Re: Sergeant at arms: please deal with mars.techno.cat@gmail.com

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Wed, 23 October 2013 15:47 UTC

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On 10/23/2013 11:43 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
> the chilling effect of vigilateism is far worse than spam or trolls.
> we've been dealing with the latter for decades, and there is little
> actual real harm if any.


That's quite simply and observably wrong.

When a list is subject to high noise levels, legitimate participants 
leave.  It's true for this general IETF discussion list and it's true 
for working group lists.  And it happens regularly.

d/

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Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
bbiw.net