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Since the creation of the news.answers newsgroup, the amount of
material appearing in it has risen dramatically.  The postings
currently appearing in the group are both many and varied in topic.
This has led to some problems:

1) Some sites do not want to carry news.answers because it is too
large.  Although it is true that this problem can, to some extent, be
avoided by asking feeds to put "!news.answers" in their sys files, so
that only articles cross-posted to news.answers (and therefore not
taking up additional space in the news spool) are fed, some
administrators are not knowledgeable enough to know about this or do
not want to go to the trouble.

2) The amount of traffic in the group is large enough that some users
are finding it difficult to actively read the group in order to "find
out what's out there" on the net.  The ability for people to actually
read the newsgroup on a day-to-day basis was one of the purposes
outlined in the newsgroup's charter, so if the ability to do this is
being challenged, there is reason to be concerned.

3) Some users and administrators are disturbed by the mingling of
periodic postings of many different sorts in the newsgroup.  In the
extreme, for example, I have received complaints from some users who
find some of the postings in news.answers "offensive" and have asked
me to withdraw my permission for those postings to appear in the
newsgroup.

4) The burden on me as the moderator of news.answers has increased.
Although it is certainly not yet unbearable, it's getting there.

Several people have suggested, as a solution to this problem, the
creation of separate "answers" newsgroups for each newsgroup
hierarchy.  Periodic postings would be cross-posted to the "answers"
newsgroups of the hierarchies of their "home" newsgroups, in addition
to being cross-posted to news.answers (for example, an FAQ posting for
the "comp.foo" newsgroup would be cross-posted to news.answers and
comp.answers in addition to comp.foo).  Then, people could choose to
read one or more of the single-hierarchy "answers" newsgroups, or to
news.answers.  Furthermore, administrators could choose to receive a
subset of the "answers" newsgroups.

These proposals have taken two forms: either (a) create "rec.answers",
"comp.answers", etc., or (b) create "news.answers.comp",
"news.answers.rec", etc.  Both have advantages and disadvantages.  The
former has the advantage of isolating periodic postings in the
hierarchies in which they are most relevant; the latter has the
advantage of putting all of the "answers" newsgroups in one place, so
that they are easy to find or to filter out of news feeds.

Another suggestion has been to not actually officially create the
"answers" newsgroups.  Instead, periodic posting authors could simply
list the relevant "virtual" newsgroups in their Newsgroups lines, and
then administrators who wish to store periodic postings could create
the newsgroups locally.  This has the advantage of not requiring an
official Usenet vote to create the groups, and of allowing
administrators to choose which of the "answers" groups they want
simply by creating them.  Disadvantages include that many
administrators won't bother, that if the names are not officially
created, they are not officially "reserved" and therefore might be
used later for something else (although that is doubtful), and that
some sites will have a problem with postings to newsgroups that do not
exist.

My personal preference is to hold a call for votes to create *.answers
groups for all of the mainstream hierarchies, with the moderators for
those groups initially the same as the moderator for news.answers
(i.e., me), although the work may later be divided among multiple
moderators (I'd certainly like to see that happen :-).

Please comment in news.groups about this.
-- 
Jonathan Kamens                                         [email protected]
MIT Information Systems/Athena              Moderator, news.answers

From [email protected] Thu Nov 19 14:46:03 1992
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			What the vote is about

  This is a CALL FOR VOTES on the proposal to create the following
moderated newsgroups:

	comp.answers
	misc.answers
	rec.answers
	sci.answers
	soc.answers
	talk.answers

The charters of these newsgroups will be identical to the charter of
news.answers, with the addition that each of these newsgroups will
contain only periodic informational postings that are also posted to
other newsgroups in the same hierarchy (e.g., the "comp.answers"
newsgroups would contain only postings that appear in at least one
other "comp" newsgroup).

  The charter of news.answers, from the "Introduction to the
news.answers newsgroup" posting, is as follows:

