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From [email protected] Fri Nov  5 22:08:30 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Miguel Farah F.) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard,comp.sys.ibm.pc.misc,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,comp.os.msdos.programmer Subject: RFD: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Followup-To: news.groups Date: 5 Nov 1993 20:15:38 -0500 Organization: ing.puc.cl Lines: 105 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Expires: 6 Dec 1993 00:00:00 GMT Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:4232 news.groups:86864 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:25238 comp.sys.ibm.pc.misc:43707 comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware:88270 comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc:63 comp.os.msdos.programmer:31441  This is a Request For Discusion regarding the reorganization of the comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard newsgroup.  It is a well known fact that the current soundcard newsgroup has a very high traffic level, and is becoming chaotic. This is why I suggest the following reorganization of comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:  #1: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.soundcard.advocacy" #2: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.soundcard.announce" #3: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.soundcard.help" #4: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.soundcard.misc" #5: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.soundcard.programming"  The newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard was created in order to reduce the traffic level in comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware - now that it's been split, the most logical step is moving comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard back to the hardware hierarchy.  There has been a lot of dispute as to whether the soundcard group should be split according to company or topic. While the current traffic levels may indicate the need for a group based on an individual product (and we ALL know which one...), it is essential that the naming convention be chosen in a way that is relatively unaffectable by market trends. For example, a company might be bought out, and new standards might arise, but the topics concerning soundcards in general will not change.   Note: in the following descriptions, "*" is understood to mean       "comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.soundcard".        NEWSGROUP      DESCRIPTION       ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~~~     1) *.advocacy     discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the                      different PC soundcard models        The very high level of discussion about which card is the best       makes strongly advisable to create this newsgroup; it will be for       comparisons between different soundcard models and not for flames.     2) *.announce     important announcements about PC soundcards       (moderated)        This newsgroup -which will be moderated- will be for important       announcements concerning PC soundcards (new drivers for some card,       new model released, etc.). The generic FAQL and the brand-specific       ones should be published here periodically. Followups should be       directed to *.misc.        ****** THERE ISN'T A MODERATOR YET - CANDIDATES WANTED ******     3) *.help         help requests related to PC soundcards        This newsgroup will be for help requests and their answers       concerning problems installing/using PC soundcards (how to physically       put them on the computer, solving DMA/IRQ conflicts, asking for newer       drivers, how to set-up them, how to make them work under some       application, etc.).       Discussions about problems programming a soundcard should be kept       in the .programming group and not cross-posted here.     4) *.misc         miscellaneous topics about PC soundcards        This newsgroup will supersede comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.       It will cover every PC soundcard topic that is not covered by the       other newsgroups.       Once this newsgroup is created, comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard shall be       rmgrouped after three (3) months.     5) *.programming  programming PC souncards        This newsgroup will cover topics related to how to program the       different PC soundcards.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Newsgroup creation votes should be separated and voted in parallel:  BALLOT ENTRY #1: addition of the subgroup ".advocacy"    to the soundcard                  hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #2: addition of the subgroup ".announce"    to the soundcard                  hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #3: addition of the subgroup ".help"        to the soundcard                  hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #4: addition of the subgroup ".misc"        to the soundcard                   hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #5: addition of the subgroup ".programming" to the soundcard                  hierarchy.  [[ news.announce.newgroups moderator's note:     THIS IS NOT A VOTE.  THE ACTUAL VOTE WILL NOT BE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.                         -- tale ]]  Notes:  - remember that you can vote YES to some groups and NO to other ones    *independently* from each other. For example, if you were interested    only in a split by company, you could vote YES to the ".advocacy",    ".announce" and ".misc" groups and vote NO to the ".help" and    ".programming" groups.  - *during* the RFD we should discuss if the soundcard hierarchy should    return or not to the hardware hierarchy. --  MIGUEL FARAH F.           // "Trust me - I know what I'm doing." [email protected] //  - Sledge Hammer #include    //  From [email protected] Tue Nov 30 18:54:42 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Miguel Farah F.) