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Re: RFE against certain Humiliating situations

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Sep 05, 2003 at 16:18 UTC ( #289258=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RFE against certain Humiliating situations

I doubt this functionality will be changed any time soon, but it's a risk we live with. Remember, private chatrooms are only private if no one decides to turn their attention your way. If you want privacy, stay off the Web. (Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it's true).

That being said, I was once horribly humiliated by a private message gone astray when a girlfriend was in a chat room with me. I feel your pain.

And no, I won't tell you what was said :)


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Re: Re: RFE against certain Humiliating situations
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 05, 2003 at 21:47 UTC
    If you want privacy, stay off the Web.

    Yeah, well we're at it why don't we get rid of this whole encryption thing? It seems a little difficult for most people to understand. Making people think of new solutions is obviously undesireable, so let's just not try.

    If you want a solution to your problem, here it is: every message that starts with '/' will be sent off to a sub with a dispatch hash, it will then check the letters following / and if the first letters before the space aren't a valid command (such as 'msg') or doesn't contain the valid parameters (such as username for /msg) it will return an error to the user. So if someone tried to type '/mseg Ovid blah' they would get an error saying "you tried to type /mseg Ovid blah blah. Then since they're lazy, they can cut and paste and switch /mseg to /msg and resend.

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