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Re^3: Dealing with An(?:no|on)ytroll

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Nov 29, 2005 at 04:48 UTC ( #512510=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Dealing with An(?:no|on)ytroll
in thread Dealing with An(?:no|on)ytroll

Does associating an IP with a post constitute a punishment?

It does, in my opinion. It is an intrusion into privacy that could potentially lead to problems, but which would appear to serve no useful purpose. The problems, in other words, seem to outweigh the possible benefits. One issue is simply that for many people, their IP number changes from day to day.

I don't know if there are situations where a user cannot sign in. I do know that quite a few reasonable, respectful, and well-thought comments come from AM, for whatever reason. Maybe they're at work and keystrokes are logged, and they want to avoid giving away their password - I don't know. But some people do post good things anonymously. Still, I am not adamant about all this. I think the community will form a consensus, and that's how we'll go. I might not agree with it, but I'll abide by it...

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[ambrus]: Corion: what I don't understand is, if you make a one-shot AnyEvent timer with short timeout, does this code guarantee that the Prima timer can't queue two timeout events before invoking any of them?
[ambrus]: Because that could break AnyEvent code, which is why I added a guard.
[ambrus]: (It might be easier to use the callback scalar as a guard, as in $c and &$c(); $c = ();)
[Corion]: ambrus: Hurr - yes, that might happen, as Prima will queue lots of stuff (Well, Windows will)
[Corion]: But I'm really amazed that it just took this little code (plus the idle handler I have in mind and something else dk suggested)

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