strangely the access is back on. I think he turns it off when he goes to bed/goes to light the crosses in his white mask, in case any nasty foreigners sign up in the night. My last 3 have been snaffled. Hugh Muir has an interesting bit about ID theft in his grauniad diary today.
Also a former supporter on the Derby site posted an interesting link about IP addresses and Data Protection.
http://derbygripe.proboards22.com/index ... 898&page=2
An IP address in isolation is not personal data under the Data Protection Act, according to the Information Commissioner. But an IP address can become personal data when combined with other information or when used to build a profile of an individual, even if that individual's name is unknown.
" ... if you wish to use IP addresses to identify or build a profile on each of your visitors as an individual, even if they are never identified by name, you should assume that the Data Protection Act applies ...... a court will be influenced by the Information Commissioner's guidance on this point .... therefore you should make visitors aware of your intentions to use IP addresses and, where possible, gain consent before processing an IP address for these purposes, for example, via a data protection notice."
My feeling is that either:
1. He is frightened of letting any other members in , in case they are not toeing the line, or
2. He is tracking by IP AND location so if there are locations in the States (i'd assume the ones I use are this) he just changes them
When I have time I'll break through. Plenty of time.
And if you are reading this Aldie, thank you for making us laugh.
Not sure if anyone saw the posts by a few with itchy feet on something positive.
Re: something positive
« Reply #6 on Nov 5, 2007, 12:58pm »
And I suppose we should set up our own police force; a NAVIGOR police force, one WITHOUT the corruption, the incompetence and one that can ENFORCE the law!
Or just kick some donkey - that's what I want to see;
I want to see the scum experience some consequence for their behaviour.
I, too, like the idea of a passworded, non-public section where 'vetted' members can meet and discuss real solutions.
It is worth having somewhere non-public, where the members can discuss ideas constructively without some nutter coming on and anonymously slating us.
Interesting! Wonder where they got the idea of a private bit
As regards his password I think it may involve judge dredd