Para 1: The norm is NOT to own a drone - i.e. most people don't own them. I do hope you're not a statistician. Intent has been proved by the content of the videos!FilthWizzard wrote: ↑Tue May 14, 2019 4:25 pmJust pointing out that using drones is very popular, and so if all those using drones are 'perverts' then such behavior can only be considered normal by sheer volume and so cannot be, by definition, a perversion of the norm. In fact the reverse would be true, that the few who think the many are odd would be the oddballs themselves. Of course, it is far more likely that the OP has a rather active imagination as to the intent of others.
OP, I think you are in danger of imagining that just because a thing can be done it will be done which is a mistake. Most of us own a knife or two, but we don't go around mugging folk with them. We usually just use them for making dinner etc. It would be rather over the top to place all knife owners on a criminal register. I can't imagine how angry you must feel at all the 'perverts' who own telescopes and the like, you must be in a constantly horrified state.
If you truly believe all such people are trying to photograph you and your spouse in the all-together then there's little your neighbour will be able to do to set your mind at ease. You've already marked them down as some kind of perverted criminal for just owning a drone so how can they possibly even start to bridge the gap and restore neighbourly relations? Please note that unless you can find a way to come to some kind of understanding with society in general you will regularly find yourself at odds with it and that will be a battle that will last a lifetime. Be sure you want this before writing off large swaths of the population as your enemy.
Para 2: A telescope is less of an invasion of one's privacy than a neighbour flying his drone over your garden. For one thing, angle of view can be constantly altered so you can't get out of frame. For another, you can get a much closer view with a drone.
Para 3: Have you read the first few pages of this thread? My neighbour had no intention of putting our minds at ease. His actions were intended to serve two purposes: (a) his sexual gratification and (b) to intimidate us. The first might have worked (I don't know; I didn't spy on him while he was operating his joystick). The second definitely didn't - but that does not, and will not, make me more accepting of people (i.e. perverts) using them for spying on their neighbours. "Large swaths [sic] of the population" don't use drones, hence I'm not writing off "large swaths [sic] of the population" as my enemy.
Thanks for the pep talk though.