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.misc,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard,comp.os.msdos.programmer,comp.os.ms-windows.setup Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Followup-To: news.groups Date: 30 Nov 1993 12:55:30 -0500 Organization: ing.puc.cl Lines: 103 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:4330 news.groups:88930 comp.sys.ibm.pc.misc:44525 comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc:598 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:27885 comp.os.msdos.programmer:32448 comp.os.ms-windows.setup:8125  This is the second Request For Discusion regarding the reorganization of the comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard newsgroup.  It is a well known fact that the current soundcard newsgroup has a very high traffic level, and is becoming chaotic. This is why I suggest the following reorganization of comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:  #1: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy" #2: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.announce" #3: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.help" #4: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc"  #5: creation of the newsgroup "comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.programmer"  If comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc is created, comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard will be removed in three months from its creation.  There has been a lot of dispute as to whether the soundcard group should be split according to company or topic. While the current traffic levels may indicate the need for a group based on an individual product (and we ALL know which one...), it is essential that the naming convention be chosen in a way that is relatively unaffectable by market trends. For example, a company might be bought out, and new standards might arise, but the topics concerning soundcards in general will not change.   Note: in the following descriptions, "*" is understood to mean       "comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard".        NEWSGROUP      DESCRIPTION       ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~~~     1) *.advocacy     discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the                      different PC soundcard models        The very high level of discussion about which card is the best       makes strongly advisable to create this newsgroup; it will be for       comparisons between different soundcard models and not for flames.     2) *.announce     important announcements about PC soundcards       (moderated)        This newsgroup -which will be moderated- will be for important       announcements concerning PC soundcards (new drivers for some card,       new model released, etc.). The generic FAQL and the brand-specific       ones should be published here periodically. Followups should be       directed to *.misc.        ****** THERE ISN'T A MODERATOR YET - CANDIDATES WANTED ******     3) *.help         help requests related to PC soundcards        This newsgroup will be for help requests and their answers       concerning problems installing/using PC soundcards (how to physically       put them on the computer, solving DMA/IRQ conflicts, asking for newer       drivers, how to set-up them, how to make them work under some       application, etc.).       Discussions about problems programming a soundcard should be kept       in the .programmer group and not cross-posted here.     4) *.misc         miscellaneous topics about PC soundcards        This newsgroup will supersede comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.       It will cover every PC soundcard topic that is not covered by the       other newsgroups.       Once this newsgroup is created, comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard shall be       rmgrouped after three (3) months.     5) *.programmer  programming PC souncards        This newsgroup will cover topics related to how to program the       different PC soundcards.       (The name in the first RFD was .programming, but it was suggested       to have it changed).    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Newsgroup creation votes should be separated and voted in parallel:  BALLOT ENTRY #1: addition of the subgroup ".advocacy"   to the soundcard                  hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #2: addition of the subgroup ".announce"   to the soundcard                  hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #3: addition of the subgroup ".help"       to the soundcard                  hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #4: addition of the subgroup ".misc"       to the soundcard                   hierarchy. BALLOT ENTRY #5: addition of the subgroup ".programmer" to the soundcard                  hierarchy.  Notes:  - remember that you can vote YES to some groups and NO to other ones    *independently* from each other. For example, if you were interested    only in a split by company, you could vote YES to the ".advocacy",    ".announce" and ".misc" groups and vote NO to the ".help" and    ".programmer" groups.        It is not time to vote yet.  Full voting instructions will come in a future Call for Votes (CFV) article. --  MIGUEL FARAH F.           // "Trust me - I know what I'm doing." [email protected] //  - Sledge Hammer #include    //  From [email protected] Tue Mar 29 20:09:10 1994 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Michael Young Ko) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc Subject: RFD: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Followup-To: news.groups Date: 29 Mar 1994 15:47:49 -0500 Organization: Computer Science Department, The Johns Hopkins University Lines: 151 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:4843 news.groups:99431 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:41833 comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc:4423  The following RFD has been cross posted to news.annouce.newgroups, news.groups, and comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard. Also, the follow up group will be the news.groups.  