__/ [ canadafred ] on Thursday 23 March 2006 03:06 \__
> <MsOsWin@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:Xns978E7509C2BFA3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> http://groups google com/groups/img/yellow_star_off_little.gif
>> "Rating: (1 user)"
>> i guess this is one more tweak google is trying, to motivate ng users to
> Would it possible for you to expand on your idea. I am trying to understand
> what it is you are getting at. I believe your post to be important and want
> to understand what it is you are thinking.
Probably stating the obvious, Google Groups are profiling users. It is
already possible to see an individual's profile, which is easily-tractable.
I have already had some 'Google Groupers'  learn about me more than I
desired, by looking at some profile Google had bound to metname.
The profile contains an almost-real-time posting history and I agree that the
idea of uncalled for 'author reviews' is somewhat vexing (=~annotation of
public data). Is it not enough that they infiltrate UseNet and very lately
began to display Google Groups results among _standard search_? They are
actually competing with me over content of my _own_ posts. Moreover, anyone
who posted with a real name to UseNet over the past few decades will sooner
or later be 'Googable' (without needing to do a UseNet search). HR
departments will get that evil grin back.
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