MOO-cows Mailing List Archive


TALK: wiz monitoring

>   I'd like to address the issue of wizards using their power to monitor 
> people through the use of #0:do_command and other such devices.  Is this 
> morally wrong?  I'd like to hear what people think about the use of 
> things like this that are in use at places such as CaxyMOO and HT (last 
> time I checked).

This can be a problem of balancing conflicting priorities.

as a University sponsored MOO, I have to abide by Uni policies
about harassment and such, and do my best to create an environment
free of it.

I do this by trying to provide my players with defences like being
able to eject harassers from the player's own areas, gagging tools
etc, and the information on how to use them.

I also run ident protocol so I can identify persistent offenders
(especially guests) and @witness code so people can log
whatthey consider offensive, and I can make decisions based on 
those logs.

I can also see a place for logging for research purposes, and for
security purposes.

I do however think that wizzes have an obligation to warn people that
such monitoring may be taking place.



Home | Subject Index | Thread Index