Another one bites the dust
swm at emanon.com
Thu Oct 14 17:26:55 UTC 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.
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:03 PM
To: nanog at merit.edu
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:
> > FREE RICHARD
> 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
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