Request For Discussion:  This is a formal Request For Discussion concerning the groups comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard and the illegal group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS. This RFD is to remove the groups comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS and replace comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard with the four following groups:     comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.games     comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.music     comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.tech     comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.advocacy  All of these groups will be unmoderated.  The purpose of having hardware in parentheses is the possible of placing the soundcard group under the hardware hierarchy. This is mainly for conforming to the other ibm pc hardware groups.  Charters for proposed groups:    a) comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.games - Unmoderated discussion of         using IBM-PC compatible games with a specific soundcard, resolving         compatibility problems of a certain soundcard with a particular game,         discussing campaigns at software groups to have more native         soundcard support, questions if a particular game supports a certain         soundcard, and questions on which soundcard is best for a particular         game or all games in general.     b) comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.music - Unmoderated discussion of         software that plays back and record sound and music files, music         formats such as WAV, VOC, MIDI, MOD, STM, 669, ULT, ROL, etc.,         resolving problems with musical software, discussing which software         or hardware is best for a particular musical or sound project, and  	questions concerning sampling or sound patch making.     c) comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.tech - Unmoderated discussion of         questions concerning programming a particular soundcard, discussing         hardware problems such as loss of sound from a particular channel,         discussing the pros and cons of a particular sound generation scheme,         questions on the compatibility of the soundcard to a particular         computer type, operating system, and peripheral such as a CD-ROM         drive, questions about the functionality of a particular soundcard,         and resolving hardware problems.     d) comp.sys.ibm.pc.(hardware).soundcard.advocacy - Unmoderated discussion 	of the pros and cons of soundcards in general. This discussion will 	possibly overlap some discussions on the other soundcard groups. Also 	reviews of soundcards and future opinions and tests of soundcards 	will be placed in this group to be discussed by the users.   Justification:          The sudden increase in the volume of messages posted to the group         comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard has caused the suggestion of splitting the         group to appear. Many users on the group have expressed interest         in dividing the group because the topics listed on the group are         varied tremendously. Having approximately 200+ new messages a day 	on this group is expensive to some users who must pay for the  	receiving the usenet group based upon amount of information as well 	as paying for the amount of time needed to sort through all of the 	messages. Currently, a heated debate is present on the c.s.i.p.s 	group which is disrupting those users more interested in new software 	and problems. They have expressed concern that some are not able to          keep up with all of the traffic and decided that         by splitting the group, this would allow them to read the messages         relevant to their interests pertaining to their soundcard.  	The comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS is unrecognized usenet group 	throughout many news servers. Therefore, to avoid confusion and to 	reorganize the entire soundcard group, this illegal group must be 	eliminated. Many GUS users are satisfied with removing this group 	and using the four above mentioned subgroups. 	 	There was also concern about where this group should be located, under         the comp.syd.ibm.pc hierarchy or comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware hierarchy.  	Most are flexible with the location of these groups. It is a matter  	which is better in terms of an organizational point of view. By         placing these groups under the hardware hierarchy, these groups will  	be seven levels deep. Also, by leaving the split groups under the 	comp.sys.ibm.pc hierarchy, the transition would be less disrupting.   Rationale:          The idea of spliting the group was tossed around the c.s.i.p.s 	group many times. However, no action was ever taken. It is hoped 	that finally with the dramatic increase in messages, that this 	reorganization would make the group more efficient and easier to 	use. Questions had to be raised about add another group, a 	c.s.i.p.soundcard.GUS group which would handle all topics  	specific to the Gravis Ultrasound card. Presently, a majority of 	messages on the group is concerned with this card. Now with the 	a 100 message increase because of a heated debate (flame war?) 	the rational users want the group to be split. This eventually let to         a group discussion about splitting up the soundcard group based upon         the particular cards discussed, such as the Ultrasound, Soundblaster,         Pro Audio Spectrum, etc. However, further discussion revealed that a         majority thought that such a split would be short term due to the         possibility of an unexpected loss of interest in a particular product.         Therefore, because of the prospect of new soundcards being released         that would increase the number of messages to the group, the prospect         of more pc users of becoming involved in the multimedia revolution,         and the steadily increase in messages in this group, it was decided         that the group should be split based upon the topics mentioned above.          