Originally Posted by Velvet Bikcin
I was perusing the Redzone forum while I enjoyed a delightful caramel latte, and I happened upon a posting in which the poster was denouncing the poor education of Linden Lab users. Now, the hilarity ensues when you start counting the spelling errors. In fact at one point he uses the "ineducated" when talking about Second Life residents. Certainly, one or two typos can be permitted but this post was rife with them.
In wanting to point this out, I had to register, which I don't usually have a problem doing, however, I decided to read the privacy statement.
"You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “iSellSL.ath.cx/MadSci” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that “iSellSL.ath.cx/MadSci” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “iSellSL.ath.cx/MadSci” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised."
The first part I'm cool with. It's a company board, and if they want to take down posts that are critical of their company, that's their call. It was when we get to the latter part that I realized there was no way in Heston's name I was going to post to that board.
Heh Heston's name. I might steal that.
That statement, especially the latter half, scares the living hell out of me. It's like "Yup. You consent to giving your information to a database, but don't come crying to us if someone hacks it and comes to kill your family and rob you of all that is awesome!"
Why do people buy things from asshats who write things like this?! I will never understand the compulsion to give L$ or information to someone who claims no responsibility if his own security is breached.