to be something we can do. There must be plenty of
private reflectors where these people can get their jollies. Am I in the
minority here with the way that I feel? I just wish more than ever that we
could get our public reflectors back and enjoy them again.

Alyzza