Two things

I got a message today on a subject that I'm sure many of you are concerned about as well, so I wanted to share my response here. It was about how now, under the new system, in theory anyone could buy access to IAM, thereby allowing any old riff-raff onto IAM, who could then cause problems. My response:

I totally hear what you're saying on this, but the fact is that people who want to force their way in will and do.... What this means is that if a person comes in and causes problems, we know EXACTLY who they are (from their credit card validation)... I actually think this may reduce those sorts of problems.

If a person joins IAM, they are still bound by all the standard TOS rules (including a requirement to have body modifications or involvement in related activities). Having joined by credit card will mean that if they commit serious wrongs here, we know the real person who has to answer for them. If someone abuses the site, they will be dealt with. If it turns out paid members are destroying the site (which I don't think will happen), then I will remove that as an option.

Anyway, I've been noticing something odd on the server… If anyone has a good idea as to what it is (I think it's just file buffers emptying themselves to the disc), drop me an email. I'm not running out of RAM or anything like that:

More importantly, I'm shutting my computer off for the night. I'm quite physically sick, totally stressed out over all this crap that's going on right now, and I really don't want to spend tonight online because I know it's just going to mean more messages that I don't want to read. If I didn't care about this community so much I'd just go live in the forest (OK, I admit I'm doing that anyway). So, I apologize to those of you who might need to email one of my bots, but it will have to wait until morning.

Nighty-night all.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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