The games group was chosen because a great number of posts on the         soundcard group are concerned with how to use a particular soundcard         with a particular game and what soundcard is best to use with game.         Many users were concerned that the group was overrun with posts         concerning how to get a particular game to work with a particular         soundcard. They had to try to sift through the 200+ message a day         to look for non-game compatibility messages. Therefore,         the music group was also chosen because the other large part of         message is related to the production of music. These include what         programs can use a particular music format, and what programs exist         to create programs. Also, in this group is the topic of sounds         such as digitizing sound bytes and songs. A separate group was not         created because many of the problems and solutions concerning         recording or playing back sounds is related to the music production         scene. The tech section was chosen because many users occasionally         have questions about the technical aspect of soundcard, such as         the pros and cons on how a soundcard generates sounds. Also,         any hardware problems and compatibility would be discussed. But         most importantly, the advocacy group would handle the bulk of the 	soundcard debate and keep it away from those more concerned 	with games or music. Such a split would try to evenly distribute the 	messages throughout the sub groups. Most agree that sorting through 	50+ is cheaper and less time-consuming.  Schedule:          These proposals have been discussed informally in the comp.sys.ibm.         pc.soundcard group for the past five  weeks. I have decided to write         the RFD to have the group split. I have been keeping count of         the number of users in favor and against the proposal. Because of         the vast majority of those in favor of splitting the group, I  have         made the RFD request. The posting of this RFD will begin the         discussion period lasting 21 days. The discussion will take         place in news.groups. Do not vote on this RFD now.          After the 21 days and/or there are no unresolvable points, a         formal Call For Votes will be announced.   Michael Ko --   / ...the chances of getting picked up by another/     The Invincible      \ / ship within those thirty seconds are 2 to the   /    [email protected]     \ \ power of 276709 to one against." - From The    \ Computer Science Depart. /  \ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - D. Adams   \ Johns Hopkins University/  From [email protected] Thu Apr  7 13:55:48 1994 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Michael Young Ko) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Followup-To: news.groups Date: 6 Apr 1994 17:29:54 -0400 Organization: Computer Science Department, The Johns Hopkins University Lines: 162 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> References: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:4905 news.groups:100032 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:42942 comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc:4687  The following RFD has been cross posted to news.annouce.newgroups, news.groups, and comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard. Also, the follow up group will be the news.groups.  This is a revision of the RFD for this reorganzation posted about a week ago.  April 5, 1994  Request For Discussion:  This is a formal Request For Discussion concerning the groups comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard and the illegal group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS. This RFD is to remove the groups comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS and replace comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard with the four following groups:     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc  All of these groups will be unmoderated.  Charters for proposed groups:    a) comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games - Unmoderated discussion of         using IBM-PC compatible games with a specific soundcard, resolving         compatibility problems of a certain soundcard with a particular game,         discussing campaigns at software groups to have more native         soundcard support, questions if a particular game supports a certain         soundcard, and questions on which soundcard is best for a particular         game or all games in general.     b) comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music - Unmoderated discussion of         software that plays back and record sound and music files, music         formats such as WAV, VOC, MIDI, MOD, STM, 669, ULT, ROL, etc.,         resolving problems with musical software, discussing which software         or hardware is best for a particular musical or sound project, and  	questions concerning sampling or sound patch making.     c) comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech - Unmoderated discussion of         questions concerning programming a particular soundcard, discussing         hardware problems such as loss of sound from a particular channel,         discussing the pros and cons of a particular sound generation scheme,         questions on the compatibility of the soundcard to a particular         computer type, operating system, and peripheral such as a CD-ROM         drive, questions about the functionality of a particular soundcard,         and resolving hardware problems.     d) comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy - Unmoderated discussion 	of the pros and cons of soundcards in general. This discussion will 	possibly overlap some discussions on the other soundcard groups. Also 	reviews of soundcards and future opinions and tests of soundcards 	will be placed in this group to be discussed by the users.      e) comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc - Unmoderated discussion of topics 	concerning soundcard hardware and software that is outside of the 	above mentioned topics. These could include upcoming product release or 	updates for soundcard software.   Justification:          The sudden increase in the volume of messages posted to the group         comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard has caused the suggestion of splitting the         group to appear. Many users on the group have expressed interest         in dividing the group because the topics listed on the group are         varied tremendously. Having approximately 200+ new messages a day 	on this group is expensive to some users who must pay for the  	receiving the usenet group based upon amount of information as well 	as paying for the amount of time needed to sort through all of the 	messages. Currently, a heated debate is present on the c.s.i.p.s 	group which is disrupting those users more interested in new software 	and problems. They have expressed concern that some are not able to          keep up with all of the traffic and decided that         by splitting the group, this would allow them to read the messages         relevant to their interests pertaining to their soundcard.  	The comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS is unrecognized usenet group 	throughout many news servers. Therefore, to avoid confusion and to 	reorganize the entire soundcard group, this illegal group must be 	eliminated. Many GUS users are satisfied with removing this group 	and using the four above mentioned subgroups. 	 	There was also concern about where this group should be located, under         the comp.syd.ibm.pc hierarchy or comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware hierarchy.  	It has been decided to leave the soundcard subgroups under the 	former mentioned hierarchy to prevent any problems with news servers 	and provides with usenet groups with seven level names. Also, the 	transition would be less disturbing.  Rationale:          The idea of spliting the group was tossed around the c.s.i.p.s 	group many times. However, no action was ever taken. It is hoped 	that finally with the dramatic increase in messages, that this 	reorganization would make the group more efficient and easier to 	use. Questions had to be raised about add another group, a 	c.s.i.p.soundcard.GUS group which would handle all topics  	specific to the Gravis Ultrasound card. Presently, a majority of 	messages on the group is concerned with this card. Now with the 	a 100 message increase because of a heated debate (flame war?) 	the rational users want the group to be split. This eventually let to         a group discussion about splitting up the soundcard group based upon         the particular cards discussed, such as the Ultrasound, Soundblaster,         Pro Audio Spectrum, etc. However, further discussion revealed that a         majority thought that such a split would be short term due to the         possibility of an unexpected loss of interest in a particular product.         Therefore, because of the prospect of new soundcards being released         that would increase the number of messages to the group, the prospect         of more pc users of becoming involved in the multimedia revolution,         and the steadily increase in messages in this group, it was decided         that the group should be split based upon the topics mentioned above.          The games group was chosen because a great number of posts on the         soundcard group are concerned with how to use a particular soundcard         with a particular game and what soundcard is best to use with game.         Many users were concerned that the group was overrun with posts         concerning how to get a particular game to work with a particular         soundcard. They had to try to sift through the 200+ message a day         to look for non-game compatibility messages. Therefore,         the music group was also chosen because the other large part of         message is related to the production of music. These include what         programs can use a particular music format, and what programs exist         to create programs. Also, in this group is the topic of sounds         such as digitizing sound bytes and songs. A separate group was not         created because many of the problems and solutions concerning         recording or playing back sounds is related to the music production         scene. The tech section was chosen because many users occasionally         have questions about the technical aspect of soundcard, such as         the pros and cons on how a soundcard generates sounds. Also,         any hardware problems and compatibility would be discussed. But         most importantly, the advocacy group would handle the bulk of the 	soundcard debate and keep it away from those more concerned 	with games or music. Finally, the misc group would be concerned with 	any topic or discussion outside of the above mentioned groups. This 	group is need to provide some kind of order in the other groups. 	Posting messages not really relevant to a particular group would cause 	an increase in traffic where it is not needed. As evident from other 	groups that have split, the misc section is used often. Possibly, by 	posting to the misc group, the message could be sent to the proper 	subgroup.Such a split would try to evenly distribute the 	messages throughout the sub groups. Most agree that sorting through 	50+ is cheaper and less time-consuming.  Schedule:          These proposals have been discussed informally in the comp.sys.ibm.         pc.soundcard group for the past six weeks. I have decided to write         the 1st RFD, as well as this revision, to have the group split. I have 	been keeping count of the number of users in favor and against the  	proposal. Because of the vast majority of those in favor of splitting 	the group, I have made this RFD request and revision. The posting of 	this 2nd RFD will begin a new discussion period lasting 21 days. The  	discussion will take place in news.groups. Do not vote on this RFD now.          