[SpamCop-List] Re: dispute listing of ip 18.104.22.168
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Dec 30 21:00:42 EST 2004
>>>Whereas there is some rationale to doubly entering a password which has
>>>the characters replaced by * - it is unheard of to be entering a
>>>/visible/ piece of information like an address twice. What are they
>>>thinking about? Answer: probably that's the only 'confirmation' there
>>Actually, there is a reason to have users enter their email address
>>twice, visibly. You would not believe the number of mistyped email
>>addresses we get, from teachers no less. We ended up making the
>>user enter the email address twice, and checking to make sure the two
>>match. It's a simple way to catch key bounce, lysdexia :0 and missing
>>shift on the '@'. If they don't match, at least one of them is wrong,
>>and maybe both of them. Silly, but there it is.
> Agree totally -- we do the same. Usually, at least one entry is correct,
> but not always. Sometimes, they get it wrong twice.
Yeah, but which one is the correct one? They have to do it until they
get it right. (teachers can relate to that :-) "Right" ==> both match
"Confucius say: 'Man who go to sea with one watch always know what
time it is. Man who go to sea with two watches never sure.'"
Insert reference to NASA redundant systems with 5 controllers voting...
Don Wannit <edb2000 -at- spamcop.net>
A paid SpamCop user since 1999
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