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To the people who answer tech questions on this list

I'm never afraid to ask a question, just as long as I've done my homework (due diligence)
and not using this group to do work for me. 

Believe me, this group has helped me tremendously. 

As for LinkedIN, I have nothing against, it, but I don't use it. I don't have an account on it
and not sure I ever want to. I'm already slightly on facebook, and very active on twitter,
so nothing against linkedin, but there's just too many social media websites to keep track of....

Perhaps one day I will give it a try.....



> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:03:59 -0800
> Subject: To the people who answer tech questions on this list
> From: wavetossed at googlemail.com
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> This list serves a number of purposes and one of them is to answer
> technical networking questions. But this list is also not the only
> place that these types of questions are asked. For instance, LinkedIn
> has a Q&A feature where people can ask and answer questions on a wide
> range of topics. Just today I came across this BGP question:
> http://www.linkedin.com/answers/technology/information-technology/computer-networking/TCH_ITS_CNW/792993-20766406
> I would never suggest that LinkedIn could replace the NANOG mailing
> list, but it is an interesting complement to it. There is a NANOG
> group here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=40718 and
> a number of people are using LinkedIn for professional purposes. I
> know many of you tried out Orkut and then migrated to Multiply.com and
> found them lacking. But I would suggest that LinkedIn might be more
> useful, in particular, to provide an entry level tier for questions.
> A lot of NANOG members are rather intimidated to ask questions which
> might seem too beginner and I think that the NANOG group on LinkedIn
> might be a good place to encourage such questions in order to draw out
> more discussion among NANOG members without boosting the mailing list
> traffic.
> What do you think?  (Probably best to answer this on the NANOG group over at...
> --Michael Dillon
> http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13566587