>			What is news.answers?
>
>  The news.answers newsgroup serves as a repository in which periodic
>informational postings (a.k.a "Frequently Asked Questions" postings,
>or "FAQs") from other newsgroups are posted.
>
>  Although it's difficult to say exactly what qualifies as an FAQ that
>belongs in news.answers, the basic description is, "any posting which
>answers common questions and is meant to be read by humans beings."
>Furthermore, FAQs cross-posted in news.answers should have meaningful
>subject lines.  For example, an FAQ for rec.chess should have a
>subject line saying something like "chess Frequently Asked Questions
>(FAQ)," rather than just "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)."
>
>  For example, the comp.unix.questions "Frequently Asked Questions
>about Unix - with Answers [Monthly posting]" and the
>news.announce.newusers "Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on
>Netiquette" belong in news.answers, as does the README file from
>comp.mail.maps.  However, the comp.mail.maps map postings and the
>readership statistics from news.lists do not.
>
>  FAQ postings from any hierarchy that travels using "USENET
>mechanisms" can be cross-posted to news.answers (i.e. news.answers is
>not limited to postings from the comp, sci, misc, soc, talk, news and
>rec hierarchies).  If an FAQ maintainer feels that his (and I mean
>that "his" in a completely politically correct, gender-neutral way, so
>don't bother complaining about it) posting is of interest only to
>people in its home hierarchy, then he can (try to) restrict the
>distribution of the FAQ using the Distribution mechanism; if he feels
>that it is of more general interest, he can avoid any Distribution
>restrictions, in which case the FAQ might receive a wider distribution
>that most postings in the hierarchy.  This is a pretty reasonable
>thing, considering that FAQs are often considered the "distilled
>wisdom" of a newsgroup or group of newsgroups, so a single FAQ from a
>hierarchy might be of wider interest than the hierarchy as a whole.
>
>  Where there is an ambiguity, I will decide whether or not a posting
>belongs in the newsgroup.
>
>  There are several reasons why this newsgroup exists.  They include:
>
>* It is easier for site administrators to keep FAQs around for a long
>  time if they are all cross-posted to one newsgroup....
>  Administrators can make the maximum expire time for news.answers
>  very long, instead of making every newsgroup with FAQs in it have a
>  long maximum expire time.
>
>* It is easier for sites that archive FAQs to generate their archives,
>  since they will need to watch just one newsgroup rather than
>  scanning the entire news spool.
>
>* It provides a "quick reference" for users, in several different
>  respects.  Users who want to browse through the various FAQs that
>  the USENET has to offer can do so in just one newsgroup.  Users who
>  want to find an FAQ from a particular newsgroup but don't know its
>  subject can search for that newsgroup in the headers of the articles
>  in news.answers.
>
>* Software for retrieving FAQs can also be simplified to use
>  news.answers as the basis for FAQ searches.

These newsgroups are being proposed in order to make it easier for
users to choose which FAQs they will and will not read, and to make it
easier for administrators to choose which FAQs will be fed to their
sites and which will not.

  Initially, these newsgroups will be moderated by the moderator of
news.answers (i.e., by me).  Eventually, I hope to find others to
moderate some of the newsgroups -- I will develop a mechanism for the
multiple moderators working together to keep the *.answers newsgroups
consistent while dividing the labor between them.

  Note that news.answers will continue to exist in its current form,
i.e, ALL PERIODIC POSTINGS WILL CONTINUE TO APPEAR IN NEWS.ANSWERS,
even the ones that are cross-posted to other *.answers newsgroups as
well.

  In addition to the newsgroups being voted on here, other *.answers
newsgroups will probably be created in some alternative and regional
hierarchies (for example, alt.answers).  However, those groups are not
being considered here because new groups in other hierarchies are not
created using the guidelines under which this vote is being held.


			     How to vote

  In order to vote for or against this newsgroup, you must send a mail
message to the address [email protected] (if you reply
via mail to this message, your mail will be directed to that address).
If your site does not understand that address, you might try:

	mail-server%[email protected]
	mit-athena!pit-manager.mit.edu!mail-server
	uunet!pit-manager.mit.edu!mail-server

If none of these addresses works, talk to someone at your site who can
help you address the mail properly.  Posted votes will not be counted.
Votes mailed to the poster of this message will not be counted.

  Your mail should contain in its body one line for each vote you want
to cast.  The line should be in the format "vote newsgroup myvote",
where "newsgroup" is the name of the newsgroup for which you are
voting and "myvote" is either "yes", "no" or "abstain".  To vote
easily, you can cut-and-paste the following lines and replace the
string MYVOTE at the end of each with the vote you want to cast:

	vote comp.answers MYVOTE
	vote misc.answers MYVOTE
	vote rec.answers MYVOTE
	vote sci.answers MYVOTE
	vote soc.answers MYVOTE
	vote talk.answers MYVOTE

A vote of "yes" indicates approval of the newsgroup.  A vote of "no"
indicates opposition to it.  A vote of "abstain" cancels any previous
vote for or against it.

  Multiple votes from the same person should be sent from the same
address, although they do not have to be sent in one E-mail message.
If multiple votes for a particular group are received from the same
person, the last vote received for that group is the only one counted.

  You should receive a response to your vote, acknowledging its
receipt, within two days.  If you do not, or if you have some other
problem with voting, you can get help by sending mail to
[email protected]


			     When to vote

  Votes received between the date in the header of this message and
Sat Dec 20 23:59:59 GMT 1992 will be counted.  At least one mass
acknowledgement and repeat call for votes will be posted during the
voting period.
-- 
Jonathan Kamens                                         [email protected]
MIT Information Systems/Athena              Moderator, news.answers

From [email protected] Fri Dec  4 16:15:27 1992
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Archive-name: news-answers/administrivia

  This is a repeat call for votes and a mass vote acknowledgement for
the vote to create new *.answers newsgroups.  The first section below
is a copy of the original CFV text.  The second section is a list of
people whose votes have been received so far.

