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Re: Possible RFC 3683 PR-action

2008-03-25 10:07:04
At 12:02 -0400 3/25/08, Melinda Shore wrote:
On 3/25/08 11:57 AM, "Michael Thomas" <mat(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com> wrote:
 So I've never met you, Noel. And I certainly don't have any reason to
 believe that this email I'm responding to wasn't forged. How do I know
 that you're not a dog?

Reputation system.

Where I lose interest in this conversation is when I ask "what does 
it matter who made the point?"

Everyone now and then makes good points and lousy points.  If you 
never make bad points, you aren't trying hard enough.  (Borrowing a 
phrase from a colleague nearing retirement about the "No Fear" logos 
on the backs of trucks - "No Fear?  Kids today just don't try hard 

When I come across email that doesn't make sense, I ignore it if it's 
not worth a reply.  Delete.  That's simple to do.  Yes, I do note a 
higher incidence of worthless points sourced from particular email 
addresses but it's the point that counts, not the source.

I shudder to think that a reputation system is what the IETF relies 
upon, especially since we don't authenticate those posting messages. 
Engineering isn't about what pundits think.
Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

Never confuse activity with progress.  Activity pays more.
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