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RE: [ga] Re: [ga-full] Use of "loon"
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I have a better idea.
How about we put everyone on this list up for a vote. We then all
vote yea or nay on who should remain. Then we vote upon how we'll
vote to format the email. I prefer ASCII, but some like HTML. Then
I think we should vote on what we all will have for lunch
tomorrow, and anyone who doesn't like sushi is kicked off the
Once we've done that, we then all go home happy, and listen to
the conference call of the rest of the Internet community laughing
at this whole joke, while ICANN makes a pronouncement that there
is wide community consensus to ban domain names altogether. In
case anyone hasn't noticed, ICANN has been making decisions
independent of this illustrious body since day-one. We are,
in a word, irrelevant.
But this list is still amusing. It would be frustrating if it
weren't for the fact that the real work is being done elsewhere,
and this list is bread and circuses for the half of you on
this list not participating elsewhere.
Difficult wake-up call, isn't it?
Christopher Ambler -
PGP Public Key: http://www.ambler.net/Chris
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From: Alex Kamantauskas [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 1:15 PM
To: Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law
Cc: Harald Tveit Alvestrand; Patrick Greenwell; Christopher Ambler;
Subject: Re: [ga] Re: [ga-full] Use of "loon"
How about the following process:
SAA receives a complaint. SAA announces the complaint, and issues a
request wherein each member of the list (if they so wish) sends in a
'yea' or 'nay' vote. At the end of an established period (say, 24
hours), SAA counts the votes. If the 'yea' outweigh the 'nay',
On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> [cc's trimmed]
> No. I object to the whole thing.
> If I can't have that, I vote for the shortest list of criteria
> possible on the grounds that the less time wrangling about
> challenges and such the more time for other stuff.
> And I don't accept the sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
> argument. Two wrongs don't make a right. Those who oppose this
> policy should rise above it, not invoke it. And if it's to be
> invoked by anyone, the fewer grounds available the better.
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> > So far, every single message I have had suggests that calling Joe
> > Baptista a loon is language that should cause the utterer's
> > suspension from the list.
> > If that's a common opinion on the list, I will modify my judgment
> > criteria accordingly.
> > Note that the revised judgment criteria will also include a
> > number of other words formerly tolerated; they are (in my
> > judgment) weaker than "horse-shitters", but stronger than
> > "loon".
> > Is that OK with everyone?
> > Harald
> > --
> > Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> > Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no
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