RIPE NCC Executive Board election

Benson Schliesser bensons at
Wed May 13 20:27:09 UTC 2020

To many (or most) of the people participating in this thread -

I enjoy watching flame wars as much - perhaps more - than the next

But please keep in mind the NANOG mailing list guidelines at as well as the Code of
Conduct that's included by reference at Clearly, there are multiple
NANOG mailing list guidelines that are being violated by people in this
thread. I encourage all of you to read the guidelines and evaluate each
message carefully before sending it.

I'd especially like to draw your attention to one guideline in particular:

#2 - Posts should be thoughtfully crafted for an audience of more than
10,000 Internet-networking engineers, operators, and architects in our

Even if I am insanely generous in how I characterize the technical and
operational value of these messages, it's pretty clear that many of them
don't pass this particular test. So, please up your game. Otherwise, you're
wasting the time of thousands of people. And you're creating more work for
NANOG staff - they will have to issue warnings, place people into
moderation queues, etc. It's just a pain in the ass for everybody involved,
so don't do it.

 - Benson
(I am a NANOG Board Member, but I am sending this message only in my
personal capacity at this time.)
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