		      *************************

			What the vote is about

  This is a CALL FOR VOTES on the proposal to create the following
moderated newsgroups:

	comp.answers
	misc.answers
	rec.answers
	sci.answers
	soc.answers
	talk.answers

The charters of these newsgroups will be identical to the charter of
news.answers, with the addition that each of these newsgroups will
contain only periodic informational postings that are also posted to
other newsgroups in the same hierarchy (e.g., the "comp.answers"
newsgroups would contain only postings that appear in at least one
other "comp" newsgroup).

  The charter of news.answers, from the "Introduction to the
news.answers newsgroup" posting, is as follows:

>			What is news.answers?
>
>  The news.answers newsgroup serves as a repository in which periodic
>informational postings (a.k.a "Frequently Asked Questions" postings,
>or "FAQs") from other newsgroups are posted.
>
>  Although it's difficult to say exactly what qualifies as an FAQ that
>belongs in news.answers, the basic description is, "any posting which
>answers common questions and is meant to be read by humans beings."
>Furthermore, FAQs cross-posted in news.answers should have meaningful
>subject lines.  For example, an FAQ for rec.chess should have a
>subject line saying something like "chess Frequently Asked Questions
>(FAQ)," rather than just "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)."
>
>  For example, the comp.unix.questions "Frequently Asked Questions
>about Unix - with Answers [Monthly posting]" and the
>news.announce.newusers "Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on
>Netiquette" belong in news.answers, as does the README file from
>comp.mail.maps.  However, the comp.mail.maps map postings and the
>readership statistics from news.lists do not.
>
>  FAQ postings from any hierarchy that travels using "USENET
>mechanisms" can be cross-posted to news.answers (i.e. news.answers is
>not limited to postings from the comp, sci, misc, soc, talk, news and
>rec hierarchies).  If an FAQ maintainer feels that his (and I mean
>that "his" in a completely politically correct, gender-neutral way, so
>don't bother complaining about it) posting is of interest only to
>people in its home hierarchy, then he can (try to) restrict the
>distribution of the FAQ using the Distribution mechanism; if he feels
>that it is of more general interest, he can avoid any Distribution
>restrictions, in which case the FAQ might receive a wider distribution
>that most postings in the hierarchy.  This is a pretty reasonable
>thing, considering that FAQs are often considered the "distilled
>wisdom" of a newsgroup or group of newsgroups, so a single FAQ from a
>hierarchy might be of wider interest than the hierarchy as a whole.
>
>  Where there is an ambiguity, I will decide whether or not a posting
>belongs in the newsgroup.
>
>  There are several reasons why this newsgroup exists.  They include:
>
>* It is easier for site administrators to keep FAQs around for a long
>  time if they are all cross-posted to one newsgroup....
>  Administrators can make the maximum expire time for news.answers
>  very long, instead of making every newsgroup with FAQs in it have a
>  long maximum expire time.
>
>* It is easier for sites that archive FAQs to generate their archives,
>  since they will need to watch just one newsgroup rather than
>  scanning the entire news spool.
>
>* It provides a "quick reference" for users, in several different
>  respects.  Users who want to browse through the various FAQs that
>  the USENET has to offer can do so in just one newsgroup.  Users who
>  want to find an FAQ from a particular newsgroup but don't know its
>  subject can search for that newsgroup in the headers of the articles
>  in news.answers.
>
>* Software for retrieving FAQs can also be simplified to use
>  news.answers as the basis for FAQ searches.

These newsgroups are being proposed in order to make it easier for
users to choose which FAQs they will and will not read, and to make it
easier for administrators to choose which FAQs will be fed to their
sites and which will not.

  Initially, these newsgroups will be moderated by the moderator of
news.answers (i.e., by me).  Eventually, I hope to find others to
moderate some of the newsgroups -- I will develop a mechanism for the
multiple moderators working together to keep the *.answers newsgroups
consistent while dividing the labor between them.

  Note that news.answers will continue to exist in its current form,
i.e, ALL PERIODIC POSTINGS WILL CONTINUE TO APPEAR IN NEWS.ANSWERS,
even the ones that are cross-posted to other *.answers newsgroups as
well.

  In addition to the newsgroups being voted on here, other *.answers
newsgroups will probably be created in some alternative and regional
hierarchies (for example, alt.answers).  However, those groups are not
being considered here because new groups in other hierarchies are not
created using the guidelines under which this vote is being held.


			     How to vote

  In order to vote for or against this newsgroup, you must send a mail
message to the address [email protected] (if you reply
via mail to this message, your mail will be directed to that address).
If your site does not understand that address, you might try:

	mail-server%[email protected]
	mit-athena!pit-manager.mit.edu!mail-server
	uunet!pit-manager.mit.edu!mail-server

If none of these addresses works, talk to someone at your site who can
help you address the mail properly.  Posted votes will not be counted.
Votes mailed to the poster of this message will not be counted.

