[Community-Discuss] sock puppets (was: Re: Fwd: DEFAMATION AGAINST MR. LU HENG :-/)

Omo Oaiya Omo.Oaiya at wacren.net
Mon Jan 10 19:23:35 UTC 2022

On Mon, 10 Jan 2022 at 19:05, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at tristatelogic.com>

> I would propose that -any- participant on -any- AFRINIC mailing list should
> be permitted to send a private email to postmaster at afrinic.net which calls
> into question the legitimacy of any other single participant on any AFRINIC
> mailing list, and that postmaster at afrinic.net would then be obliged to
> make
> appropriate inquiries regarding the reality/legitimacy of that other
> mailing
> list participant, up to and including requiring a copy of that other
> participant's
> passport (with photo) or other government-issued identification document,
> as
> well as a clear and persuasive statement of the basis for that
> participant's
> interest in AFRINIC-related matters.
> In lieu of such reasonable bona fides, the participant's email address
> would
> be blocked (by postmaster at afrinic.net) from making further list posts.
> This is not heavy-handed censorship.  This is merely common sense mailing
> list
> moderation and administration, and I, for one, am frankly appalled by the
> fact
> that whoever is supposed to be administering the mailing lists for AFRINIC
> has
> not already and unilaterally undertaken these obviously necessary steps to
> maintain order.

I support this practical approach.  It has become pointless to respond to
email threads overtaken by faceless minions.

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