RIPE NCC Executive Board election

I haven’t changed my mind, Elad.

However understanding more of the background on why people have tried to look at it in the past and why it didn’t happen is important.

Bills example, while it shows it is possible, runs into major issues we already deal with that have been around since the 90s. The implementation effort wouldn’t make sense these days.

Funny how people who are recognized as being knowledgeable and experienced in the community are taken much more seriously, isn’t it?

Sorry for any rejections coming from my mail server currently for list traffic! Something seems to have pissed off rspamd on my end and its suddenly marking everything from the list as spam...

Though it only seems to be doing it for this thread.

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

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

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 community.

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.)