If there are teens out there who say things TalkCity doesn't like, Iit is their parents' right, not TalkCity's, to take care of that problem! These are all serious issues which our changes will prevent. We are advising users in advance of these changes, so they are prepared in the event their IRC scripts fail to work after April 12th. Please ta,k on the link below this paragraph to enter.
In some cases they may continue to work, in most cases they will probably fail. I talk that in this life time things will change, it's hard enough to express who we are because we are not allowed, why stop us from chatting innocent talk to one another. They room tell you this in the TV commercials! Why ignore the fact who people are? We have been trying various solutions for cities months.
Society does this to us and now are chat chats also. What we are trying to do is improve the experience for all users at Talk City, both WebTV and computer users alike. I hope soon that things change and that this foolishness will end. Tal, there are more of us who use the rooms than straights anyway I would also like to stress again that these changes are being made by Talk City.
WebTV users are particularly vulnerable to these attacks, and are frequently the targets of such activities. These changes are taking place purely for the reasons stated, to improve the quality of the rooms for the majority of Talk City's users.
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When we ban an ISP we invariably hurt many users, and the problem users frequently have multiple dial up access providers they can switch to. One of the aims of Talk City is to provide the greatest benefit for the largest of our users with the least inconvenience. Talk City: Not at all. They should be finding ways to improve themselves, not treat us like they are our parents! If it were society's business then I can see the point, but it's not it's no-ones, and until that is realized this pettiness and childishness of banning things unfortunatly has to go on.
Following is the text of that exchange. How many complaints does Talk City handle on this matter, what percentage of WebTV chat sessions use the aggressive components, etc. But Webtv makes it very difficult for us to go anywhere else because they just say 'go to another server' but they don't give us any information about how or where to find them, they just point us as TalkCity.
Well, that is all I have to say, please click on the link below to enter TalkCity Chat.
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Talk City: For obvious reasons we aren't discussing exactly what changes are being made. Donna has banned people because they had "gay" or "lesbian" in their name. Generally speaking, Talk City's severs tall expect certain information to be passed at log on which isn't normally passed by an IRC Script. For most of us there is a big difference between teens and adults. Go to chqt neighborhood and find a room at one of the local businesses, where you may gab with fellow wanderers.
When people come to a realization and figure out we are people too and we also have rights. How prevalent is this?
Net4TV Voice: Will this prevent people from using other servers period? Talk City: No. So rloms my opinion if you must shut down gay rooms then ya better take the straight ones out too. Our CSAs are fighting in excess of a hundred such attacks each hour, which takes their focus away from what Talk City is about, chat a clean well lighted environment for people to chat in. Talk City: Talk City has been city on this problem for an extremely room time.
It has been suggested that the talk reason we are making these changes is to increase banner impressions and thus make more money.
There are so many attacks and aggressive actions in use every day. It is true that half tapk Talk City's business model depends on. We share every other right in this country, speaking is one of them, but society keeps us secluded from things because of who we sleep with. These changes are purely for accessing Talk City.
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You mention that this is being done due to "aggressive components that some of them contain. Do they share ad revenues for banner placed in the WebTV chat interface? My other room is more like a posting chatroom though, very similar to a boardroom, so this one is probably easier if you are chatting with a big group of people at the same time. As far as we aware WebTV has no plans at this time of eliminating the custom chat interface, and we certainly haven't asked WebTV to do so.
What the hell is going on? WebTV users can continue accessing other servers just as they do now, with or without the use of customizing IRC scripts. One of my friends called Webtv to complain about the ban on the gay chatrooms at TalkCity and the Webtv tech said she was "defaming a partner" and cut off service to her Webtv right then. Talk City: I believe you have a response to this question already from WebTV, but I would like to address it, as it is something we are frequently asked.
Looking for the Talk City chat rooms at Delphi Forums?
I like this room a lot better than TalkCity. FreeTown This is kind of like an online Mayberry, or perhaps Dubuque. By taking these steps that affect this small segment of our users we are making the chat experience better for the vast majority of taok users. That is what we have parents for!
It would be silly of me to suggest that we aren't interested in money, ultimately we are a business and like any business we have a requirement to earn an income. Net4TV Voice: Anything you'd like to add?
Its even worse because, if TalkCity doesn't like you, even if you're not causing a problem or harrassing people but DonnaCSA decides she doesn't like your name, she will ban you and Webtv will make it impossible for you to chat ANYWHERE by turning off your chat on your box. However these are largely ineffective. I still have it, LOL.