After the 21 days and/or there are no unresolvable points, a         formal Call For Votes will be announced.  Michael Ko --   / ...the chances of getting picked up by another/     The Invincible      \ / ship within those thirty seconds are 2 to the   /    [email protected]     \ \ power of 276709 to one against." - From The    \ Computer Science Depart. /  \ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - D. Adams   \ Johns Hopkins University/  From [email protected] Wed May 11 14:52:46 1994 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Subject: CFV: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Followup-To: poster Date: 9 May 1994 19:10:13 -0400 Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers (UVV) Lines: 213 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Expires: 31 May 1994 00:00:00 GMT Message-ID: <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay's vote-taking alias) NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:5038 news.groups:103106 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:47682                       FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)            unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech           unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music           unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games          unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy unmoderated group comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard)    Newsgroups line: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech	Technical questions about pc soundcards. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music	Music and sound questions using soundcards. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games	Questions about using soundcards with games. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy	Advocacy for a particular soundcard. comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc	Soundcards in general.  Votes must be received by 29:59:59 GMT, 30 May 1994.  This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting questions only contact Andrew Solovay <[email protected]>.  For questions about the proposed group contact Michael Young Ko <[email protected]>.  The vote-taker will post each CFV to the GUS Daily Digest at <[email protected]> shortly after it is posted to news.announce.newsgroups. He will send an abridged RESULT posting (without the full list of voters) to the mailing list after voting ends; the full RESULTs will be posted to all the newsgroups where the CFV was posted.  CHARTERS  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games       Unmoderated discussion of using IBM-PC compatible games with a     specific soundcard, resolving compatibility problems of a certain     soundcard with a particular game, discussing campaigns at software     groups to have more native soundcard support, questions if a     particular game supports a certain soundcard, and questions on     which soundcard is best for a particular game or all games in     general.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music       Unmoderated discussion of software that plays back and record     sound and music files, music formats such as WAV, VOC, MIDI, MOD,     STM, 669, ULT, ROL, etc., resolving problems with musical     software, discussing which software or hardware is best for a     particular musical or sound project, and questions concerning     sampling or sound patch making.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech       Unmoderated discussion of questions concerning programming a     particular soundcard, discussing hardware problems such as loss of     sound from a particular channel, discussing the pros and cons of a     particular sound generation scheme, questions on the compatibility     of the soundcard to a particular computer type, operating system,     and peripheral such as a CD-ROM drive, questions about the     functionality of a particular soundcard, and resolving hardware     problems.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy      Unmoderated discussion of the pros and cons of soundcards in     general. This discussion will possibly overlap some discussions on     the other soundcard groups. Also reviews of soundcards and future     opinions and tests of soundcards will be placed in this group to     be discussed by the users.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc      Unmoderated discussion of topics concerning soundcard hardware and     software that is outside of the above mentioned topics. These     could include upcoming product release or updates for soundcard     software. (This group would supersede the existing group     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.)  JUSTIFICATION:          The sudden increase in the volume of messages posted to the group         comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard has caused the suggestion of splitting the         group to appear. Many users on the group have expressed interest         in dividing the group because the topics listed on the group are         varied tremendously. Having approximately 200+ new messages a day         on this group is expensive to some users who must pay for the          receiving the usenet group based upon amount of information as well         as paying for the amount of time needed to sort through all of the         messages. Currently, a heated debate is present on the c.s.i.p.s         group which is disrupting those users more interested in new software         and problems. They have expressed concern that some are not able to          keep up with all of the traffic and decided that         by splitting the group, this would allow them to read the messages         relevant to their interests pertaining to their soundcard.          The comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS is unrecognized usenet group         throughout many news servers. Therefore, to avoid confusion and to         reorganize the entire soundcard group, this illegal group must be         eliminated. Many GUS users are satisfied with removing this group         and using the four above mentioned subgroups.                  