Re: Suggestion on the Reflector Problem Re: When

wizzard@icanect.net
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 16:15:03 +0000


> What I had in mind was: Anyone goes to the URL of the reflector list.
> They select a reflector. If it's good, they click on an icon to the side
> of the reflector "MARK GOOD", if it's bad, they click on "MARK BAD". This
> can be done using a CGI script.

Very impressive idea, Ron (I really mean that) but isn't the REAL
problem the fact that "good" and "bad" are SUBJECTIVE.

One person's "good" reflector can easily be another's bad, say, for
example, Jerry Falwell and Bob Guccione were to simultaneously review
and rate reflector sites, as "good" and "bad". The results, I think,
would be dramtically different (unless, of course, Jerry were being
really HONEST about his fellings :)))

Anyway IMO the only way fair and accurate way to report these things
is by an as objective as humanly possible description of the
reflector and let everyone else decide for themselves.

Of course, none of the above applies to QUANTITATIVE data such as
speed, etc. But even here, the result is still a SUBJECTIVE
interpretation relative to each user's hardware, ISP, number of
handoffs between nodes and even time of day!!!

I can see why nobody really WANTS the job!!! :)))))

Kent Starr
aka Wizzard(c)
mailto:wizzard@icanect.net