Re: What can we do about the porn? (fwd)

Dr. Robert Riley (riley@planet.earth.org)
Wed, 10 Jan 1996 10:02:38 -30000


It is fun and fabulous Alyzza. So....don't spoil it for the rest of us
either.

Perhaps you should establish a password secured site.

On Mon, 8 Jan 1996, Dr. Joe Baptista wrote:

> Some info on CUCME porn
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 1996 16:25:20 -0500
> From: Alyzza <sharona@usa.pipeline.com>
> To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
> Subject: What can we do about the porn?
>
> 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
>
>