There was also concern about where this group should be located, under         the comp.syd.ibm.pc hierarchy or comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware hierarchy.          It has been decided to leave the soundcard subgroups under the         former mentioned hierarchy to prevent any problems with news servers         and provides with usenet groups with seven level names. Also, the         transition would be less disturbing.  RATIONALE:          The idea of spliting the group was tossed around the c.s.i.p.s         group many times. However, no action was ever taken. It is hoped         that finally with the dramatic increase in messages, that this         reorganization would make the group more efficient and easier to         use. Questions had to be raised about add another group, a         c.s.i.p.soundcard.GUS group which would handle all topics          specific to the Gravis Ultrasound card. Presently, a majority of         messages on the group is concerned with this card. Now with the         a 100 message increase because of a heated debate (flame war?)         the rational users want the group to be split. This eventually let to         a group discussion about splitting up the soundcard group based upon         the particular cards discussed, such as the Ultrasound, Soundblaster,         Pro Audio Spectrum, etc. However, further discussion revealed that a         majority thought that such a split would be short term due to the         possibility of an unexpected loss of interest in a particular product.         Therefore, because of the prospect of new soundcards being released         that would increase the number of messages to the group, the prospect         of more pc users of becoming involved in the multimedia revolution,         and the steadily increase in messages in this group, it was decided         that the group should be split based upon the topics mentioned above.          The games group was chosen because a great number of posts on the         soundcard group are concerned with how to use a particular soundcard         with a particular game and what soundcard is best to use with game.         Many users were concerned that the group was overrun with posts         concerning how to get a particular game to work with a particular         soundcard. They had to try to sift through the 200+ message a day         to look for non-game compatibility messages. Therefore,         the music group was also chosen because the other large part of         message is related to the production of music. These include what         programs can use a particular music format, and what programs exist         to create programs. Also, in this group is the topic of sounds         such as digitizing sound bytes and songs. A separate group was not         created because many of the problems and solutions concerning         recording or playing back sounds is related to the music production         scene. The tech section was chosen because many users occasionally         have questions about the technical aspect of soundcard, such as         the pros and cons on how a soundcard generates sounds. Also,         any hardware problems and compatibility would be discussed. But         most importantly, the advocacy group would handle the bulk of the         soundcard debate and keep it away from those more concerned         with games or music. Finally, the misc group would be concerned with         any topic or discussion outside of the above mentioned groups. This         group is need to provide some kind of order in the other groups.         Posting messages not really relevant to a particular group would cause         an increase in traffic where it is not needed. As evident from other         groups that have split, the misc section is used often. Possibly, by         posting to the misc group, the message could be sent to the proper         subgroup.Such a split would try to evenly distribute the         messages throughout the sub groups. Most agree that sorting through         50+ is cheaper and less time-consuming.   HOW TO VOTE  Erase everything above the top "-=-=-=-" line and erase everything below the bottom "-=-=-=-" line.  Do not erase anything between these lines and do not change the group names.  Give your name on the line that asks for it. For each group, place a YES or NO in the brackets next to it to vote for or against it.  If you don't want to vote on a particular group, just leave the space blank.  Don't worry about spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">") that your reply inserts.  Then mail the ballot to:    [email protected] Just Replying to this message should work, but check the "To:" line.    -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Ballot     (Don't remove this marker)  Give your real name here:  [Your Vote]  Group ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy [         ]  comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard) -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-    Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting program.  The votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a personal acknowledge- ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again. It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.  Each person may vote only once, no matter how many accounts he or she may have. Also, only one ballot will be accepted from any account, no matter how many people may share it. If more than one vote is received >from any person or any account, only the last vote received will be counted.  Addresses and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list. All ballots received are kept in the UVV archives (including "cancelled" and invalid ballots). The vote files are made available to the moderator of news.announce.newgroups on request. They may also, at the discretion of the UVV, be made more widely available if there is a controversy concerning the vote.  