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RE: Another one bites the dust

  • From: Scott Morris
  • Date: Thu Oct 14 13:29:11 2004

Now perhaps this is a little off, but given the logic that you suggest his
mention of He Who Had a Short Mustache might be offensive (by merely
mentioning the name)...  Aren't you therefore guilty of the same offensive
violation?  Gratuitous mentioning does imply that there is a context, and
the context is something that would/should/could become offensive.


Seems odd.  Humor is good occasionally.  Oblique and non-meritorious
censorship, however, is not.

Bear in mind, I apparantly haven't paid attention or noticed any of his past
behavior that may have warranted this.  But it seems equally
counter-productive to the operation of the list for what he did as what you
did in order to let him know that. 



-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Husan Sarris
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:03 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Another one bites the dust

Stephen - although you have often been a valuable contributor to the NANOG
list, you received your "last warning" about list AUP violations last
spring.  Because of your non-operational post below, and your gratuitous
mention of Hitler, which could be offensive to some, we have removed your
posting privileges from the NANOG list for a period of four months.
Please refer to the AUP:

Susan Harris, Ph.D.
Merit Network/Univ. of Mich.

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Christian Malo wrote:
> Of course my understanding of revoking posting privileges is that you 
> cant post to the list.. not you are imprisoned in the merit dungeons, 
> i think that punishment is reserved for Bandy/Husan/etc
> However I do like some humor being injected onto the list, so long as 
> the SNR doesnt diminish too much it can help to inject some life 
> inbetween the 'paging bob smith' / 'anyone help me configure bgp' / path
mtu / urpf cyclical debates..
> actually we've not had Hitler discussed for a while, perhaps I can 
> start a thread... ooops
> Steve