  Your mail should contain in its body one line for each vote you want
to cast.  The line should be in the format "vote newsgroup myvote",
where "newsgroup" is the name of the newsgroup for which you are
voting and "myvote" is either "yes", "no" or "abstain".  To vote
easily, you can cut-and-paste the following lines and replace the
string MYVOTE at the end of each with the vote you want to cast:

	vote comp.answers MYVOTE
	vote misc.answers MYVOTE
	vote rec.answers MYVOTE
	vote sci.answers MYVOTE
	vote soc.answers MYVOTE
	vote talk.answers MYVOTE

A vote of "yes" indicates approval of the newsgroup.  A vote of "no"
indicates opposition to it.  A vote of "abstain" cancels any previous
vote for or against it.

  Multiple votes from the same person should be sent from the same
address, although they do not have to be sent in one E-mail message.
If multiple votes for a particular group are received from the same
person, the last vote received for that group is the only one counted.

  You should receive a response to your vote, acknowledging its
receipt, within two days.  If you do not, or if you have some other
problem with voting, you can get help by sending mail to
[email protected]


			     When to vote

  Votes received between the date in the header of this message and
Sat Dec 20 23:59:59 GMT 1992 will be counted.  At least one mass
acknowledgement and repeat call for votes will be posted during the
voting period.

		      *************************

  The following is a list of people for whom votes have been received
as of 10PM GMT on December 2.  On the left of each line is the address
>from which votes were received, and on the right is a series of dots
indicating which votes. 

