[Community-Discuss] [apnic-talk]Re: [arin-ppml] Update on Litigation Between AFRINIC and Cloud Innovation ltd

Cheken Chetty rameez.chetty at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 13:45:08 UTC 2021

Good day all, chairs,
I would like to call out a violation of the Code of Conduct by Ronald. His
statements are clearly against section B, numbers 2, 3 and 4 within the
AFRINIC code of conduct. His actions and statements are defamatory and
quite offensive.

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 6:15 AM Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com>

> In message <CANanHiw4sexT3NaogQahUedT4qg8x8N_i=
> bLYrVW01C2MKMSsw at mail.gmail.com>
> Ibeanusi Elvis <ibeanusielvis at gmail.com> wrote:
> >This "sockpuppet" ideology and terminology that has become an excessively
> >overused irrelevant term in this mailing list. What is wrong with sharing
> a
> >link of interest or a link that a member consider relevant to him/herself.
> >Freedom of expression is always promoted in this community as long as it
> >does not go out of line. Members of this community including the AFRINIC
> >organization itself always share updates and links; never have it been
> >considered an act of being a "Sockpuppet". Lets stop throwing words around
> >in this community mailing list and create unwanted confusion.
> Sockpuppetry is not an "ideology".  It is a well-established fact of life
> on the modern Internet, just as "astroturfing" is in real life.  If you
> don't know that then it is because either you are ignorant or else it is
> because you are pretending to be ignorant.
> The poster in question is using and was using a fradulent name together
> with
> an essentially anonymous gmail account.  The name given in the From: header
> is bogus and is a reference to a non-existant fictitious person, as anyone
> who simply takes a moment to google the name can readily see.
> This is fundamentally different from Real People posting to these lists.
> Real People have histories, known connections, and readily identifiable
> employers.  Sock puppets have none of these things.
> If you don't like people talking about sock puppets on these mailing lists
> then perhaps you should, in the first instance, try to get the sock
> puppets to stop posting garbage and unenlightening recycled company PR
> blurbs to these mailing lists.
> Most of us have real work to do, and if we really want to be bombarded by
> commercial advertisments being written and spread around by specific
> individual companies, at their request or prompting, and for their benefit,
> then there are other places where we can seek out that kind of stuff.
> Regards,
> rfg
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