getting the hint (was: Re: Please do not respond to Dean and CC the NANOG list)

Dave CROCKER dhc2 at
Thu Apr 15 18:06:23 CDT 2010

On 4/15/2010 1:32 PM, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
>        Do what I do, auto respond to
> his messages telling him to not email you then forward to abuse at .  He will
> get the hint.

This is a common misunderstanding of the personality type.

Your recommendation is based on the assumption that you are dealing with a 
predominantly rational person, according to a "normal" sense of rational.

In reality, these situations occur with someone who thrives on getting any sort 
of reaction at all.

Much like the claim that there is no such thing as bad publicity, this sort of 
person enjoys any and all interaction, no matter how distasteful and dissuading 
a 'normal' person might find it.

The only response that works -- and even this is not guaranteed -- is shunning.

Drop the message.  Do not respond.  Ever.



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking

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