in reply to Re^6: Information sharing
in thread Information sharing
I'm not advocating we never discuss things like bulk-emailing or security here. I'm suggesting that some kinds of discussions of potentially harmful practices be caried out at more specialized sites rather than at a general purpose, broad-audience site like perlmonks. My reasoning is that this will not deter people who really need the information, there is a place they can get it, but that it might deter some of the script-kiddies - the people of any age who are looking for an easy something to cut and paste into their latest malware. Should we brand anyone who asks about security or bulk emailing a deviant and cast them out, no, I hope not. But I also don't think we should offer positive encouragement to people wanting to use the tools for anti-social ends and that we have a right to question intentions and to withohold answers if we have reason to doubt those intentions.