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Re: your mail

  • From: JC Dill
  • Date: Fri Aug 09 02:05:38 2002

On 02:42 PM 8/8/02, Scott Granados wrote:
>Do people really almost get fired for what they write here?

Sometimes, it's not "almost". Just 3 months ago:


>I would like to take this opportunity to publicly shame eBay, who decided
>to fire one of their engineers for disclosing their "proprietary" methods
>for defending against DoS in the recent NANOG thread.


> I'd think
>there would be more constructive things to do by management than read
>nanog for questionable posts. If I were managing someone and they
>posted their feeling on a subject and clearly said it was their own who
>am I to have a problem with that. It might be in my best interest and
>listen to them then silence them.
>On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Ukyo Kuonji wrote:
>> Sorry, but there are valid reasons for posting anonymously. As one person
>> that almost got fired from a company for expressing what was clearly marked
>> as his own opinion to this list, I can attest to this. Some employers are
>> concerned that you post during working hours, some are concerned that you
>> use a work address, some are concerned that anything you say, no matter what
>> email you use, will be considered as representations of the company's
>> direction, even if it is clearly marked as not.
>> I like helping and sharing my opinions, but I'm not willing to loose my job
>> over it.
>> UK
>> >Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 00:13:22 -0400 (EDT)
>> >From: Brian Wallingford <>
>> >
>> >Perhaps it's time to bar posting privileges from those who insist on
>> >remaining entirely anonymous?
>> >
>> >I doubt that anyone who has anything substantive to offer would need to
>> >use a hushmail/yahoo/etc. return address.
>> >
>> >The initial posts from Bandy, Vaul, et al were mildly amusing at first,
>> >but the novelty wore out very quickly.
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