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Re: NANOG Spam?
This is directed to the remaining 9,983 subscribers to the NANOG list who have *not yet* sent email to announce the fact that they are lurkers. (I think I heard someone say that there were 10,000 people on the list, but maybe it was only 1,000, or 100 - I'm old, and bad with numbers and have A.D.D. and all that). But whatever the number... if you believe you have to post a message to show that you exist...
No-one really cares. Please go read Jim Popovich's misunderstood post which started this whole thing:
Read Joe Yao's follow up, logically letting those subscribers from the now recognized slow learning crowd know that Jim was describing actions he took for *other* lists that *he* controlled. Not NANOG. And if you still don't get it, read Jim's confirmation of Joe's hypothesis.
But *please please*, don't post a message just because you think that if you don't, you'll be unsubscribed.
If this was a list I had any influence over, I would use the fact that a subscriber posts a defensive message as canonical evidence of lack of clue, and instantly drop them from the list.
 And yes, if the number is anything close to 10,000, we can make the assumption that the list is comprised predominantly of hoisl's classmates (a free NANOG 27 t-shirt to the first person who recalls and provides a link showing the connection :-)). And if you do know what the reference is, check that no-one has yet provided it before doing so - don't become a hoisl yourself.
/rlj Speaking only for myself.