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[rpd] Blocks for code of conduct violation

SamiSalih sami at
Fri Aug 4 14:57:43 UTC 2017

Dear Community, 

We appreciate your enthusiasm to participate in the RPD and contribute with your valuable opinions. It’s common in such group of professional people to differ on issues, indeed it helps make the discussion more constructive. 

It’s also common to react passionately since we are dealing with some of the most important resources in our continent. However we are counting on your wisdom to put aside any personal attacks and tolerate comments coming from your colleagues in this community. 

You all know invoking CoC and banning persons from posting is so easy task to implement, but it’s too hard to stop our colleagues from sharing their ideas, indeed we as a community need every single contribution and we believe every post is one of the building blocks in our process. 

Hence, We urge you to utilize this facility effectively but in a nice and respectful way. Perhaps we should have community members volunteer as list monitors to call out infractions of the code of conduct for the purpose of sanctioning all offenders in real time? 

An email will follow to expand on unacceptable behavior and the consequences. 

PDWG Co-chairs 

Dr. Sami Salih | Assistant Professor 
Sudan University of Science and Technology 
Eastern Dum, P.O Box 11111-407 
email: sami.salih at 
Mob: +249122045707 

----- Original Message -----

> From: "Christian Ahiauzu" <christian.ahiauzu at>
> To: "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at>
> Cc: "rpd >> AfriNIC Resource Policy" <rpd at>
> Sent: Friday, August 4, 2017 2:03:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [rpd] Blocks for code of conduct violation

> Thanks. I totally agree with you

> On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Alan Barrett < alan.barrett at >
> wrote:

> > Dear community,

> > It has been brought to my attention that I misinterpreted the words “He is
> > not welcome”. I understood those words as a statement that somebody was not
> > welcome to participate in the RPD list, but others understood them to refer
> > to participation in the Appeal Committee.

> > I am therefore removing the moderation status aginst Marcus Adomey.

> > I fully agree with all the comments about the need for enforcement of the
> > Code of Conduct to be fair. There have been many messages which, in my
> > opinion, violate the code of conduct, but no action has been taken. I took
> > action in this case because I believed it to be more serious than other
> > cases, but I was wrong to see it as more serious than other cases (as I
> > explained above, I misinterpreted “He is not welcome”).

> > The PDWG co-chairs have agreed to enforce the code of conduct in future.

> > Alan Barrett

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