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Messages - Sevastáin Pinátsch

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The Webspace / Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:25:05 PM »
Do you want to be able to set your personal title?

The current system is the way it used to be on ProBoards as well.
But seeing as we run the software, does that need to remain the case? If we're trusted enough to be in the Senats or the Cosa, it seems like letting us edit our own title isn't a huge risk.

The Webspace / Re: Wittmeister's Feature List
« on: March 17, 2020, 04:46:52 AM »
The appearance of forum roles and personal titles (the two thingies under your username) have been tweaked.
Unless you're a mod or greater, personal titles isn't something you can set.

54RS01: Për
54RS02: Aus
54RS03: Për

Atatürk / Re: Senator's Office - 54th Ziu
« on: February 26, 2020, 10:44:00 PM »

Just a reminder that in each month where a Clark is published, I invite you to share your thoughts on any of the bills publicly in this forum or, optionally, in confidence by PM -- before the 15th of the month if possible.

Your servant,
~ SP

Atatürk / Re: Currently drinking...
« on: February 26, 2020, 10:38:28 PM »
Water. Iced Tea. Root Beer. Coffee. Everything tastes like Vindication today.

The Hopper / Re: The Fair Warning Act
« on: February 03, 2020, 04:03:21 PM »
Enough of the tantrum.  Get a grip, chief.

The Hopper / Re: The Fair Warning Act
« on: February 03, 2020, 09:45:49 AM »
Because we can't evaluate someone's suitability as a Talossan without knowing which province they'd be assigned to?

Atatürk / Re: House Of Commons, 54th Ziu
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:59:00 AM »
I probably would have highlighted the text copied from the old Witt and then pressed the Quote button on the toolbar.

I'll copy and paste that line below, highlight it and press Quote to demonstrate:
Quote from: Seb
I probably would have highlighted the text copied from the old Witt and then pressed the Quote button on the toolbar.

My name appears because you can modify the Quote tag to include it, like so:
Code: [Select]
I might also suggest some spacing and/or horizontal rules between individual messages. One block there makes it looks like I might be the Party Leader of the Peculiar Nationalist Party (PNP).  ;D

Or, you could use the format button to highlight each copied message individually. Lots of boxes, but then the messages are all contained separately.

The Hopper / Re: The Fair Warning Act
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:24:13 AM »
Anyway, the Bill as rewritten looks ok to me.

The Hopper / Re: The Fair Warning Act
« on: January 08, 2020, 11:39:11 AM »
OK, I made more progress on my Hearing questions than I anticipated, so I've edited the initial post to create a re-ordered and stripped down version of the bill.


The Hopper / Re: The Fair Warning Act
« on: January 08, 2020, 08:45:34 AM »
Residual disclosure is only an issue to fellow Talossans in this context, not to your macronational colleagues and neighbours.
I guess I'm not a peculiarist in that I expect Immigration data to be handled as would be done in a real country, which is why I apply the "reasonable person" test. As you point out, it's not possible for an applicant to see what types of information are posted on Witt prior to applying.

I want to work with you here.  Not against you.   But, for it to work, you will need to soften your stance and move towards the middle ground.
Great. I'm open to that. I'll revise it and let you know. This week is a little busy with the Committee Hearing.

The Hopper / Re: The Fair Warning Act
« on: January 07, 2020, 05:32:34 PM »
Our current contact form is still a bait and switch. Talossa already has all an applicant's personal information by the time they are presented with the follow-up notice that it will be posted on Witt, in which case they might not have wanted us to have it in the first place. No fair warning.

Age is relevant, yes, if the applicant is a minor. Does the public need to know if the person is 19 or 64? No.

Regarding the other data points, sure, individually they appear harmless. However, in combination they aren't. Knowing the person's real name, city and state/province, age, and occupation makes it pretty trivial to track them down. This is called residual disclosure. 

The Hopper / The Fair Warning Act
« on: January 06, 2020, 02:31:13 PM »
WHEREAS our immigration information disclosure practices fail the 'reasonable person' test in that a reasonable person would not assume that information provided to Talossan Immigration in confidence would be posted in plain sight of Talossan citizens on Wittenberg, and
WHEREAS this practice only becomes known to prospective immigrants after they have provided their personal information by way of a contact form, and
WHEREAS some prospective immigrants would redact some elements from their application or possibly even decline to apply for citizenship in the first place if they were aware that their information will be posted on Wittenberg

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED by the King, Cosâ and Senäts of Talossa in Ziu assembled that El Lexhátx E.11 shall be amended by addition of the following section:

11.5 At the time of the initial Immigration application, prior to submission of the form, the prospective shall be notified in writing that as part of the approval process their application will be posted on a forum where it can be viewed by existing citizens, excluding such personal contact information as their physical place(s) of residence, their email address(es), their phone number(s), and other details which are by law or which ought to be explicitly confidential.

Uréu q'estadra så
Sevastáin Pinátsch

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