Idea... [was Re: Netrail woes]

Brian Horvitz horvitz at
Tue Aug 26 16:07:32 UTC 1997

 Didn't we talk about this in Tampa?  It seems to me that the slacker in all
of us doesn't want to be bothered with multiple lists any more than we want
to be bothered with a bunch of messages that we don't read.  This will also
give rise to more "don't post that here" messages.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Morin <edm at>
To: nanog at <nanog at>
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 1997 11:52 AM
Subject: Idea... [was Re: Netrail woes]

>Since this seems to be an on-going problem...
>How about creating a _new_ list called nanog-chat which can be used
>for this sort of purpose.  This way, when somebody feels like chatting
>_AND HAS THE TIME_, they can skip over to the list, scan for a thread
>that looks interesting and participate.  The regular nanog list can
>then be kept free of this clutter that many of us do not have time
>for.  (My current inbox of nanog stuff is over 3,000 messages and it's
>a loosing battle.  Doing _something_ to help the signal-to-chat ratio
>would be most helpful.)
>On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Joe McGuckin wrote:
>> ----- Begin Included Message -----
>> Vary much not correct. All of our WORLDCOM circuits have been paid, and
>> never were late. Worldcom terminated our service because NetRail refused
>> to pay over 300K in circuits that NetRail never ordered. We have paid
>> them this amount to get our network back up.
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> We've had this problem with MFS in the past. Although it wasn't 300K!
>> After they threatened to pull the plug on all our circuits, we got
>> MFS corporate accounts receivable on a conference call with our (then)
>> weasley sales rep. After the AR manager learned that there was not a
>> sales order for the circuits, he told the sales guy that the local office
>> would have to eat the unpaid bill.
>> joe
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