Alex Loret de Mola <edgarverona(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> wrote:
Dear Carsten: (And others who feel upset at the recent development)
As someone who's been a (mostly silent, but frequently reading) member
of this mailing list, I can understand your concern. However, can you
propose a better way for them to contact members of the IETF?
This stems from a misunderstanding of IETF process. What they're
doing is indeed "contacting" the IETF to express an opinion, as if
we're a political lobby. IETF decisions don't get made by counting
votes, as you know. There's no value in having lots and lots of
people write to say essentially the same thing - it just annoys list
members, but doesn't actually contribute to the discussion.
If people want to *participate in discussion* they can *subscribe*.
If people want to *raise new points to be discussed* then a well
thought out message raising those new points would be called for.
It does not need to be repeated 50 times. Two or three is enough :)
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