[ih] Spam/ limits of acceptable discourse in the IETF
touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Oct 8 11:18:53 PDT 2003
Andrew Russell wrote:
> Mike Padlipsky said:
>>At 06:08 PM 9/28/2003, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>>>Is there a policy reason for the option not being enabled for
>>>>the Internet-History mailing list?
>>>Yes. The owner of the list insists that it is bad to restrict
>>>postings, which means we get more spam messages sent to the list than
>>>actual content. I do not understand this decision, but I don't believe
>>>he is likely to ever change his mind.
>>it happens that i don't agree w/ the decision, either; but i'll
>>certainly understand if he continues to adhere to it after you've been
>>... incautious enough to've sent that to the entire list rather than
>>just as a private aside to the sender of the first part. i'll regret
>>it, but i'll understand it.
> This raises an interesting question, that of posting etiquette and
> conflict on mailing lists. I've been lurking on various IETF lists over
> the past couple of years, and am fascinated by how IETF construes
> legitimate limits to discourse. In layman's terms, how/when does the IETF
> have the right to tell somebody to shut up?
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