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RE: Free speech and GA (Re: [ga] Time to put...)
On 01-Jan-2000 Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>> In addition, we have the possibility of using cryptographic
>> verification of
>> messages to the list; this requires that the posters have
>> this technology
> Actually, this is what I had in mind. The technology is readily available.
> If we simply knew who posted what and could trust a message to be from
> whomever it claims to be from, that would go a long way to clean up the
> garbage around here. Once a post can actually be laid a someone's feet, I
> believe that the list will self-moderate. I've actually observed this
> before. The noise level is at its peak when anonymous posters are present,
> it goes down a bunch when originators are known, it goes down a bunch more
> when a poster can be verified. This is all without external intervention.
This ignores that the primary offender doesn't mind that people know he isn't
the person he is post as.
I still support a drop of all connections from vrx.net till they deal with their
abusive user. I've done that here already.
William X. Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DSo Networks http://dso.net/
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