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    ICANNwatch ? Tough on ICANN ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 10 2004, @08:28AM (#13158)
    ICANNwatch is not tough on ICANN. ICANNwatch is an integral part of the ICANN team. One could go into detail about who the people are behind ICANNwatch and find out that they are some of the same people who created ICANN. Those people depend on ICANN and the money it supplies, even if it is supplied via obscur indirect channels.
    Take away ICANN and there is no need for an ICANNwatch. The funding stops. As long as people continue to put coins into the Internet slots, there will be people on the other side collecting those coins and passing some percentage to the other insiders.

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    Re:ICANNwatch ? Tough on ICANN ?
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday March 10 2004, @11:13AM (#13159)
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    There is one true line in the above: "Take away ICANN and there is no need for an ICANNwatch." The rest, AFAIK, is pretty much rubbish.

    Certainly I receive no money from anyone to do this. I got some support to pay my expenses to one ICANN meeting several years ago. ICANNWatch had a grant that paid programming costs to move the site to slash. None of it ends up in my pocket.
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    Re:ICANNwatch ? Tough on ICANN ?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday March 10 2004, @07:43PM (#13167)
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    I have well over 100 submissions and 1000 comments on ICANNWatch over the last few years (I know the site so well that I can't find the stats page with both hands, but then I'm not an editor). I have been a consistent (and hopefully, please take note, non-criptic) critic of ICANN throughout their existence, although I receive no funding either way. I have found zero reason to distrust the integtity of the editors of ICANNWatch throughout that time, so if you have one shred of evidence to the contrary please be so kind as to post it here or STFU.

    I do admit I have noted the editors' annoying habit of installing software that automatically mods down the wisdom of mouth breathers who can't figure out how to use a webform to give themselves an anonymous moniker (is that what's called a moniker lewinsky? do you smoke afterwards?), but even in the death penalty happy USA I hope that the Foist Amendment will render you harmless.

    BTW I admit that dictionary.com [dictionary.com] is an obscure site where few know that you can check out the obscure spelling of words like obscur, so please feel free to use a dictionary instead. Trolling still giving me such a headache. -g

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