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GUEST,Neil Lowe BS: Make Gargoyle a full-blown member (123* d) RE: BS: Make Gargoyle a full-blown member 13 Mar 00

I don't see where a privacy issue was violated. Where does the Internet "white pages" information on phone numbers and addresses come from originally? Doesn't that person have to volunteer it him/herself? Once you hit the "Submit" button, aren't you willingly relinquishing certain aspects of your privacy and acknowledging there may be risks associated with that relinquishment? Everyone has to reluctantly acquiesce to a certain amount of risk when they use their credit card to buy something over the Internet in exchange for the convienence of shopping from their den. The Internet is a public place. Would I be guilty of a gross violation of privacy if I showed someone how to use a phone book?

What people are objecting to is the idea that those who may have a motive for retribution against the barrage of unprovoked attacks now have a means of doing so privately, provided the information is correct (this is the Internet, after all). Personally, I believe those whose character has been unfairly maligned would never stoop to the level preferred and relished by the individual in question, so there's nothing to worry about.

Facilitator has done just that...made it easy for the cryptic G-man wannabes who worship at the stone temple of sardonic animosity for meaning in their sympathetic lives to do so. They now have a way of sending their "personal messages of encouragement." But, then again, that was not the sole purpose of this BS: demand. Some people thrive on confrontation.



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