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On Monday 14 April 2003 07:09 am, vaksje wrote:
> >I think you should somehow make sure that people log in with a valid
> >Conlang-at-Brown
> >subscriber email adress, lest we get a lot of non-listmembers creating
> >accounts for
> >themselves.
>
> Unfortunately I doubt the possibility of CONLANG-L e-mail verification
> (unless there happens to be a place listing all list members). Perhaps
> there's the need for a certain password or key-phrase? Perhaps even
> required conlang trivia at sign up? Or of course... the required conlang
> field! Still non-listmembers would be able to sign up, but non-conlangers
> would be totally lost! ;)
        I'm not opposed to non-listmembers signing up. After all, there are a lot of
conlangers who have simply worn their delete key to a bare stub of plastic
and given up on the list itself, but not the vice. Right now, I'm thinking
that obscurity may be good enough security (I know, I know, it doesn't work
for MS, why should it work for us?) in that all advertisement of the site
will be done on the list.
        If we do start having a problem with false postings, then I will start adding
passwords for signing up (i.e., in order to add your information, you need to
first email me to get past an initial password page). But hopefully it won't
come to that.
        :Peter
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