Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: New Third Voice version out

Author:Fredrik Lundh
Posted:9/16/1999; 12:40:27 AM
Topic:New Third Voice version out
Msg #:11118 (In response to 11109)
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If you run such a filter on scripting news, it could make Dave's site look like it's essentially written as a racial slur.

maybe, but when he finds himself in court, the author of such a filter can easily prove that he didn't actually target Dave's site. in contrast, TV's modifications are site specific.

on the other hand, TV's terms of service says:

"User agrees not to transmit through the Service any material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable. User further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation."

pretty much covers everything, doesn't it?

I mean, is there *any* utility to it? Is the signal/noise ratio high enough to provide any useful content?

I spent a little time looking at some of the sites listed in their "top sites" listing, and the answer to your question appears to be "hardly". as you probably expected :-)

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