As you will have seen I am standing as a candidate in the Nominet election. As part of my electioneering I made the unfortunate decision to join the UKNOT mailing list a few weeks ago (which seems to be the new nom-steer): http://chilli.nosignal.org/mailman/listinfo/uknot Two days ago I asked a question in regards to the Nominet Strategy Meeting held on the 9th June - the same one I asked on this forum. The self confessed "techies" of UKNOT (many of them core network engineers) which includes many Nominet members then proceeded to hurl abuse at me - much of it unrepeatable here and anti-domainer related. I made it clear that such messages would not be tolerated and will be reported - I've had so many in the past 48 hours it is taking all of my time up. I believe they call this practice a "group kill" - as i've had other people email me off-list saying it has happened to them including someone from the BBC! However despite removing myself from the list earlier today the abuse continues off-list. I have had my election website blog attacked including comments made such as "Do yourself a favour and diaf" and I have also received text messages such as "bloody domainer" - therefore at this point I really am considering going to the Police. Tonight the cabal are having fun on Twitter using my name and brand name: http://twitter.com/whoisnt_search Again much of it unrepeatable here....however I suggest you look at the following/followers list and you will see some familiar faces. Comments continue to be made on Twitter by Nominet members - including an election candidate: http://twitter.com/stevekennedyuk/status/15942124850 Therefore I ask you the question: Should abuse of other members and or election candidates be tolerated amongst the membership? Is it time Nominet had the power to discipline or remove a membership?