Have you really got clue?

Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. LarrySheldon at cox.net
Fri Sep 22 13:52:01 UTC 2006

Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com 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 

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 
5.  "Since when is NANOG about ${some-non-BGP-operational-issue}"
6.  "Somebody left their nerd-pack in the meeting room for 

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