[discuss] limitation of mails per day?

Mawaki Chango kichango at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 10:40:11 UTC 2014

Yes, wouldn't that be awesome? If anyone were to complain about breach of
their freedom of expression because of posting limitation, then what about
the FoE of those who are eager to participate in this (preparatory) process
and get feedback/help on some real Internet policy-related problem they're
struggling with (and which might have a place on the BR meeting agenda) but
just can't do it because they're not at ease to fully express their ideas
in English and they can't even process this volume of email every day while
vacating to their day job (or not)? Is the fact that the English language
is the exclusive human communication means of /1net infringing on their FoE
as well?

Every list - certainly this one - is for a purpose. And as soon as you set
a purpose, you're setting rules, which is normal. For instance, this list
was not set up to decide whether to organize a meeting about internet in
BR, nor whether such meeting should take place -- it will. At best, we
might try to shape its agenda, although I'm not even sure that's the direct
purpose of /1net. But in any event, it is useless to post dozens of emails
saying the BR meeting has no reason of being/ raison d'etre, or asking
governments to come here and tell us what their problem is with the
Internet and why we should attend BR meeting (and BTW, I'd advise in
passing that anyone seriously wanting answers to questions about the
legitimacy/rationale of holding the BR meeting and calling it something IG
would have better chances addressing those questions to Fadi since he/ICANN
is co-convener of the BR meeting than from any government.)


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On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at ccianet.org>wrote:

> I think it is a sensible - and given the volume of this list, pretty much
> essential - measure.
> I know on other lists - Governance, I believe, there's a limit of
> long-standing (is it 3/day?)
> As to it being a breach of freedom of expression, if that's argued I would
> argue against it. After all, you are not prevented from expressing
> yourself, you are simply incentivised to do it more briefly and concisely,
> or to do it tomorrow ;)
> On 3 Jan 2014, at 10:16, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > In one of the thread there was a suggestion to limit the number of mails
> per day per person to make it easy for everyone to follow and prevent few
> and same people to overload the mailing list (the number of 4 was suggested
> but that is disputable). I know some will jump that it is will be breach to
> freedom of expression :-) (which in fact will be somehow true), but frankly
> it is becoming not easy to keep track of everything posted on the list. (I
> have to catchup with 300+ emails after few days off) Can_we/should_we do
> anything at all about that? Thoughts?
> >
> > - a.
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