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[rpd] Opposing the last call made on the review policy

Boubakar Barry boubakarbarry at
Mon Dec 3 14:59:09 UTC 2018

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 2:53 PM Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:

> > On Dec 3, 2018, at 05:07, Boubakar Barry <boubakarbarry at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Members of this Community,
> >
> > I think it's unfair to threaten PDP Co-Chairs and ultimately AFRINIC for
> decisions taken in the best of Co-Chairs' knowledge and judgement.
> Please point to the threat? Nobody has made a threat to the Co-chairs. We
> have requested that they reverse an error. Nothing more. We have stated
> that if they do not reverse that error, we will have to avail ourselves of
> the documented appeal process. This is not a threat. No harm comes to the
> Co-chairs from the appellate process.
> >
> > They are volunteers, not paid by AFRINIC, and they spend a lot of their
> time serving the community.
> >
> > I am not saying that people cannot challenge their decisions, but
> instead of harassing them, a bit of appreciation and decency would not harm.
> Again, I don’t see harassment or threats... I see polite discourse asking
> them to reverse their error and documenting the fact that we will appeal if
> they don’t do so.
> I appreciate the job they do. I’ve been doing the equivalent job in
> another region for more than a decade now. I’m well aware of the time and
> effort required and I know well how the job should be done.

Congrats. But don't try to impose to our Co-Chairs and this community how
_you_ think the job should be done.

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