                                                            talk.answers------+
                                                            soc.answers------+|
                                                            sci.answers-----+||
                                                            rec.answers----+|||
                                                            misc.answers--+||||
                                                            comp.answers-+|||||
									 vvvvvv
[email protected] (Arthur Rubin)                              .. .
[email protected] (Steve Adams)                                             ......
[email protected] (Andre Lehovich)                                         ......
[email protected] (Alan Rollow - Alan's Home for Wayward Tumbleweeds.)......
[email protected] (Alan Baxter)                                           ......
[email protected] (Allan Poindexter)                                  ......
[email protected] (Anders Hallberg)                        ......
[email protected]                                            ......
Gary Ansok                                              ......
[email protected]                                                   ......
[email protected] (Vincent Archer)                              ......
Arne Henrik Juul                                  ......
[email protected]                                                ......
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Tony Zamora                                      ......
[email protected] (Brian Button)                                  ......
[email protected] (Brian Court)                                             ......
[email protected] (Carlo Baffa)                                     ......
[email protected] (J.D. Baldwin)                           ......
[email protected]                                       ......
Bengt Larsson                                       ......
[email protected]                                                       ......
[email protected] (Better than a sharp stick in the eye.)           ......
[email protected] (Brian Smithson)                                 ......
[email protected]09.z1.fidonet.org (Bruce Feist)                       ....
Bryan Cardoza                                  ......
[email protected] (Judith Bush)                             ......
Alexander EICHENER                      ......
Carl                                             ......
[email protected]                                                 ......
Charles Shub                                 ......
[email protected] (Sudarshan S. Chawathe)                             ......
[email protected] (Chip Salzenberg)                                           ......
Chris Johnston                                    ......
Christophe Wolfhugel            ......
Christopher Davis                                           ......
Clive Newall                                  ......
Chris Marble                               ......
"Ofer Inbar"                                  ......
[email protected] (Randy Coulman)                                   ......
[email protected]                                                ......
[email protected] (Clare West)                                       ......
[email protected] (Daniel S. Lewart)                                     ......
[email protected] (Paulo da Costa 42147)                            ......
[email protected] (Dawn Whiteside)                                       ......
[email protected]                                               ......
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[email protected] (Dave Brooks)                                               ......
[email protected] (Doug Osborn)                                        .. .
[email protected] (Doug Eastick)                           ......
[email protected] (Eduardo Rodriguez)                      ......
[email protected] (Ed McGuire)                                   ......
Ephraim Vishniac                                      ......
Greg Franklin                                ......
David John Kunz                               ......
William C Fenner                                      ......
[email protected]                                               ......
[email protected]                                             ......
[email protected] (^ILeon Frederick - DSB^I)                          ...
Geoff Allen                                      . ..
[email protected] (MargAret D. Gibbs)                                    ......
[email protected] (Greg Black)                                       .. .
Gerben 'P' Vos                                           ......
[email protected]                                                ......
[email protected] (Stephen Graham)                                ......
[email protected] (Greg Faulk)                                               ......
[email protected] (Bernd Grether (sorescu))......
[email protected]                                                          ......
[email protected] (Ron Heiby)                                        ......
[email protected] (Heiko Schlichting)                    ......
[email protected] (Vera Heinau)                         ......
B.J.  19-Nov-1992 1750                     ......
[email protected] (Herve Schauer)                                   ......
[email protected] (Edward J. Huff)                                 ......
[email protected] (Ian Lance Taylor)                                          ......
Ian Rogers                                       ......
[email protected] (Josh Smith)                                ......
Irving_Wolfe                                 ......
[email protected] (Ian Jackson)                                          ......
J Lee Jaap                                       ......
[email protected] (Mark James)                                     ......
[email protected] (Jan Isley)                                        ......
John Bartol                                        ......
[email protected] (jeremy bettis)                                      .... .
Juergen Christoffel                                      ......
John DiMarco                                        ......
[email protected] (John Duncan)                                    ......
[email protected] (Jonathan Monsarrat)                                    ......
[email protected] (John Harkin)                                                 ......
[email protected] (John Hawkinson)                                         ....
"Jonathan I. Kamens"                            ......
James Mathiesen                                   ......
[email protected] (J J Farrell)                                         ......
Jay Maynard                                ......
[email protected] (Joe Smith)                                        ......
                                             ......
[email protected]                                               ......
[email protected]                                                         ......
Lord Yak Da Hairy                               ......
Jonathan Gowland                             ......
[email protected] (Jim Atkinson)                                     ......
[email protected] (Blackwell James R)                                      .....
[email protected] (Peter Kaminski)                                     ......
"Neeran M. Karnik"                                    ......
[email protected]                                                           ......
Kelly Derek Deyoe                                       ......
[email protected] (Kees Hendrikse)                             ......
[email protected] (Kevin McCarty)                                           ... ..
[email protected] (Bill Konrad)                                  ......
Karleenus Schwartz Davis                 ......
[email protected]                                                     ......
[email protected]                       ......
[email protected] (Mark Linimon)                                      ......
Lisa Bjarke                                   ......
[email protected] (Larry W. Virden, x2487)                                   ......
Danny Schwendener                                ......
Magnus Olsson                                         ......
Jeff Makey                                            ......
[email protected]                                               ......
[email protected] (Markus Witt)                                       ......
[email protected]                                                   ......
[email protected] (Mark Atwood)                                ......
[email protected] (Malcolm Mladenovic)                                  ......
Dan McDonald                                    ......
[email protected] (Alayne McGregor)                                    ......
Martha Gunnarson                                             .. ...
[email protected] (Marc G. Frank)                                      ......
Magnus Holmberg                                      ......
[email protected]                                                   ......
[email protected] (Michael Shields)         ......
Martin Merry                                        ......
Michael Quinn                          ......
[email protected] (Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS)                                  ......
Monty Solomon                                       ......
[email protected] (Stephen Cristol)                          ......
[email protected] (David Muir Sharnoff)                           ......
Melissa Wauford                                 ......
Helge Nareid                                         ......
[email protected]                                                    ......
Ommund Oegaard                                      ......
"M. Otto"                                         ......
Peter Craig                                      ......
[email protected] (Pierre Asselin)                                           ......
[email protected] (Phil Earnhardt)                                         ......
Paul Wells                                    ......
[email protected]                                               ......
[email protected] (Paul E. Hoffman)                                   ......
[email protected] (Pierre Uszynski)                         ......
prc                                                   ......
Paul W Schleck KD3FU                          ......
Pirawat Watanapongse                                    ......
Joshua Randall                                  ......
ron c carman                                       ......
[email protected] (Richard E. Depew)                                 ......
[email protected]                                                    ......
[email protected] (Roger H. Brown)                                        ......
[email protected] (Richard Pawlowicz)                                 ......
[email protected] (Richard M. Mathews)                        ......
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)                         ......
[email protected] (Patricia O Tuama)                                   ......
[email protected] (Robert K Nichols)                                .
[email protected] (Brenda J. Roder)                                  ......
[email protected] (Roger Holst)                                  ......
[email protected] (Ron Romero)                                        ......
Eric Rossing                                        ......
[email protected] (Tom Rowan)                                     ......
[email protected] (Ralph Levan)                                               ......
[email protected] (Rich Kulawiec)                                 ......
[email protected] (Rich Thomson)                                       ......
[email protected]                                                        ......
[email protected] (rodrigo vanegas)                                        ......
[email protected] (Rod Whitby)                                ......
[email protected] (Sam Falkner)                                ......
[email protected] (Sarel Lugtenburg)                                ......
[email protected]                                                        ......
Saul Tannenbaum                                  ......
[email protected] (Scott Hazen Mueller)                             ......
[email protected] (Lynda L. True)                                ......
sim[email protected] (Simona Nass)                                           ......
[email protected] (Stephen Joseph Smith)                                ......
Seth the Lesser                            ......
Jason Hunsaker                                         ......
[email protected] (Wim Slootmans)                                  .  ..
Marc Moorcroft                                   .  . .
[email protected] (Mikael Parknert)                                   ......
[email protected] (Sridhar Venkataraman)                        ......
[email protected] (Steve Rogers)                                       ......
Stefan Linnemann                     ......
Stephan Niemz                                 ......
Stephen Hebditch                             ......
[email protected] (Stu Labovitz)                                  ......
[email protected]                                              ......
Morten Tandle                                        ......
[email protected] (Tim Frost)                                         ......
Timothy VanFosson                                   ......
[email protected]                                                          ......
[email protected]                                        ......
[email protected] (Tony Mountifield)                                  ......
[email protected] (Tony DeBari)                                     ......
"Tony (T.) Rice"                                           ......
Tim Pierce                                    ......
[email protected]                                                  ......
[email protected] (Carol Wang)                                      .  ...
[email protected] (Werner Uhrig)                                      ......
[email protected] (John Werner)                                    ......
[email protected] (Lars Wirzenius)                                 ......
[email protected] (Willem Jan Withagen)                                  ..
[email protected]                                               ......
(The Crossjammer)                             ......
"Yvonne Y. Yang"                          ......
-- 
Jonathan Kamens                                         [email protected]
MIT Information Systems/Athena              Moderator, news.answers

