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Poll :Internet
« on: October 09, 2005, 09:11:07 PM »
Poll Expries 10-24-25
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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005, 09:28:21 PM »
Voted "Don't know" because I am not sure what 'regulated' means.  I think it is regulated now, to some extent by some basic procedural rules and policies.
If regulated means like the Forestry Forum is regulated, I would say 'no'.  The whole internet might then be regulated in a way we don't fit, and would be regulated out (for example, if we type the word 'prayer' and the regulators have decided that it will be removed for pc reasons. Or we suggest cutting a tree down, and the huggers in control of regulation have decided we can't suggest cutting a tree down). 
I don't know what 'regulated' means, so answer would be 'don't know'.

Are there things on the internet I think should be 'regulated'? -- for sure, 'yes' but don't know how that could work.
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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2005, 09:40:36 PM »
the less the government has to do with anything productive, the better off we all are...

it's only a matter of time before it's taxed as bad as phones are.
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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2005, 09:47:12 PM »
I voted no.

They do not control the mail so why the internet?  There are things that are illegal with both already and they can take a look sees with a court order(or not), but they cannot tell you what you should do and that is the way it should stay.   :P

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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005, 09:48:04 PM »
I am going to say yes, for this reason. Our peice of the internet. The Forestry Forum is regulated to keep it the type of place we need it to be. Other places can be regulated by those that create them. If not for the ability to regulate the Forestry Forum, others would dictate what it is.  Lots of ways to answer this question as Ron does not state "Governmental Regulation"  So who is "They?" In the case of this chunk of the internet, "we" are "they". :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2005, 09:50:14 PM »
I voted no also. The reason the internet has grown so much and is such a great tool is the government hasn't gotten its tentacles in it yet. If it had, it wouldn't be a tenth what it is today, if it even existed at all. Plus, the internet is a global thing, crossing international lines. Who, and how would they regulate that?
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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2005, 09:58:39 PM »
I voted "limited control" in deference to Jeff's reasoning.  I like the way the ForestryForum is regulated, because it makes me feel comfortable here.  I wouldn't be offended by an unregulated setting, but would feel uncomfortable if I knew that others would.  The controls that individual site owners impose are right and just, in my opinion, and I'm thankful that these sites exist.  I wouldn't want to see an attempt at governmental control, or the establishment of the "Internet PC police", however.
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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2005, 10:34:19 PM »
My question is why does regulation automatically mean government to so many?  I refuse to let the government make that my mind set.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2005, 10:54:47 PM »
I voted No.  Two reasons, as Jeff has already said, there are many self-regulating sites and that makes "official" regulation redundant. and Secondly I heard on one our morning newscasts that the United Nations wants to take control over the internet and I can think of few things worse than UN involvement in anything.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2005, 12:52:11 AM »
I voted no, until I read Jeff's comments.  Yes Jeff, I automatically thought government regulation.  I suppose because I'm so against it.  As for as the owners or creators of the individual sites regulating themselves, I am fine with that.  So other than I voted no, well DanG I agree with Dang. ::)

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2005, 06:53:57 AM »
I voted no.  I believe that you have the same control over your computer and where it goes on the internet that you have on your TV.  If it's not for you, change the channel....click the mouse.  I hang out here for a reason.  This is my kind of place, where I learn something new every day, and laugh along with some of the best wit you can find.   :)
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2005, 06:57:05 AM »
Ron, the question needs some clarification.  As it stands it is just too broad.
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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2005, 09:44:52 AM »
I voted limited control, because I think they(FCC?) need to have control over child pornography, but as for everything else like this forum, let it be.

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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2005, 02:17:41 PM »
I voted no.

This site is not the internet, the internet is the path to get to this site. FF is a private entity owned and operated by the Big Guy, to run as he sees fit.  Child pornagraphy is already illegal, doesn't matter if it is bought at the newsstand or over the internet still illegal.

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2005, 04:16:00 PM »
I voted no. I dont have a problem with someone controlling thier own net site but I feel the net is like tv. Dont like whats on then just change the channel. The last thing I want is someone trying to protect me from myself.

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2005, 05:13:52 PM »
There is a need for limited control of the internet.  If the Internet is allowed to run totally free this will just give the governments a reason to totally control it.

There are plenty of things that are already controlled without the internet users knowing.

Most Internet traffic is monitored by the various governments and will be controlled if you give them any opportunities.

Although global the structure is still very much country based.  You may find that even now there are internet sites that you just cannot get to because they are already blocked in your country but can be looked at when in another country.  Just because you are on the internet does not mean that you can connect to everything that is there.  How many times do you try to get a page that appears to not be there.  That link may have been deleted or restricted you will never know.

When networking in IT we regularly segment areas to prevent users from going there.  The user thinks thay have total access.  So easy to do.

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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2005, 05:15:56 PM »
   I haven't voted yet :-[  but my pet peeve is those ***G***D***posters who keep offering me sleaze of one sort or another.  lw
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2005, 10:15:59 PM »
I voted no... but like many others I immediately thought "uncle sam"

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Re: Poll :Internet
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2005, 07:25:39 AM »
Without regulation of some sort, everything becomes O.K.  There are certainly two things I can think of right away that need to be regulated right off of the internet. Hackers and spammers. 
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2005, 03:16:31 PM »
It is already illegal to hack into someone's computer. My son's job is to catch these guys and see that they go to jail for a long time. Same with child porn, this is illegal no matter what form it is in..print or internet. As far as spam, wasn't there some antispam legislature passed awhile back? I view spam as junk mail....just throw it away.

I voted no. Too much regulation is a bad thing. They already are trying to tax all internet sales; this would be a logistical nightmare for retailers who sell online.  >:(
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