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Re: Have you really got clue?

  • From: Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr.
  • Date: Fri Sep 22 09:55:09 2006

[email protected] wrote:

And if anyone else here thinks they know what is
on topic, please tell us.

I am getting bored by the flood of negative messages
that say only "You can't say that here". Please stop
telling us what you cannot say on NANOG. If you really
must register your discontent with a message, then at least take the time to list some of the topics that
belong on the list.

What is NANOG all about? What is relevant to network
operations? Is NANOG a narrowly focused technical list
for a small group of technical specialists? Or is it
some kind of broader industry-focused list that covers
many issues relevant to the industry?
It is pretty simple, really. These are examples of the topics that are on-topic.

1. "that posting is off-topic".
2. "somebody with clue from ${SmallUnknownOperator} (e.g. AOL) please contact me off list about a connectivity issue.:
3. "that posting is terribly off-topic".
4. "anybody know where I can get a free 300-baud dialup in ${Major_City_with_Wiffies_Everywhere}
5. "Since when is NANOG about ${some-non-BGP-operational-issue}"
6. "Somebody left their nerd-pack in the meeting room for ${obscure_NANOG_topic"

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