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Andrew C Aitchison

Message 35484 · 7 Jun 2003 13:38:38 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Sat, 7 Jun 2003, William Whyte wrote:

> Martin Sheffield raises the very valid point which no doubt the RSCDS
> Management Board considered at the time, which is whether it is worthwhile
> to invest the effort in 'protecting' the members section. As he says the
> info therein contained is not of any great interest to the non-dancing
> public and thus why bother. On the other hand I believe (marginally) it is a
> good idea to start off protecting the RSCDS data when we are not sure what
> breadth and scope of data we will eventually provide. In the end we might
> decide to do away with passwords but that is easier than starting off with
> none and later changing one's mind!
>
> There is another way of course, which is of some merit.
> Instead of a password why not ask a general knowledge SCD question to any
> internaut who wants access, such as ...

Surely the members section is protected, not from the "non-dancing
public", but from those who do dance but aren't members.
When someone asks "What do I gain by joining the RCSDS ?"
we can add that to the list of benefits.

Andrew C Aitchison

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