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Re: NANOG, its decline in s/n

  • From: Brian Wallingford
  • Date: Thu Aug 08 04:29:49 2002

Well said.

What happened to ihighway?


On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, John M. Brown wrote:

:
:Having been a participant of the NANOG list since 1995, twice
:a past host of the meetings, and someone that believes we should
:help and educate, I am most concerned over the trend that is
:showing itself here on the list.
:
:This is a list about knowledge, share, help, and operations. 
:
:Some on this list are "Old Pro's"  others are just "Old ....."
:
:I see new names, new faces, sometimes the same questions, sometimes
:slight variences of those questions.
:
:What then happens is people attack the sender (heck I've even been
:slightly guilty of this), banish them to newbie.dev.nul.
:
:Threads move quickly from the question to debates on random junk
:and thus become a waste to the community.
:
:When I first got on the Internet, 1984, it was full of cooperative
:and helpful people.  18 years later, not so much.
:
:We have real issues to deal with, DMCA, Clarke, The Implosion of ICANN
:(with means the ITU will run things me thinks, not good), and various
:other laws, acts and general clue.void from .void.gov.
:
:So instead of picking on each other, calling it "standard NANOG hazing"
:or whatever, lets help, be good in our technical honesty, or don't
:post.  If someone doesn't listen to your answer, a BIGGER stick isn't
:going to help, take it private, or move along.
:
:We are all pro's here, right ??  We got a net to run, lets go do it.
:
:respectfully,
:
:john brown
:a person not speaking for anyone else
:
:





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