Re: Wish list... NOT!

paul sentner (psentner@dns.city-net.com)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 23:57:57 -0400


>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?

>So come on, pray tell what valid, useful function would this ID function
>provide?
>
>
>Barry L. Lankford email: barryl@HiWAAY.net Amateur Radio: N4MSJ
>Madison, Alabama, USA ICBM: 34deg 41min 52.2sec N, 86deg 45min 34.2sec W
>I have a new e-mail address, but the old one (barryl@nuance.com) still works
>
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..for one thing, knowing that one's "real" identity is publicly available,
MIGHT
cause people to act responsibly.
..here on the list I se no objections to everyone's e-mail ID being in the
header.
..most BBSes require registration, even if they do allow "handles", - I
imagine this is primarily to encourage responsible behavior, and to
discourage abusive use of the medium.
..except in circumstances of political persecution, etc., I currently see no
real reason for anyone to not ID themselves (then, earlier versions of CU-SM
could be used..).

--paul-- paul sentner
pittsburgh, pennsylvania