DNS: Reasonable limits to discussion

DNS: Reasonable limits to discussion

From: Luke Carruthers <lukec§iia.net.au>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 09:51:09 +1000
A note to users of this list:

dns&#167;iia.net.au is intended for discussion of Australian DNS issues. 

There have been a number of complaints lately concerning the nature and
level of debate on this list. This has lead us to to consider a form of
semi-moderation which is designed to encourage standards of propriety that
will maintain the value of the list to bona fide subscribers.

We have therefore formulated three rules which we ask subscribers to follow
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1. basic levels of courtesy should be observed - personal attacks on other
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2. contributors should avoid undue repetition of arguments; once the basic
point is made it need not be reiterated or elaborated on ad nauseum.

3. discussion should be confined to issues directly relating to the DNS
situation in Australia including policy, commercial implications, and
options; there are other lists available for more generalised discussion,
or for discussion relating specifically to other areas of the DNS, as
opposed to the DNS in Australia.

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feel that it will be an improvement over the existing situation. Additional
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Luke Carruthers
Acting Chair, ADNA
Secretary, IIA
Received on Tue Jun 23 1998 - 10:22:10 UTC

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