Re: Wish list... NOT! (fwd)

Dave Easton (
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 16:18:42 -0700 (MST)

> I disagree that the ability to ID lurkers is a desirable new feature. There
> are many *basic* features that would be much more useful way for the CUSM
> programmers to occupy their time.
> What would you like to do with the IP numbers of lurkers? What animosity
> do you feel toward people whose only reason for their "status" as lurkers
> This idea sounds like yet another attempt to further erode our already abused
> So come on, pray tell what valid, useful function would this ID function
> provide?
> Barry L. Lankford email: Amateur Radio: N4MSJ

Well, I for one, would like to attempt to keep CU-SeeMe PUBLIC
transmissions kept clean. I see too many lurkers on public reflectors
going into classrooms using their name, which IS transmitted, to sent
obscene phrases, like xxxx you, showusyour xxx, etc. As it stands now,
no one has any way to identify these people, so the jerks have no
disincentive - they can play without any concern about responsibility.

Private transmissions, R or X rated reflectors - do what you want. That's
fine. Wish I could find some X rated reflectors myself. But for stuff
going to grade schools, either WE keep it clean, or the government will
do it.

My 2 cents. Oh ya, I'M a lurker too. Dave in Phoenix