[arin-ppml] Mail postings from Joe Baptista held pending AUP Committee review

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sun Jan 17 09:56:02 EST 2010

On Jan 17, 2010, at 9:24 AM, Not Doctor X wrote:


Thank you for your clarification concerning ARIN policy at the AUP. As a judicial or administrative process it merits the classification status of "star chamber" which see reference: http://bit.ly/7j7UZu

As you have confirmed John the AUP Committee may act in secret "and no notice is required before or after". This is unacceptable with respect to the allegations against me made here by you. Being that I have in some way caused the disruption of civil order and decorum on the mailing lists.

Kindly ask the star chamber to detail what it is I have done that violated the AUP and I will apologist and promise never to do it again. But please don't keep my offense a secret. I demand the decision of the AUP concerning me be made public for all to see and admire and to assist me in making a proper signed apology. In other words I put you to the strict proof thereof.

I also remind the star committee that it is I who has been libeled, slandered and defamed on an ARIN mailing list. And now I have been silenced? I think thats a bad omen and the action taken may be considered defamatory. I ask that the committee kindly consider that they may be contributing to further defamation of my character by their current actions.

Furthermore I apologize for posting to the list when it is clear now to me that I should not have posted. I hold John Curran and the AUP Committee responsible for my actions in this. It is impossible to follow rules or rulings when they are kept secret from the person whom the ruling applies to. This has always been a problem with star chambers and secrecy.

kindest regards
joe baptista

Joe -

  The AUP Committee performs the single focused administrative role of
  providing oversight to the staff process of AUP administration and is made
  up of both representatives of two elected bodies (Board of Trustees & ARIN
  Advisory Council) as well as one member appointed at large.  It is not a
  judicial body in any sense; such remain available to you (and ARIN) if
  they prove necessary.

  On January 9th, you were informed specifically that your messages regarding
  Chris Mettin/GQHS were off-topic for the PPML list (see attached).  Since
  that warning, you have repeatedly posted additional emails on that topic and
  unrelated to the Internet number resource policy.  The ARIN Mailing Lists
  serve as a forum for particular subject matter and must remain focused on
  those topics to be useful to the community.  The lists do not serve as your
  personal forum; please take your posts not directly related to number resource
  policy elsewhere.  As noted, if you wish to correspond with the committee,
  you may contact the Chair or send email to the "aupabuse at arin.net<mailto:aupabuse at arin.net>" email
  address which will also reach them.

Thank you,

John Curran
President and CEO


Begin forwarded message:

From: John Curran <jcurran at arin.net<mailto:jcurran at arin.net>>
Date: January 9, 2010 9:12:49 PM EST
To: Joe Baptista <baptista at publicroot.org<mailto:baptista at publicroot.org>>
Cc: arin ppml <ppml at arin.net<mailto:ppml at arin.net>>
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Christopher Mettin

On Jan 8, 2010, at 8:36 AM, Joe Baptista wrote:


First a belated thank you for the update from the AUP committee on Christopher Mettin the representative of the Gymnasium Querfurt High School.

I have recently sent a formal notice to Christopher's principle Dr. Daumer demanding an apology for Christopher's defamatory comments against myself in which I requested a further apology be made by the school to the members here.

FYI the letter in PDF can be seen at the following URL


kindest regards
joe baptista

Joe -

To the extent that you consider it your duty to keep the community informed in this matter, please consider that duty fully discharged at this point.

It would be best if all would refrain from further email on this topic on the PPML list, as it is not relevant to the formation of public number resource policy.


John Curran
President and CEO

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