From [email protected] Wed Jan  6 21:02:57 1993
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From: [email protected] (Jonathan I. Kamens)
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Archive-name: news-answers/administrivia

  The voting period for votes on comp.answers, misc.answers,
rec.answers, sci.answers, soc.answers, and talk.answers is over.  The
results are as follows:

  Group               Yes votes  No votes  Difference  % yes votes  Passes?

  comp.answers              258        27         231         90.5  PASS   
  misc.answers              246        28         218         89.8  PASS   
  rec.answers               241        31         210         88.6  PASS   
  sci.answers               251        27         224         90.3  PASS   
  soc.answers               240        29         211         89.2  PASS   
  talk.answers              232        35         197         86.9  PASS   

All six votes have succeeded, and barring any successful challenges to
the votes, newgroup messages for them will be sent out by David
Lawrence.

  As concluded during the discussion phase previous to the vote, the
moderator of news.answers (i.e., me) will initially moderate all of
these groups.  However, I am interested in volunteers to help moderate
them, so that the work can be divided among more than one person.  If
you are interested, please contact me.

  Note that both posted CFVs contained an error in the deadline for
voting.  They said, "Votes received between the date in the header of
this message and Sat Dec 20 23:59:59 GMT 1992 will be counted."
December 20 was Sunday, not Saturday.  However, this error did not
affect the outcome of the vote either way, since no votes were
received on December 20.

  The following is a list of voters.  In the vote columns, 'Y'
indicates a yes vote, 'N' a no vote, and 'A' an abstention.

