[LINK] Fyi: RSACi/ICRA developments
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 17:20:00 +1100
At 7:08 PM +1100 15/3/01, David Goldstein wrote:
>I would suggest that rating and labelling your sites is only
>impractical Danny because you don't want to. It would be easy to do
>so, you just don't want to. Simple.
If we all want this thread to continue I'll consider setting up a
temporary list to do it on tony-barry.emu.id.au is somebody is
prepared to summarise to the list.
My contribution to the debate is that I see the web as a large
number of small sites run by one person or a small group (mostly on
ICH provided space) and a small number of large commercial sites. I
can see that any site wishing to provide information to children,
particularly in the USA, will have an incentive to rate their site
and that commercial sites which have material which would be deemed
unsuitable for children will also have an incentive. The vast bulk of
the sites, like mine which exists to follow my interests and hobbies,
will not. Where is the incentive? I don't care if some people block
my site because it's unrated. It's their problem if they do, not
mine. On the other hand if I did want to write things for children I
might reconsider. But then it would be my grandchildren I would want
to write for and their paraents aren't going to block grandpa anyway.
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