Mudcat Café message #173513 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17816   Message #173513
Posted By: GUEST,Neil Lowe
04-Feb-00 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Should registration be required or not?
Subject: RE: Should registration be required or not?
On the one hand, I can sympathize with those who are the objects of the seemingly misogynistic remarks. Words don't mean squat, however, unless one gives them weight. What someone says about me or to me only affects me if I let it. Screw them. I won't let them have that kind of power over me.

I am of like mind on this with Joe Offer, Blackcat2, Jon Freeman, Wolfgang, and Sean Ruprecht-Belt. They seem to have made all (or at least most) of the salient points. And Gargoyle has a point: installing restrictive measures challenges the hackers to break through. Then you're in a game of one-upmanship that never ends, or your measures result in a forum so impenetrable that it destroys the very thing you're trying to maintain. Seems like there's better things to do with one's time. Registration, restrictions, limits, barriers, boundaries.....Christ! I come here to get away from all that crap.

(Intercom on, voice tinged with contempt): Identify your last port of entry, space wanderer. (Intercom off)

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer,
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

But it doesn't matter what one thinks about this. The final authority, of course, is Max. Neil Lowe