Another one bites the dust

Gregory Hicks ghicks at
Thu Oct 14 17:37:27 UTC 2004

> From: "Scott Morris" <swm at>
> To: "'Husan Sarris'" <husansarris at>, <nanog at>
> Subject: RE: Another one bites the dust
> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 13:26:55 -0400
> 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.
> *shrug*
> 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. 

I doubt very much that Susan is actually writing these messages.

> Scott
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
> Husan Sarris
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:03 PM
> To: nanog at
> 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:
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> > Steve

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