[Collisions] OARC Mailing List Cleanup

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Thu Mar 5 22:16:53 UTC 2020

So, after more consideration -- the ICANN NCAP[0] project[1] is underway;
while I suspect that this mailing list is not likely to be useful (other
than as a place for snark :-)), if it isn't hurting anything, perhaps we
should leave it until NCAP wraps up...

[0]: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncap-study-1-2020-02-13-en
[1]: Yes, yes, ATM machine, PIN number, LCD display, etc etc etc...

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM Matthew Pounsett <matt at dns-oarc.net> wrote:

> > On Mar 3, 2020, at 15:38, Wessels, Duane <dwessels at verisign.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm in favor of decommissioning the list, but I would like to see the
> archives remain available.
> I’d have to see if we can figure out a good way to do this.
> The Collisions list is public, as are its archives, but when a list is
> removed it disappears from the list of lists at the main index[1].  Once
> removed from there, although the archives are still reachable, there is no
> longer any link to them, so they’d be hard to find at best.  I expect
> they'd eventually expire from web searches as well, with no way for the
> indexer to get there.
> The only two options I’ve thought of off the top of my head are:
> 1) Add a link somewhere off OARC’s web site.  Not ideal since that’s not
> likely to be the place anyone would go to look.
> 2) Instead of deleting the list, just lock it down, and remove all
> subscribers so that nobody continues to get spammed with subscription
> reminders, etc.
> Matt Pounsett
> DNS-OARC Systems Engineering
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad idea in
the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair of
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