Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Scott Weeks surfer at
Tue Jun 20 23:23:25 CST 2017

--- nanog at wrote:
From: i mawsog via NANOG <nanog at>

:: Agree, this thread has generated more "spam" or noise 
:: for all of us collectively. 

It's not spam.  Look up the definition of spam.  Also, 
just block the thread in your email client.

:: Some amount of relevant "spam"  has to be tolerated for 
:: vendor to continue supporting NANOG. 

No, that is absolutely wrong!

:: Also relevant "spam" or sales call is a good way to find 
:: out about new technologies , that one may not have heard 
:: about otherwise. 

No, wrong again.  One of the most attractive things about 
NANOG is learning these things from **peers**, not spam.

:: Another tip, just ignore,  the "spammer" will go away 
:: eventually.  

If they're not named-n-shamed they will continue.  I have
had quite a few go after me aggressively to sell me 
something after a NANOG post.  They didn't stop until I 
named-n-shamed them.  Their supervisors wrote me, personally
apologized and, due to that, I put their companies back
on my list of companies to do business with.

I write this not just to you, but as an explanation to 
other new folks why the old schoolers name-n-shame.


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