Re: [hackathon] Responses to various "unsubscribe" requests

Ed Daniel <> Wed, 17 March 2021 19:17 UTC

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Well said, thank you, Barry.

On 17/03/2021 13:55, Barry Leiba wrote:
> Folks,
> A number of the responses to the recent batch of "unsubscribe"
> requests have been abrupt and rude, implying that those who can't
> unsubscribe themselves are perhaps stupid, and at best not "real
> engineers".
> Please, there's no need for that.  Choose either to respond helpfully
> and politely, or not to respond at all.  Remember that we're leading
> by example here.  Let's please make the example a positive one,
> presenting ourselves as a welcoming community, not as one that's
> intolerant of anyone who doesn't know how we operate.  Keep in mind
> that especially for the Hackathon (but for the IETF in general, as
> well) we are encouraging students, those active in open source
> communities, and others who may not be used to participating in these
> sorts of activities through email lists, but are instead accustomed to
> other tools that work in other ways.
> Thanks,
> Barry
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