Re: [CFRG] please use real names (was: Re: Small subgroup question for draft-irtf-cfrg-hash-to-curve)

Michael StJohns <msj@nthpermutation.com> Sun, 11 April 2021 02:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: [CFRG] please use real names (was: Re: Small subgroup question for draft-irtf-cfrg-hash-to-curve)
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On 4/10/2021 10:09 PM, Watson Ladd wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 8:35 AM Rene Struik <rstruik.ext@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi "rsw":
>>
>> As a general courtesy, may I suggest that all communications use
>> people's real names and not some obscure acronym.
> The custom of using login names to refer to people online is ancient
> and venerable.
>
> Sincerely,
> Watson
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The custom of using login names to refer to people online is also 
somewhat elitist.  The "in" people know who is referred to, the "out" 
people do not.

It took me all of about  a minute to find RSW's CV, and I'm glad he's 
amended his replies to include his name.  It gives me a better idea of 
his quals and whether or not I should discount 90% of what he is saying.

Unless there's a real reason to do so (e.g. fear of retribution, etc) , 
as the Rene said, it's courtesy to not make us guess who you are.   
Let's avoid making this yet another culture war please.

Mike