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This website is intended for the private use of the family and their friends.   This is a "word of mouth" site.  Generally, someone had to tell you about it for you to find it. 

Although the website has never been registered with any search engine, some search engines have picked up the headers.

The traffic on the site is monitored several times daily for any unusual patterns.  While I can't tell who's been visiting by name, I can tell whether they came in from nemonet.com (Northeast Missouri Network) or the Bank of Long Island (and we don't know anyone who works there), and I can tell what pages/pictures were looked at.  That gives a pretty good view of whether the visitor was "friend or foe". 

So far there has been no need to protect the site with a password.  It is of a nature that is only interesting to family members.  Any strangers who appear to stumble in leave as soon as they read the home page.  They realize they don't know who the heck we are and they don't care what we did on our summer vacation. 

Our main protection is anonymity and boredom.  We're hard to find and strangers aren't particularly fascinated by our 4th of July photos.  Think about the type of anonymity you have on a very crowded big city street.  (This does not include Monroe City, Shelbina or Palmyra.)  In a "big city", which the world wide web certainly is today, nobody pays attention to you unless you strip naked and do the hula.  On second thought, on the world wide web, nobody pays attention even if you do that unless you figure out something else really kinky to do at the same time.

It is my hope that we can continue operating our little private family reunion without requiring passwords. 

However, if anyone feels that their private information has been used inappropriately by a stranger visiting this site, please let me know right away at alice@gandersbest.com

Even if you don't vote for passwords, if there is any detail like your address or date of birth that you would like removed from the website please write to me at alice@gandersbest.com.

This page was last updated on 07/31/00 07:29 PM

 
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