Time for a lounge mailing list

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Wed Mar 31 11:06:23 CDT 2010


On Mar 31, 2010, at 11:46 AM, Daniel Senie wrote:

> It's been clear for a very long time that the NANOG crowd likes to  
> socialize. At NANOGs, social settings are where connections are  
> made, beers consumed, sometimes scuba dives shared or other local  
> attractions explored. It is certainly a good thing, and fosters much  
> useful discussion among peers who become friends.
>
> That said, the nanog at nanog.org mailing list often is overrun with  
> non-operational discussion. Certainly there are some good examples  
> today, such as job titles, or arguing about the best way to rid the  
> list of a troll.
>
> Creation of a second mailing list to handle non-operational, social  
> traffic for the nanog crowd would be one way to keep the main list  
> on topic. Might even boost productivity, as folks could more easily  
> defer reading and responding to the non-operational stuff until  
> their off-hours.
>
> So how about it? lounge at nanog.org? offtopic at nanog.org?
>
>

The IETF has found an "attendees" list useful.

Marshall


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