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Thanks for your reply, Alex. This is the first time that I am aware of you have acknowledged an opinion on either topic, which is helpful in knowing where you stand on each matter.

Regarding each topic...

- Passwords: Passwords offer an additional level of protection against an unauthorized individual making a change to a link. I, for one, believe passwords would make the admin's role easier as it would not level the entire burden of this security on him/her but would shift some of the responsibility to the individual link owner. Of course it would be their responsibility to retain this password info. But, as I do presently, the admin can make this easier by forwarding the info to the link owner via email (I update my link owners monthly on their links, hits, etc). (It would be nice to have a script that could email this password info to the script owner on demand, however :-)

As mentioned originally, perhaps this could be an optional feature. Though not requested by the majority of folks here, arguably there are some that would like to see this functionality.

- Expiration of Links: Technically, links do not expire. They are either there or they are not. The content at the other end of the link, however, may change dramatically over time. How many times have you followed a search engine link only to find that there was absolutely nothing there related to what you searched originally? The link was there but, technically, the content had expired.

What I am suggesting is a means to allow an admin to say "Hey, can you check this and make sure it's still valid? If it isn't we're going to delete it." Expirator did this -- you could email the link owner after a specified period and ask them to review the link. If the link wasn't updated you could then delete the link in good conscience.

Hope this adds some insight on why I feel these two features could add value to an already invaluable product. Thanks for listening!
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Thread New Feature Request(s) Andrew Mitcham 3034 Jan 6, 1999, 2:53 PM
Post Re: New Feature Request(s)
Alex 2975 Jan 6, 1999, 6:43 PM
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Andrew Mitcham 2976 Jan 6, 1999, 11:14 PM
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Onasc 2971 Jan 8, 1999, 2:49 PM
Thread Re: [Andrew Mitcham] New Feature Request(s)
Roy5085 2853 Sep 13, 2002, 9:24 AM
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Stealth 2843 Sep 13, 2002, 3:40 PM