Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Software to track Merit Badge Counselors
Re: Software to track Merit Badge Counselors
Steven G. Tyler
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 08:19:44 -0500
Sam McNamee wrote:
> We obviously have different levels of tolerance for exposure. I don't know
> that it is productive to the list to try to "convince" each other, so we'll
> just have to agree to disagree.
Well, I can agree with that! ;-)
Seriously, I do think the *discussion* of this topic is important, even
if neither of the proponents "convinces" the other. There are many who
would defer posting *any* personal information unless it can be proven
to be completely without risk. OTOH, there are some who would post
information *unless* there is proof of a significant risk.
FWIW, I have elected *not* to post MB counselor data at this point, but
if I decide to do so, I will first snail-mail post a letter to each,
telling them what I propose to do, and giving them the option to object.
If any MB counselor objects, I will replace his/her name and info with a
placeholder that lets the viewer know there are other counselors not
listed on-line. If they do *not* object, I will assume their consent to
the listing unless and until otherwise notified. IMHO, this will balance
the privacy interests of the MB counselors with the desire to provide a
useable on-line resource.
YIS, Steve on Cattail Creek <Steven G. Tyler>, Severna Park, MD, USA
"The Computer Counselor," Technology Consulting for the Law Office
Advancement Chair and de facto Webmaster, Troop 339,
Baltimore Area Council, BSA (http://members.aol.com/troop339/)