In message <email@example.com>,
Chuq Von Rospach <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>At 10:40 AM -0700 10/15/99, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> I agree that it would be nice if we could rely on the decency of strangers,
>> but given that we can't, what's your second choice?
>beating them with a stick until they submit?
That is a rather ill-advised and (in the long run) a largely impractical
solution in my opinion.
There are too many miscreants on the net now, and too few sticks, and too
little time to beat them all.
Automated (software) mechanisms which can totally prevent people from doing
stuff to you that you would rather not have done to you are the only viable
long term solutions.
Unfortunately, we're not totally there yet. Much important work remains to