Enact your Privacy Statement ASAP!!!!
Posted Nov 20, 2003 21:13 UTC (Thu) by southey
Parent article: On comment abuse
Everything is rather moot if the Privacy Statement is actually used :-)
The Privacy statement states that subscribers can "post comments on the site"! Therefore, by exclusion (but not explicity stated), non-subscribers are not allowed to post comments! So the part about who can comment is thus moot. Thus,currently you are (in my opinion) violating the LWN Privacy statement by allowing non-subscribers to post comments.
The Privacy statement also states that "we have no control over information you post in comments". So the part about what the comment is about is also moot.
Until the LWN Privacy Statement changes, only subscribers can comment (you can say it is one of the benefits) and they can comment on anything they like. (Further, at least the first part must be said before someone signs up for an account.)
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