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Subject: Re: UKNM: old chestnuts: upfront registration
From: Duncan Clubb
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 17:34:16 +0100

Cait

It is NOT possible to *register* users at a site without their knowledge. The
absolute most that can be done is tracking with cookies, but cookies cannot
extract information that they did not place there themselves. Thus, unless
you specifically ask a user for personal details, the most you can ever tell
about them is the ip address and host name of their machine, and even then,
you are most likely to pick up the proxy server/firewall/ISP that they go
through.

aye
duncan

Cait Hurley wrote:

> The fact of the matter is that most people *are* registered on sites they
> visit regularly, whether they know it or not.

>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Tim
> > Ireland
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 3:28 PM
> > To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
> > Subject: Re: UKNM: old chestnuts: upfront registration
> >
> >
> > I'd like to barrel in on this topic by saying that I do not
> > trust 'stats' in
> > the first place (see: lies, damn lies and statistics).
> >
> > That said, the great majority of Internet users are after
> > anything they can
> > get for free - they also like to feel anonymous whenever possible.
> >
> > It is highly unlikely they will register for a 'site unseen'
> > (unless they
> > had already read literature on it or it had been highly recommended by
> > someone they knew).
> >
> > I know this may not be of much help if the party who 'needs
> > convincing'
> > wants to see something on paper, but if they are blind to
> > basic human nature
> > then perhaps they are beyond help.
> >
> >
> >
> > Tim Ireland
> > Senior Copywriter
> > DESIGNERCITY LIMITED
> > Email: timatdesignercity [dot] com
> > URL: http://www.designercity.com

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