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Re: CB history - not an hour any more?

by ambrus (Abbot)
on May 21, 2004 at 21:15 UTC ( #355465=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CB history - not an hour any more?

Let me suggest something.

Quote from im2's home:

I also try to remember the last thing someone said, you can ask me what that is by /msging me with said <name>?. And for anyone that would rather not be remembered, just send me a /msg with the text dont remember me, and I'll forget you ever said anything, honest!

Maybe something like this should be implemented in the 24-hour log too. If someone asks, his posts would not be logged. I don't think this would solve all problems, but it might be good for some people to be able to stop or start login apon one's will.

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Re: Re: CB history - not an hour any more?
by diotalevi (Canon) on May 21, 2004 at 21:18 UTC
    No, that feature would be really uncool. You implement it. I'm not going to.

      Personally my view is that if you are going to write a publically accessable CB log that goes beyond a very short time you should provide users a means to opt out.

      Observant folks will have noticed that on certain sites that monitor the CB there is no record or sight of me. This is because I asked the authors to opt me out.

      So now im asking you. If you are mirroring the CB beyond an hour I humbly and formally request that you filter out any conversations from me.

      Of course you dont have to do so, but I think its a matter of respect, both for me, and for the fact that this is a community and you cant just do whatever you want in one.

      I realize there is a bit of a flaw in my logic, anyone that wants to can log everything, but the fact is that my bosses and a lot of folks bosses have neither the time nor the wherwithall to do so. However by _you_ making it easy for a boss to monitor a larger time slice you put peoples employment at risk and you also in my eyes compromise the utility of the CB. All of a sudden becuase you dont like an opt-out feature its far more risky to be in the CB at all.

      And frankly diotalevi with all due respect, that is total BS. I have no intention of letting your feelings about a given feature let you compromise my job, and I think its a tad egotistical to compromise so many peoples jobs. If you want a full log with my stuff in it then keep it to yourself. If you are providing it publically I dont want anything of mine accessable past one hour.


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