[LINK] Fyi: RSACi/ICRA developments
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 17:43:24 +1100
David Goldstein wrote:
> Can you please tell me where I try and convince people they should
> label/rate their sites with ICRA?
Here's fine (if not done in excess, obviously). Just don't complain
when I use the same forum to try to convince people that they
_shouldn't_ rate their sites with ICRA.
> And the language and what you call "debate" on Link is not debate. If
> people have a different opinion, and it is not just me, you attempt
> to scream and scream as loud as you can and hope they never reappear.
> This happens repeatedly. There is no plurality of views here as it
> must be the EFA-type line on these issues, or you are just wrong.
> This aint debate even if you think it is.
Well, you are in a minority, but that doesn't rule out debate --
unless you keep screaming "persecution", which isn't very productive.
The nice thing about mailing lists is that it's not actually possible
to shout someone down...
> Well, both ICRA and RSACi were designed to cope with sites with large
> numbers of pages. I would suggest you can't be bothered to examine
> the system properly.
I've examined the system, and my evaluation is that is completely
impractical for me to label my sites. But if it's that easy, how about
I send you a list of 100 000 URLs and you send me labels for each one?
How many hours do you think it should take me to label that many pages?
> So I will continue to post information here about issues I find
> relevant. And if there is a constructive debate about the issues I
> post about, well and good. But if it wasn't for me, the debate would
> be terribly one-sided.
Sure, and it's good to have you posting. I've never told you to go
away or shut up, and would miss you if you did.