Re: Re: Re: How EXACTLY does the comment by " JustShutUpAndObey" get the "First Word" linkage above when that person has no visible profile?
"I don't think the person making the comment has to be the person marking it as a highlight. IIRC, someone else can mark any random AC's comment as first or last as well."
That's right. I subscribe, and I get first/last word credits. And I use a couple of them a month on average. I've never used them on any of my own comments, and I think about half of the time I've used them on comments made by anonymous cowards.
Personally, I think that none of that is the objectionable part. The objectionable part is the proposal to make using a privacy proxy against the rules.
It's hard to understand what the legitimate reason for that proposal is. The reason for the inclusion of contact information is to allow people to contact the domain owner. Using a privacy proxy does not prevent that.
Yeah, I love how they just say "commercial websites" as if that's some kind of definitive thing that is easy to determine. I suppose that in the eyes of the MPAA/RIAA, it is: they have long asserted that even a single ad makes the site "commercial".
Which is one of the many reasons why they have zero credibility.
"If not this proposal then something else to free up parked domains."
How would this proposal address parked domains? If people are sitting on domains so they can sell them, then they're already telling people how to get in touch with them (how else could people make a bid?)
Also, not all parked domains go unused. I had a domain for years that was "parked" in the sense that it didn't lead to a website because it was solely for email purposes.
If this passes, I suspect that we'll see gray market proxy services pop up. In the end, the real difference will simply be that you won't get this privacy protection from your registrar, but you'll still be able to get it from someone else.