No archival from here

ColonelZen

July 17, 2006

Their User agreement says.

In addition to the above, in connection with your use of the Site, you agree not to:

* Restrict or inhibit any other visitor from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Site;
* Use the Site for any unlawful purpose;
* Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;
* Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site;
* "Frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site without our prior written authorization;
* Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to download, retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents;
* Harvest or collect information about visitors to the Site without their express consent.

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Otherwise I like the board except it seems to be groaning under load

-- TWZ
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4:12:09 PM


Request TOS reconsideration for archives.

ColonelZen

July 17, 2006

(sent via "Submit a Question")

Request TOS reconsideration for archives.

Many of us on the SCOX board are refugees from Yahoo's discussion board. Yahoo's terms of service could be construed as allowing non-commercial archives of the message boards.

Given the controverisl nature of SCOX's actions it was part of the value of the Yahoo board that it was archived. Mike Green's badpenguins.org, my own www.zensden.net and most importantly yah.warmcat.com gave great comfort and certainty that what was said could be researched and recovered. And Andy Green (no relation to Mike) yahoeuvre had some spectacular search and statistical tools built into it and was used on several occasions to aid in research that the board considered very significant.

Therefore I ask that you reconsider your User Agreement to allow non-commercial archival and research tools for the posts on the SCOX message board in particular. We are aware of the bandwidth and server load sensitivity issues (all of us who built these archival tools are working pro's) and will be at pains not to overtax your facilities.

I am posting a copy of this on the SCOX board to let the others know of this request. Thank you for your attention.

Terrence W. Zellers (ColonelZen)

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7:51:05 PM


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