[discuss] limitation of mails per day?

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Mon Jan 6 14:15:49 UTC 2014

In message <E3FE9E4F-40F9-41D2-949B-9D3015F4B378 at afrinic.net>, at 
14:39:52 on Sun, 5 Jan 2014, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> writes

>To prevent this thread to become one of the things we want to avoid, I would like to conclude the discussion

One of the good things about mailing lists is it allows participants to 
time-shift their contributions and not be required to respond in "real 

I'm not sure this spirit is quite upheld by shutting down a thread on a 
Sunday afternoon that only started on Friday morning.

>saying that that idea of limitation does not fly and there has been interesting valid arguments showing that the side effect of such limitation
>to posts may be more detrimental to the discussions, the substance and /1net spirit globally.

The "limitation" proposal was only suggested as a way to get rid of 
vexatious multiple postings in extreme circumstances - it was never an 
idea to reduce the throughput in general. If limitation is not seen as 
the answer to trolls, then the steering committee will perhaps have to 
come up with an alternative solution (even assuming the list members 
require there to be a solution).
Roland Perry

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