                                                           talk.answers------+
                                                           soc.answers------+|
                                                           sci.answers-----+||
                                                           rec.answers----+|||
                                                           misc.answers--+||||
                                                           comp.answers-+|||||
                                                                        vvvvvv
Ismo Peltonen <@fuug.fi:[email protected]>               YYYYYY
Andrew Henry                                  YAYYAA
[email protected] (Arthur Rubin)                             NYAYAA
Albert Crosby                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Steve Adams)                                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Andre Lehovich)                                        YYYYYY
Alan Thew                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Alan Rollow - Alan's Home for Wayward          YYYYYY
  Tumbleweeds.)
[email protected] (Alan Baxter)                                          YYYYYY
[email protected] (Allan Poindexter)                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Anders Hallberg)                       YYYYYY
[email protected]                                           YYYYYY
Gary Ansok                                             YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                  YYYYYY
[email protected] (Vincent Archer)                             YYYYYY
Arne Henrik Juul                                 YYYYYY
[email protected]                                               YYYYYY
                                                         YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                         YYYYYY
Tony Zamora                                     YYYYYY
[email protected] (Brian Button)                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Brian Court)                                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Carlo Baffa)                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (J.D. Baldwin)                          YYYYYY
Alan P Barrett                              YYYYYY
[email protected]                                      YYYYYY
Bengt Larsson                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Bernard.Guillaumot)                              YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Better than a sharp stick in the eye.)          YYYYYY
[email protected] (Patrick Schaaf)                                     YYYYYY
[email protected] (Brian Smithson)                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (Stan Brown)                                           NNNNNN
[email protected] (Bruce Feist)                      YYYYAA
Bryan Cardoza                                 NNNNNN
Eric Hunt                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Judith Bush)                            YYYYYY
"Ben Wildasin"                           NNNNNN
[email protected]                                             YYYYYY
Alexander EICHENER                     YYYYYY
Dave Schulman                             YYYYYY
Carl                                            YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                YYYYYY
JULIAN GUTHRIE CASTLE                              YYYYYY
[email protected] (Christian.CHASSAN)                               YYYYYY
Charles Shub                                NNNNNN
[email protected] (Sudarshan S. Chawathe)                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Chip Salzenberg)                                          YYYYYY
Chris Johnston                                   YYYYYY
Christophe Wolfhugel           NNNNNN
Christopher Davis                                          YYYYYY
[email protected] (Claire.LAMBERT)                                  YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Chris Lewis)                                YYYYYN
Clive Newall                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Cory L. Scott)                                NNNNNY
Chris Marble                              YYYYYY
"Ofer Inbar"                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Randy Coulman)                                  YYYYYY
[email protected]                                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Clare West)                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Daniel S. Lewart)                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Dack)                              YYYYYY
[email protected] (Paulo da Costa 42147)                           NNNNNN
[email protected] (David Tamkin)                                    YYYYYN
[email protected] (Dawn Whiteside)                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Scott Denham x7117)                         NNNNNN
[email protected] (Arjan de Vet)                                         YYYYYY
[email protected]                                              YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                    YAYYYA
"David H. Brierley"                                    YYYYYY
"Dennis Brennan"                              YYYYYY
[email protected] (Dave Brooks)                                              YYYYNN
[email protected] (Lynn Dobbs)                                         YYYYYY
[email protected] (Doug Osborn)                                       YYAYAA
[email protected] (Doug Eastick)                          YYYYYY
Erik Bailey                                              YYYYYY
[email protected] (Eduardo Rodriguez)                     YYYYYY
"Derek A. Edwards"                             YAAAAA
[email protected] (Paul Eggert)                                        YYYYYY
[email protected]                                         YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ed McGuire)                                  YYYYYY
Ephraim Vishniac                                     YYYYYY
[email protected] (Emeric.de.Saint.Roman)                          YYYYYY
Greg Franklin                               YYYYYY
David John Kunz                              YYYYYY
William C Fenner                                     YYYYYY
[email protected]                                              YYYYYY
[email protected]                                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (^ILeon Frederick - DSB^I)                         YYYAAA
[email protected]                                                     YYYYYY
[email protected] (Richard Stueven)                                           YYYYYY
Geoff Allen                                     YAYYAA
[email protected]                                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (MargAret D. Gibbs)                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Greg Black)                                      YYAYAA
Greg Johnson                                YYYYYY
Gerben 'P' Vos                                          YYYYYY
[email protected]                                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Stephen Graham)                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jon Grantham)                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Greg Faulk)                                              YYYYYY
[email protected] (Bernd Grether      YYYYYY
  (sorescu))
[email protected]                                                         NNNNNN
[email protected] (Philip A Guenther)                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Gordon Van Huizen)                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ron Heiby)                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Heiko Schlichting)                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Vera Heinau)                        YYYYYY
B.J.  19-Nov-1992 1750                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Herve Schauer)                                  YYYYYY
Heinz Knutzen                            YAAYAA
"Henrik Tougaard"                                         YYYYYY
[email protected] (Edward J. Huff)                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ian Lance Taylor)                                         YYYYYY
Ian Rogers                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ian Kluft)                                       YYYYAA
[email protected] (Josh Smith)                               YYYYYY
Irving_Wolfe                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ian Jackson)                                         YYYYYY
J Lee Jaap                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Mark James)                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jan Isley)                                       YYYYYY
John Bartol                                       NNNNNN
Jeremy Bettis                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (jeremy bettis)                                     YYYYAY
Joan Boorstein                                   YYYYYY
Juergen Christoffel                                     YYYYYY
John DiMarco                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (John Duncan)                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jeffrey E. Finucane)                           YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jonathan Monsarrat)                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (John Harkin)                                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (John Hawkinson)                                        YYYYAA
"Jonathan I. Kamens"                           YYYYYY
James Mathiesen                                  YYYYYY
[email protected] (J J Farrell)                                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Juan.Moscol)                                     YYYYYY
Jay Maynard                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Joe Smith)                                       YYYYYY
                                            YYYYYY
