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Re: [ga] GA Rules don't go far enough
At 13:47 14.02.00 -0800, William X. Walsh wrote:
>I again renew my call that all members of the GA list must validate by some
>form of identification, such as a govt. issued ID.
>It is way too easy for people with AOL accounts or any of the numerous free
>email/ISP services to just create new/additional aliases.
>I am prepared to send in a copy of my state issued ID, and I see no reason
>why this should not be a requirement. Many conferences require the same
>type of thing at check-in, so this would be no different. Otherwise we
>will continue to be subjected to the PCCF's and INEGroup's numerous
>aliases and attempts to disrupt, and who knows who else who might be
>participating with the intent to disrupt.
I think this proposal warrants consideration for the debate on permanent
rules that we need to have before the end of April.
The immediate objections I have to it are:
- Processing costs for sending, receiving, verifying and storing the
documentation. Someone has to cover this.
- The fact that it is not useful against a disrupter who is willing to be
identified. So it can't be the only rule.
But it belongs on the table for April.
Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
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