RIPE NCC Executive Board election

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu May 14 18:06:25 UTC 2020

> Owen DeLong:
> "simply wrong on legitimate technical grounds"
> You are not a bigotry or hatred, you are just an imbecile.
> From: Owen DeLong <owen at>
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:04 PM
> To: Elad Cohen <elad at>
> Cc: Töma Gavrichenkov <ximaera at>; Shane Ronan <shane at>; North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at>
> Subject: Re: RIPE NCC Executive Board election
> I don’t see hate. I see legitimate technical disagreement with your hair-brained schemes. 
> Perhaps, when a large collection of people with actual engineering experience and deep knowledge tell you that you are simply wrong on legitimate technical grounds, it would be wiser to rethink your position than to accuse them of bigotry and hatred. 
> Just a thought. 
> Owen

This is at least the third time you’ve called me an imbecile on this list, though the first time you’ve spelled it correctly. <>

Since I don’t meet any of the technical or scientific definitions previously used for the term, I can only assume that you intend it in its vernacular meaning as a derogatory remark which amounts to ad hominem attacks prohibited by list policy.

Unless it is your goal to be moderated and/or removed from the list, I suggest you stick to arguing the merits (or rather lack thereof) of your position and cease the ad hominem attacks.


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