Why Password Protection ?

The following e-mail explains some of the details regarding the need for password protection.

Date: Wed, 16 Nov 1994 15:48:11 +0000 (GMT)
Sender: Peter Hastings <P.Hastings@roe.ac.uk>
Reply-To: Peter Hastings <P.Hastings@roe.ac.uk>;
Subject: Posting Directions on the WWW
To: Ian Thompson <i.m.thompson@ncl.ac.uk>

The NUSCDS Web page exists as a bulletin board for:

  1. NUSCDS members.
  2. 'Scottish University' SCD groups. (Those on the SUSCDF circuit).
  3. Anyone wandering around the Web that's interested.
I am in the happy position of being able to produce crib sheets for dances with considerable ease. For my own use I produce a crib sheet for every dance I attend. In the past I have, not regularly, sent hardcopy or disks or both to group secretaries (as in 2. above). They can then use these as they see fit - bin them, use them for teaching class before a dance, use them as a basis for their own cribs, use them literatim. It seems to me to be a logical extension to put them where anyone in groups 1&2 can get them.

I feel unable to release them to group 3 for a number of reasons:-

The guidelines suggested on the Strathspey list were, I have considered all this in the light of the parlous state of student finances. I want my cribs to be available to anyone on the SUSCDF circuit; whilst I am happy to distribute hardcopy and disks to university group members and to let them have Web access, I do not want the cribs available generally.

Ian Thompson has sent out a general message to the scottish-dance@ncl.ac.uk e-mail list giving the ID/password for access to these files on the Web. This allows anyone on the circuit free access to these cribs. That way I feel I can fall within the accepted guidelines, but still give my friends on the SUSCDF circuit all the help I can.

Sorry to ramble on, but I think this explains why Ian, at my request, has put this information in a secure area.

I would welcome any comments on this from all of you out there on the scottish-dance list.



P.S. A fuller discussion of the pros and cons is available from the Strathspey dancing e-mail list. Follow the thread Posting Dance Directions

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