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Re: [ga] Clarification: "Ad Hoc Group"

At 11:55 AM 8/31/99 , John C Klensin wrote:
>--On Tuesday, 31 August, 1999, 14:14 -0400 Planet Communications
>Computing Facility <pccf@bigbird.earth-net.net> wrote:
> > their going to start taxing ip numbers
>Hmm.  Perhaps we could support ICANN by imposing a fee on silly,
>meaningless, semi-literate, and/or obviously false postings to

As with prank or obscene telephone calls, there is a challenge in deciding 
how to deal with the perpetrator.  The goal is to make the postings stop; 
what will cause that?

Unfortunately for the particularly disturbed poster, any response at all is 
taken as positive reinforcement.

Any response at all.

The challenge is for all of us simply to ignore these disturbed individuals.

All of us.

Nothing we do will make them serious, never mind constructive, participants.

Nothing at all.


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