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Re: Internic does it again
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 18:18:05 -0400
On Mon, Jul 28, 1997 at 12:00:10PM -0700, Sarah Baker wrote:
Off-topic to nanog.
It appears that the members of the list feel it's a worthy topic for
discussion. Since you obviously don't, and I can just feel Paul
Ferguson and Randy Baker slavering at the bit, I'm going to try asking
this just _one_ more time, and if I don't get an answer within, say, 48
hours, I'm going to start plonking people who yell "off-topic":
Would an administrator of this list please compose and post a message
defining in precise terms what topic areas are on- and off-topic for
the NANOG mailing list?
Pay careful attention, folks: the AUP is useless. It has not clearly
forbidden _any_ of the topics I've seen people get screamed at about in
the past month, with the sole exception of my bit of (you'll have to
admit: provoked) ventilation a week or so ago, for which I hereby
apologize publically to the parites involved.
Private correspondence from people who might be expected to have valid
opinions tells me that this problem _is not me_. The definition of the
list is obviously inadequate, and I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion
that the list needs to be split into an announce list and a discussion
list, although I haven't quite yet characterized the exact distinction
in the traffic.
In short: this list is turning into an old-boys (and -girls_ club, in
which the participants are expected to guess what the rules really are,
and mistakes are punished by beheading.
The Emperor really _has_ no lightsaber.
Let's buy him one, no?
Jay R. Ashworth High Technology Systems Consulting Ashworth
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Re: Internic does it again Stephen Sprunk (Jul 28)
Re: Internic does it again George Herbert (Jul 29)
Re: Internic does it again Matthew James Gering (Jul 30)