[Community-Discuss] Fwd: AFRINIC-31 Meeting

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Sun Nov 17 13:35:38 UTC 2019

I would have a major problem with control over who attends the meetings.

To be frank – meetings are about the community, and if we start deciding who can and who can’t attend the meetings – beyond the scope of a code of conduct – it’s a dangerous and slippery slope from there. I mean – I believe we are feel to name, shame and shun those who behave in bad behavior at meetings if we as individuals do not like their behavior – but I do not believe we should prevent attendance.

In the same way – I would not advocate for banning someone like Marcus from the meeting who used fake accounts to spew racist garbage on the lists. I would advocate from banning them from the lists, and I would fully support a public shaming and humiliation on the floor of the meeting so they get the idea this is a *BAD* idea in future, but – let them come to the meeting and face the consequences of their actions


From: Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu>
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 13:44
To: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com>, "community-discuss at afrinic.net" <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Fwd: AFRINIC-31 Meeting

Thanks, Andrew.

Makes sense to me, but only if both the brokers and the interested RIR members abide by these rules.

What I see more likely happening is either side finds this opt-in/out ineffective. If we somehow block the spamming and can control who attends the meetings, they'll just sidebar all their meetings in and around the conference venue, which we definitely cannot control.

So for me, making sure the community fully understands this at an intellectual, commercial (and if possible, legal) level is our best defence at making sure nobody is duped into doing something they don't understand or don't really want to do.

On 17/Nov/19 10:41, Andrew Alston wrote:
Personally I have another take on this -

I do not agree with spam - or harvesting emails - period - so will start there.

I do however think that it may be worth considering an opt in/opt out list for attendees of AfriNIC meetings where people who wish to promote services or give general information about what they are doing etc may be worth having.

This creates a situation where it avoids to the spam, it’s opt in so people who do want to see services on offer by attendees have the option of subscribing, and it lets the community market their services to each other. I would have no issue with the existence of such a list.

Just a thought


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Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Fwd: AFRINIC-31 Meeting

I'm not sure stopping them from attending is possible, as that can be easily forged.

I'm also not sure preventing them from reaching out to the community for their business is also feasible.

The only real defence that I see is equipping the community with sufficient knowledge about this so folk are not easily swayed by the glorious promises of engaging with them.

On 16/Nov/19 17:20, Sami Salih wrote:

if we all agreed that the reasons they want to attend AFRINIC is not welcoming, can we be more proactive and stop them from attending or at least stop them from conveying the message to the community ?

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Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Fwd: AFRINIC-31 Meeting

The best solution is simply to make sure to avoid doing business with them. Eventually they get the hint, especially if you tell them flat out that you don’t do business with spammers.


On Nov 15, 2019, at 09:49 , Badru Ntege <badru.ntege at nftconsult.com<mailto:badru.ntege at nftconsult.com>> wrote:

I agree with you on the bad taste.

Have many words to add but time to breathe in and out and constrain oneself

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On 15 Nov 2019, at 12:26, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu<mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu>> wrote:
Not sure if anyone else has received these...

I am probably old school, but these kinds of things leave a bad taste in my mouth.


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