That still leaves the question: how to you invoke this financial punishment? Prohibit NANOG members from buying their products?
-mel via cell > On Jun 13, 2017, at 10:12 AM, Rich Kulawiec <r...@gsp.org> wrote: > >> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 03:31:46PM +0000, Mel Beckman wrote: >> Sometimes they're ignorant and don't realize they're spamming. > > That excuse stopped being viable sometime in the last century. They know > exactly what they're doing, they're just counting on the prospective > gains to outweigh the prospective losses. If they're right, then the > spamming will not only continue, it will increase. (As we've seen: > over and over and over again.) That's because they don't care about > being professional or responsible or ethical: they only care about profits. > > So the choice is clear: either make it plain to such "people" (if I > may dignify sociopathic filth with that term) that this is absolutely > unacceptable and that it will have serious, immediate, ongoing negative > financial consequences, or do nothing while the problem escalates > indefinitely. > > If you give people the means to hurt you, and they do it, and > you take no action except to continue giving them the means to > hurt you, and they take no action except to keep hurting you, > then one of the ways you can describe the situation is "it isn't > scaling well". > --- Paul Vixie, on NANOG > > ---rsk