[linux-elitists] (tmda) Re: Constraining Bogus challenges.

Matt Beland matt@rearviewmirror.org
Tue Sep 23 14:56:45 PDT 2003


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On Tuesday 23 September 2003 01:21 pm, Rick Moen wrote:
> Er... if I may:  Larry has always been an absolutely straight-up fellow.
> You can agree or disagree with particular conclusions and analyses of
> his, but I've never known him to speak other than from a good-faith
> assessment.  (Also, to my knowledge, Larry isn't a C-R proponent nor an
> admin who runs them.  He was just criticising what he considered
> doubtful statistics.)

If I misread Larry's statement, and he is in fact not a supporter of C-R 
systems, then of course my comments were misdirected and I apologize. I do 
strongly feel that his characterization of content-filtering systems and 
their efficacy was not as well-researched as he claimed. Modern content 
filtering systems *do* have success rates as high as those claimed by their 
proponents, and anyone who has actually given them a fair trial can confirm 
this.

> The explosion of spam has everyone a bit trigger-happy and easily
> annoyed, I think.  I do understand why, but would appreciate people
> keeping their cool (at least, here among friends).

Nah. For me at least, spam has me mildly annoyed, Swen et. al. has me cranky, 
C-R systems have me really ticked off. I just got two more complaints from 
end users about C-R challenges they received.

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Matt Beland
matt@rearviewmirror.org
http://www.rearviewmirror.org
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