[Standards-JIG] Re: MUC (JEP-45) privacy & control

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Apr 18 16:09:27 UTC 2006


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Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> 
>> I understand the disadvantages of semi-anonymous rooms, but I guess what
>> I've never really understood is what (social?) value semi-anonymous
>> rooms offer (above non-anonymous)? After all, they're not even very good
>> at providing anonymity (all servers and moderators know the real JID).
> 
> for me a semi-anonymous room is anonymous because i have no problem if
> the admins and moderators can see my JID. But i dont want that every
> person that joins the chat can see my Jid, view my Vcard and send me a
> subsciption request.
> And i think this is where MUC is very similar to IRC and the most other
> webchats. The moderator and admins have the real Jid and can block or
> ban other users.

I don't see a reason for the JEP to recommend either semi-anonymous or
non-anonymous as a default -- to me, that is a matter of service
provisioning.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.shtml

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