[Community-Discuss] AFRINIC-31 Meeting

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Sun Nov 17 16:58:21 UTC 2019

I'm not sure having a meeting-specific mailing list helps here, because
it assumes that attendees will always register.

Brokers (and in particular, brokers who spam) can't be guaranteed to
register, or more specifically, follow the rules. They could just show
up as regular hotel guests, not register for the conference, and reach
out to AFRINIC members like they did me and many others, to organize
sidebar meetings, cocktails, dinners, e.t.c. This, I believe, is far
more likely than anything else above-board.

So the best defence is to equip the membership to not get caught up in
this whirlwind, should they be called to the side by the brokers.


On 17/Nov/19 17:05, Augustine CHII Ngek wrote:

> +1 Nishal

> We can simply go back to that tradition and see how it helps us in

> this present circumstances.

> Augustine CHII NGEK


> On Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 13:50 Nishal Goburdhan,

> <nishal at controlfreak.co.za <mailto:nishal at controlfreak.co.za>> wrote:


> On 17 Nov 2019, at 13:09, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via Community-Discuss

> wrote:


> > I don’t think AFRINIC publishes an attendee list, an even less with

> > contact emails, so not sure how that will work.

> > At least, I just looked at the website (and recent events websites)

> > and couldn’t find it.


> many years ago, there were meeting-specific mailing lists, so that

> meeting attendees could share taxi rides, find dinner partners, or

> jogging trails, .. etc.  without spamming regular mailing lists. 

> if you

> weren’t registered for the specific meeting (and presumably onsite)

> you were saved from the span of “where is a nice place to .. “ type

> messages, which were only really contextually useful for meeting

> attendees.  the lists were killed shortly after the meeting.


> that process was unfortunately discontinued.


> -n.


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