Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 10:13:21 -0400 To: Michael Dillon <email@example.com> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kee Hinckley) Subject: RE: Intelligent Rating Systems Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, >I don't think you can trust a WWW server's rating at all. There are >people who will quickly abuse such a system so it is best not even In what sense don't you think you can trust it? In particular, something that hasn't been pointed out by the mainstream press is that the amount of R/X rated material on Web Sites is actually pretty low (at least, I haven't found much :-). It's the same reason there aren't a lot of free-access ftp sites for X rated information - they get swamped with requests. I'm not too worried about some kid setting up an X rated web site with a false rating - the access will be so poor that it will be nearly inaccessable. The only way to deal with that is to start charging, at which point the system now has as good a filter as any phone sex system. Kee Hinckley Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects=81 617/721-6100 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.utopia.com/ I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate everyone else's.