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RE: IRC Bot list (cross posting)
On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Hannigan, Martin wrote:
My point is simple. There's more people on this list besides you and William. This list should not run by the preference of two vocal people who can't be bothered to skim/trim/ignore threads they aren't interested in. This isn't exactly a high volume list. The percentage of subscribers who actually post is a distinct minority, and from the volume of mail I got last time you and I went around, there's a lot of smaller operators who simply monitor the list for interesting things who may find those kinds of discussions interesting.out botnet lists to NANOG, fine by me. I never said I can stop them. I just said I didn't want them as a subscriber. I understand that you don't know where these existing lists are. Look hard. If you suddenly care about bots enough in the last 24 hours to spend all night writing a post about me, you should be able to expend the same energy and find a botnet list to enjoy.
This thread is already longer than it likely would have been had it simply been recognized as uninteresting signal (but signal nonetheless) and left alone. I'm hardly an icon of self-restraint, but worry about off-topic when it's actually a problem, and stop discouraging people to post entirely.