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birdfoot
January 20th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Not doing this for personal vendetta, I just want the thread that was closed to be reopened. The staff only wrote that there was nothing he had knowledge of that would answer my question and also didn't actually specify that was the reason he was closing it. Please don't close the thread permanently yet before I've had a chance to explain any disagreements about it. Thanks.

carl4926
January 20th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Put it behind you
Move on

Start a new thread and try and use your common sense to formulate a question that is logical, in the right part of the forum and doesn't present a challenge to the T&C

haqking
January 20th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Not doing this for personal vendetta, I just want the thread that was closed to be reopened. The staff only wrote that there was nothing he had knowledge of that would answer my question and also didn't actually specify that was the reason he was closing it. Please don't close the thread permanently yet before I've had a chance to explain any disagreements about it. Thanks.

The resolution centre

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=123

spacecheck
January 20th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Originally Posted by birdfoot http://ubuntuforums.org/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11625370&postcount=1)Best way to ration time to root user (using a separate password so i cant access it)? I think I have a bit of an internet addiction, so I'd like to ration my internet usage to, say, 3 hours a day. I don't want it to be in a specified time period, like 4:00 - 7:00. I want to be able to use the 3 hours whenever I'm able to. For whatever program would be doing this, I want it to have a separate from the root password (sudo). Thanks :smile:
The initial response you received was fairly accurate, as there is minimal sense in creating a hoop in front of your Internet access, over which you can so easily jump.

Although I deeply detest the excremental reek of censorship and see no understandable reason for the forum moderators to have closed your post, perhaps it would nonetheless be more responsible for you to focus upon a solution to the original problem, instead of a secondary one caused by overly-sensitive censors.

To this end, might I suggest a solution which could possibly create a hoop over which you could still fairly easily jump, but not without consequence or third-party notice? Third party of your choice, hopefully one with sufficient psychological background to be of use to you:


Add a router and configure it with functional time and/or data quotas, ask a trustworthy local 3rd party to assign a secure password (You could still reset the device, but would have to face the 3rd party)
Ask a trustworthy 3rd party to reinstall and administer your system, setting time and quotas as desired, leaving you without root access (the local user will always be able to bypass this hoop, but will eventually have to face the 3rd party)
Simply take the advice of the moderator who closed your initial thread and with or without unplugging the network cable (CharlesA (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=923868), what about the WLAN?):




seek professional helpGood luck!

oldos2er
January 20th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Moved to Forum Feedback & Help.

QIII
January 20th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Enforcing stated policy is not censorship.

The OP has not been kept from making his opinion known elsewhere.

lisati
January 20th, 2012, 10:55 PM
The proper place for dealing with a disagreement with the decision of a staff member is through the resolution center, which I see you already have done.