[email protected]                                              YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                        YYYYYY
Lord Yak Da Hairy                              YYYYYY
Jonathan Gowland                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jim Atkinson)                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Blackwell James R)                                     YYNYNA
[email protected] (Massi joseph r 301-369-7780)              YYYYYN
[email protected] (John Gregory)                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Peter Kaminski)                                    YYYYYY
Karl Olav Lillevold TFU Student                  NNNNNN
"Neeran M. Karnik"                                   YNNYYN
[email protected]                                                          YYYYYY
Kelly Derek Deyoe                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Kees Hendrikse)                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Kevin Lu)                                NNNNNN
[email protected] (Kevin McCarty)                                          YYYAYY
[email protected] (Bill Konrad)                                 YYYYYY
Karleenus Schwartz Davis                YYYYYY
Craig Latta                                        YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                    YYYYYY
[email protected]                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Mark Linimon)                                     YYYYYY
Lisa Bjarke                                  YYYYYY
[email protected] (Larry W. Virden, x2487)                                  YYYYYY
Danny Schwendener                               YYYYYY
Magnus Olsson                                        YYYYYY
Jeff Makey                                           NNNNNN
[email protected]                                              YYYYYY
[email protected]                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Markus Witt)                                      YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                  YYYYYY
[email protected] (Mark Atwood)                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Malcolm Mladenovic)                                 YYYYYY
Dan McDonald                                   YYYYYY
[email protected] (Alayne McGregor)                                   NNNNNN
[email protected] (Bert Medley)                          NNNNNN
Martha Gunnarson                                            YYAYYY
[email protected] (Marc G. Frank)                                     YYYYYY
Magnus Holmberg                                     YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                  NNNNNN
[email protected] (Michael Shields)        YYYYYY
Martin Merry                                       YYYYYY
Michael Quinn                         YYYYYY
[email protected] (Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS)                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Skip Montanaro)                           YYYYYY
Monty Solomon                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Stephen Cristol)                         YYYYYY
[email protected] (David Muir Sharnoff)                          YYYYYY
Melissa Wauford                                YYYYYY
Helge Nareid                                        YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                   YYYYYY
John Neuharth                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jack Carden)                               YYYYYY
Ommund Oegaard                                     YNNYYN
"M. Otto"                                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ogloblin Vladimir)                                 AAAAAY
Peter Craig                                     YYYYYY
[email protected] (Pierre Asselin)                                          YYYYYY
[email protected] (Phil Earnhardt)                                        YYYYYY
Frank Wilde                                      YYYYYY
Paul Wells                                   YYYYYY
[email protected]                                              YYYYYY
[email protected] (Phil Hill)                                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Paul E. Hoffman)                                  YYYYYY
[email protected] (Pierre Uszynski)                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Peter Ingham)                                  YYYAYA
[email protected] (John Lee)                                               NNNNNN
prc                                                  NNNNNN
Paul W Schleck KD3FU                         YYYYYY
Pirawat Watanapongse                                   YYNYNN
Raphael Manfredi                                        YYYYYY
Joshua Randall                                 YYYYYY
ron c carman                                      YYYYYY
[email protected] (Richard E. Depew)                                YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                   YYYYYY
Rupert G. Goldie                                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Roger H. Brown)                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Richard Pawlowicz)                                NNNNNN
[email protected] (Richard M. Mathews)                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Richard H. Miller)                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Patricia O Tuama)                                  NNNNNN
[email protected] (Robert K Nichols)                               YAAAAA
[email protected] (Brenda J. Roder)                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Roger Holst)                                 YYYYYY
"Roger Knobbe"                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ron Romero)                                       YYYYYY
Eric Rossing                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Tom Rowan)                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ralph Levan)                                              NNNNNN
[email protected] (Rich Kulawiec)                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (Rich Thomson)                                      YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (rodrigo vanegas)                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Rod Whitby)                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Sam Falkner)                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Sarel Lugtenburg)                               YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                       YYYYYY
Saul Tannenbaum                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Steven Byrnes)                                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Jan Schloerer)                          YAAYYA
[email protected].sf-bay.org (Scott Hazen Mueller)                            YYYYYY
[email protected]                             YYYYYY
[email protected] (Lynda L. True)                               YYYYYY
[email protected] (Simona Nass)                                          YYYYYY
[email protected] (Stephen Joseph Smith)                               YYYYYY
Seth the Lesser                           NNNNNN
Jason Hunsaker                                        YYYYYY
[email protected] (Wim Slootmans)                                 YAAYYA
Marc Moorcroft                                  YAAYAN
[email protected] (Spencer Mullen)                            YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Mikael Parknert)                                  YYNNYY
[email protected] (Sridhar Venkataraman)                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Steve Rogers)                                      YYYYYY
Stefan Linnemann                    YYYYYY
Stephan Niemz                                YYYYYY
Stephen Hebditch                            YYYYYY
[email protected] (Stu Labovitz)                                 YYYYYY
David Reeve Sward                                       YYYYYY
[email protected] (Joe Tam)                                           NNNNNN
[email protected]                                             NNNNNN
Morten Tandle                                       NNNNNN
[email protected] (Tim Frost)                                        YYYYYY
Timothy VanFosson                                  YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                         YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ted M A Timar)                                        YYYYYY
[email protected]                                       NNNNNN
[email protected] (Tony Mountifield)                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (Tony DeBari)                                    YYYYYY
Terence P. Ma                                      YYYYYY
"Tony (T.) Rice"                                          YYYYYY
[email protected] (Ted "Theodore" W. Leung)                              YYYYYY
Tim Pierce                                   YYYYYY
[email protected]                                                 YYYYYY
[email protected] (waffle)                                          YAAAAA
[email protected] (Carol Wang)                                     YAAYYY
[email protected]                                                    YYYYYY
[email protected] (Werner Uhrig)                                     YYYYYN
[email protected] (John Werner)                                   YYYYYY
Bill Sommerfeld                                YYYYYN
[email protected] (Lars Wirzenius)                                YYYYYY
[email protected] (Willem Jan Withagen)                                 YYAAAA
[email protected]                                              YYYYYY
(The Crossjammer)                            YYYYYY
"Yvonne Y. Yang"                         YYYYYY

  If your vote is not listed above, or is listed incorrectly, please
let me know as soon as possible.
-- 
Jonathan Kamens                                         [email protected]
Aktis, Inc.                                 Moderator, news.answers

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