Site Privacy issues

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Wed Sep 15 20:43:13 2004

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Ashley Carder wrote:

> Also, I know that the "identify yourself" page is probably annoying, but
> this
> was my tracking mechanism for keeping track of my buddies using the web
> site.

    That may be well and good, but I found it intrusive. And a beat later,
your site tried to set a cookie; I dumped it immediately and won't be

   I do understand perfectly that your's is an innocuous, semi-private
site, and making the info available to the Legacy Computing community is
quite laudable - but I'm pretty old-school when it comes to registering
for things, and I have cookies turned off permanently, only a very few
sites that I absolutely must visit (for business reasons) get to set a
goddamn 'cookie', and these get deleted immediately afterward. It's not
the thing itself, it's the (curmudgeonly) principle of it.

  It's in the same ballpark as stupid newspapers wanting me to register to
read thier on-line content. I choose not to read, in that case.


"Grumpy-as-Fred" John
Received on Wed Sep 15 2004 - 20:43:13 BST

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