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Former Classmate Convicted of having Child Porn on his computer...

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Created on: 06/07/13 12:59 PM Views: 1588 Replies: 15
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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Dear CC Admins,

I need help with a situation. A year ago, one of our former classmates was charged with having child porn on his computer. Instead of being thrown in jail he was confined to a type of house arrest because of health problems. Law enforcement took away his computer use for a year. Well, he is now back on our site.

Can you explain the verification choices below?

Thanks.

Mike

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Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:01 PM - Response #1

Please click on Member Verification.jpeg link for reference as to my question. What happens if I choose the third button?

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Friday, June 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM - Response #2

1) Member can do everything.

2) Member can't really participate or do much of anything, but they have an account and are on the class list.

3) Name stays on class list, but it's as if the member has never joined. I.E. member has no account on your web site. It's the same as entering a classmate's name but classmate never joins site.


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Friday, June 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM - Response #3

It reads as if you have learned the details since TAP's Live Chat, Michael. Now to make a decision. Hope you come back this coming Wednesday to update us.

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Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM - Response #4

I don't know that I'll make TAP Gwen, having major surgery Monday. But I do want to know how this one turns out. This kind of thing could happen to ANY one of us!

Denise

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Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11:36 PM - Response #5

Just wondering. Are the chat logs posted anywhere on TAP? (Valuable informational solutions and updates!)I was particularly interested in the discussion concerning successful ideas and methods to increase site membership and traffic that had been previously discussed.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:03 AM - Response #6

Brad,

Thanks for your quick answer.

I think I will change his full verification status to ... #2) Member can't really participate or do much of anything, but they have an account and are on the class list.

The people that know about his situation are creeped out. If the entire membership of the site knew, I'm sure they would agree to limit his access to the class website.

-M

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Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM - Response #7

Hi Brad,

FYI... I selected option #2 (in the member profile verification area) and it removed his his name from our Class list and Missing Classmates list. It has also put him in the 'Awaiting Confirmation' status on the home page. I'm going to leave it at that and see what happens. I think most of our class would agree that they don't want him on our class website. If he wants me to take a survey on the issue, I will.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM - Response #8

Option #2 temporarily removes the classmate from the "Classmate Profiles" list. The reason for this is because the classmate has entered their profile information and it is awaiting approval. Instead of showing up on the Classmate Profiles list as recently updated profile and when a classmate clicks on that profile they get the message "Waiting verification from the website administrator", they are removed from the list so that nobody can click on their name until after they are verified. After the classmate is verified, they show up on the Classmate Profiles page and in the PROFILE UPDATES module and if NOTIFY ME is set up for that classmate, anyone subscribed to the classmate will get an e-mail saying they have joined the website or their profile is updated.


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Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM - Response #9

Thanks for the clarification Kyle. I appreciate the detailed response to my question. I have give the person in question a #2 option of verification.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM - Response #10

Hi Everyone,

This is a follow-up to my initial post at the top. The alum in question sent me an email today. Here is the email below.

"I have noticed my name has been removed from the list of graduates of the class. This upsets me as no one can take away the fact that I did in fact graduate this class. No member of this committee has the right to remove my name and act as judge jury and executioner. Absent of facts and special circumstances no one of you is aware of the true facts of what happened and I am not inclined to discuss it beyond saying that I agreed to a plea on the advice of counsel. If I am not restored to the list I will consider legal action against all members of the committee seperately and together for intentional infliction of emotional distress among others".

I have just now re-verified him to our class website. Couple of reasons for doing this... after some checking around he does now legitimately have access to his computer after being banned for 1 year. Hence the reason for un-verification so I could check that he was in compliance with the law. The second reason for re-verification is because I hate drama and don't want to engage him. I guess all we can do now as a committee is keep an eye on him now and in the future.

Thanks for your thoughts and help in this matter.

-Mike

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:20 AM - Response #11

Hi folks...I am another admin on our class site along with Mike and I have a quick question in regards to this person. Is there anyway that individual classmates can block this person from seeing their profile on this site?

Thanks

Cathy

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM - Response #12

One final question I have on this subject and I'll leave it at that.

Is there any verbiage in the Class Creator lexicon regarding our legal right to limit access? I just want to put it out there and see if any Class Creator people or site Admins know about this? Are we the only class to have come across this situation?

Thanks

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM - Response #13

There is currently no way to block registered classmates from viewing Profiles, but this is something we'll be looking at shortly after the launch of our Facebook app.

Regarding the issue, while I'm not an Attorney and this is not legal advice, I suspect there would be no claim here. Your web site is owned and paid for by you. I'm not aware of any law that would force allowing somebody to join that you do not wish to join. Not suggesting you should or shouldn't allow this person to participate, as that's entirely up to you -- I'm just not aware of any legal reason why an Admin doesn't have the right to block anyone from participating for any reason.

Given his email and the circumstances, I think you've handled it well.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM - Response #14

As Michael brought this subject to TAP's chat prior to posting, it is one I have been following.

You had a challenge in this one, for sure, Michael. I agree, short of having legal advice, you did what you felt was best for the site and its members each step of the way.

Thanks for sharing.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM - Response #15

< CLICKING ON "LIKE" BUTTON > Hear hear!!!
Brad Switzer wrote:

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Your web site is owned and paid for by you. I'm not aware of any law that would force allowing somebody to join that you do not wish to join. Not suggesting you should or shouldn't allow this person to participate, as that's entirely up to you -- I'm just not aware of any legal reason why an Admin doesn't have the right to block anyone from participating for any reason.

Given his email and the circumstances, I think you've handled it well.

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