Re: [Last-Call] Last Call: BCP 83 PR-Action Against Dan Harkins

Adam Roach <> Wed, 05 October 2022 02:32 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Last-Call] Last Call: BCP 83 PR-Action Against Dan Harkins
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Keith --

I'm saying this as a fellow participant, as I clearly left behind any 
vestiges of authority I have in this organization some while ago. I hope 
you take it in the spirit in which it is intended.

At the moment, your messages constitute more than 1 in every 5 messages 
in this thread, and they're conveying ever diminishing information about 
your position on the action. I know you're formulating a longer, 
structured response to this Last Call, and I imagine that the IESG looks 
forward to reading that input as part of its evaluation. In the 
meanwhile, it would make room for others to digest the contents of this 
thread and formulate their own opinions and responses if it were not 
quite so high volume. No one else has the power to single-handledly 
reduce the volume of this thread by over 20%, so I'm imploring you -- as 
the one person in the unique position to do so -- that you do.


On 10/4/22 20:27, Keith Moore wrote:
> On 10/4/22 20:31, wrote:
>> Harkins told me he thought I had dementia.
>> that is deliberate, it is insulting, it is malicious, and it is 
>> bullying.
>> Stop making excuses for him.
> For the purpose of this discussion, I'm confining my research to the 
> messages cited in the Last Call announcement.   It's enough work to 
> understand the context surrounding each of those messages, which IMO 
> is vital to evaluating them, without trying to evaluate other messages 
> and their contexts.  More generally, I'm not interested in 
> participating in a fishing expedition to dig up dirt on anybody, and I 
> don't think the Last Call or a PR-action should be treated as an 
> invitation to do that.
> I'm not saying your accusation is right or wrong, but I do suggest 
> that maybe it's out of scope for this conversation.
> Keith