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Another dead? [Oct. 10th, 2000|11:44 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
This is starting to bother me. Another LiveJournal user has died... a friend of a friend this time, no less:

http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?itemid=571036
http://www.chicoer.com/display/inn_news/news2.txt
http://www.chicoer.com/display/inn_news/news3.txt
http://www.livejournal.com/users/adrian/
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[User Picture]From: circlek
2000-10-10 11:54 am (UTC)

Geez

Well, in this case it just like he might have died of too much alcohol or more.
Poor guy. I checked out all the pics of him on his friends journals. He seemed like a really cool kid. I know he will be missed.
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From: ex_zuul504
2000-10-10 12:02 pm (UTC)

that's fucked up... also whoever deleted that entry is criminal negligent it's called destroying evidence and the last time i checked... that's a felony most places... you may not have the resources but the police or fbi would be able to get the entry off of his hard drive i would imagine... i used to be the inter fraternity council president at my college... i saw a lot of needless bullshit go down under the guise of good fun and making a fraternal bond and all that... while i was in school a pledge of my fraternity died at another campus across town... we couldn't even wear our letters anywhere in the city without being heckled and abused... and rightfully so... i got a lot of heat for it... but i still stand by it... my last offical speech as ifc president i said that they should do away with fraternities and sororities... they just breed all the ism's and perpetuate elitism and cliques.... i feel like there's no place for that in the academy... although many disagree... some say if you get rid of the fraternities and soroities then clubs or underground organizations will take their place... maybe so... but then when shit like this people would be criminally liable... instead of being able to hide behind a huge national organizatioin with limitless funds... which is what happens in most of these situations... the fraternity is shut down by the national... the kids involved get a slap on the wrist and go on to be doctors and lawyers and ceo's of companies... funny that... this could easily turn into a rant... i'll stop... i just think it's sad... the one thing i did enjoy about being in a prodominatly black fraternity... although as ifc president i oversaw ALL the fraternities... was that in most of the black frats drinking isn't such a big deal... i noticed in the white frats it seems to be what it's all about... but then again... i got my ass kicked like you read about... so it's really not much better either way... those things need to be disbanded... i think socially they serve no purpose any more... and kids keep dying and girls keep getting raped...
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[User Picture]From: seadawg
2000-10-10 02:52 pm (UTC)

Re:

I tend to agree with you... drinking is too much of a big thing with frats now... sure they do some other stuff, but when it comes to the public, they don't hear about that. That is why you said you got harassed by people. Part of it is the truth though, that a lot of drinking can go on, and stuff like this does happen.

About the person deleting the entry, whoever did it should get in some sort of trouble. I'd bet it was someone like a roommate or brother, who had access to the computer and knew how to. That sucks though... damn
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-10-10 05:30 pm (UTC)

Re: no subject

I agree with you completely. I didn't know how bad fraternities and sororities were until Ade died. He was a great guy and will really be missed by all of us.
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2000-10-10 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: backups

In addition to backups, it makes sense to archive everything that gets added or changed. Backups won't help if an entry is made and deleted an hour later. We simply mail everything (from our various services at note.com) to "bcc" accounts on our servers, and let sendmail worry about simultaneous messages and locking and the like. It's surprisingly straight-forward.

And yes, we've had to work with the police, too, on rare occasions. Everything is nicely time-stamped, and we store the remote hostname/IP and other basic things in the email headers, so the authorities (and others) are satisfied.
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[User Picture]From: ngb2k
2000-10-11 06:11 am (UTC)

Perhaps a better idea...

...how would it be if the users are unable to delete entries or when you try to delete an entry it will unchanged placed in private-entry-mode for a time of let us say 7 days, before it will be deleted finally. The same will be happen to the original entries if they were edited. They can be hidden in the journals, but with the users login and via a special procedure, you can bring them
back, in that period. They not show up in the userinfo or via reading the comments. I don't know if that's possible, well just an idea.
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[User Picture]From: the_chuck
2000-10-11 12:51 pm (UTC)
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