Re: Anon and other list restrictions

Subject: Re: Anon and other list restrictions
From: Worthington <debral -at- FALCON -dot- CC -dot- UKANS -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 18:01:08 -0500

Well, you asked for it...

Here's my opinion...

Anonymous postings can be handled the same way bad TV programs and bad
movies can be handled -- simply switch to OFF. In our case, its even
easier -- hit the DEL key or don't read.

The reasoning behind my opinion...

Someone, at some time, may actually post an anonymous that has content
that just might inform or warn.

I'm willing to exercise the DEL key (filter?) on the off chance that I
might just intercept one of those informative anonymous postings.

As is said, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen"


Jack Worthington
Intellex Systems
1909 W 3rd Terr
Lawrence, KS 66044

On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Nagai, Paul wrote:

> I prefer:

> Do not restrict anonymous posting, someday, I may want to ask a question or
> post an opinion that doesn't include my identity. To protect that
> capability, I'll suffer the odd anonymous TROLL and subsequent protests,
> flames, etc. (we could reduce these by contacting directly those who further
> increase noise by responding to obvious trolls).

> Restrict attachments (or at least requiring that these be moderated if the
> software would allow that). Attachments don't impact me negatively, but I
> can certainly understand how they do others.

> Do not restrict newsgroup access. I currently prefer e-mail access to
> TECHWR-L, but I do follow other mailing lists via newsgroup access. They are
> distinct access methods and suit differing tastes/needs/time restrictions.
> Preserve that distinction.

> ------
> Paul Nagai
> Visa International
> pnagai -at- visa -dot- com
> 415-432-1101
> 415-432-3678 fax

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