Its meant to be funny but its not.
The current IETF process has two types of RFCs: standards track
documents and other RFCs (e.g., informational, experimental, FYIs).
The intent of the standards track documents is clear, and culminates
in an official Internet Standard. Informational RFCs can be
published on a less formal basis, subject to the reasonable
constraints of the RFC Editor. Informational RFCs are not subject to
peer review and carry no significance whatsoever within the IETF
Except that very few (less than hundred out of 8000 published to date) are ever standardised.
The IETF currently has no mechanism or means of publishing documents
that express its deep concern about something important, but
otherwise contain absolutely no useful information whatsoever. This
document creates a new subseries of RFCs, entitled, IETF Statements
Of Boredom (SOBs). The SOB process is similar to that of the normal
standards track. The SOB is submitted to the IAB, the IRSG, the
IESG, the SOB Editor (Morpheus), and the Academie Francais for
review, analysis, reproduction in triplicate, translation into ASN.1,
and distribution to Internet insomniacs. However, once everyone has
approved the document by falling asleep over it, the process ends and
the document is discarded. The resulting vacuum is viewed as having
the technical approval of the IETF, but it is not, and cannot become,
an official Internet Standard.
While this is meant to be a April Fools, its an accurate summary of systeamic problems with the IETF extant since 1993 and still a problem today.
RFC 1438 – Internet Engineering Task Force Statements Of Boredom (SOBs) : https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1438