From [email protected] Mon May 23 15:56:55 1994 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Subject: 2nd CFV: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Supersedes: <[email protected]> Followup-To: poster Date: 20 May 1994 14:48:16 -0400 Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers (UVV) Lines: 234 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Expires: 31 May 1994 00:00:00 GMT Message-ID: <[email protected]> References: <[email protected]> <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay's vote-taking alias) NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:5121 news.groups:104419 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:49124                       LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)            unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech           unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music           unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games          unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy unmoderated group comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard)    Newsgroups line: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech  Technical questions about pc soundcards. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music Music and sound questions using soundcards. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games Questions about using soundcards with games. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy      Advocacy for a particular soundcard. comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc  Soundcards in general.  Votes must be received by 29:59:59 GMT, 30 May 1994.  This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting questions only contact Andrew Solovay <[email protected]>.  For questions about the proposed group contact Michael Young Ko <[email protected]>.  The vote-taker will post each CFV to the GUS Daily Digest at <[email protected]> shortly after it is posted to news.announce.newsgroups. He will send an abridged RESULT posting (without the full list of voters) to the mailing list after voting ends; the full RESULTs will be posted to all the newsgroups where the CFV was posted.  CHARTERS  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games       Unmoderated discussion of using IBM-PC compatible games with a     specific soundcard, resolving compatibility problems of a certain     soundcard with a particular game, discussing campaigns at software     groups to have more native soundcard support, questions if a     particular game supports a certain soundcard, and questions on     which soundcard is best for a particular game or all games in     general.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music       Unmoderated discussion of software that plays back and record     sound and music files, music formats such as WAV, VOC, MIDI, MOD,     STM, 669, ULT, ROL, etc., resolving problems with musical     software, discussing which software or hardware is best for a     particular musical or sound project, and questions concerning     sampling or sound patch making.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech       Unmoderated discussion of questions concerning programming a     particular soundcard, discussing hardware problems such as loss of     sound from a particular channel, discussing the pros and cons of a     particular sound generation scheme, questions on the compatibility     of the soundcard to a particular computer type, operating system,     and peripheral such as a CD-ROM drive, questions about the     functionality of a particular soundcard, and resolving hardware     problems.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy      Unmoderated discussion of the pros and cons of soundcards in     general. This discussion will possibly overlap some discussions on     the other soundcard groups. Also reviews of soundcards and future     opinions and tests of soundcards will be placed in this group to     be discussed by the users.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc      Unmoderated discussion of topics concerning soundcard hardware and     software that is outside of the above mentioned topics. These     could include upcoming product release or updates for soundcard     software. (This group would supersede the existing group     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.)  JUSTIFICATION:          The sudden increase in the volume of messages posted to the group         comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard has caused the suggestion of splitting the         group to appear. Many users on the group have expressed interest         in dividing the group because the topics listed on the group are         varied tremendously. Having approximately 200+ new messages a day         on this group is expensive to some users who must pay for the          receiving the usenet group based upon amount of information as well         as paying for the amount of time needed to sort through all of the         messages. Currently, a heated debate is present on the c.s.i.p.s         group which is disrupting those users more interested in new software         and problems. They have expressed concern that some are not able to          keep up with all of the traffic and decided that         by splitting the group, this would allow them to read the messages         relevant to their interests pertaining to their soundcard.          The comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.GUS is unrecognized usenet group         throughout many news servers. Therefore, to avoid confusion and to         reorganize the entire soundcard group, this illegal group must be         eliminated. Many GUS users are satisfied with removing this group         and using the four above mentioned subgroups.                  There was also concern about where this group should be located, under         the comp.syd.ibm.pc hierarchy or comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware hierarchy.          It has been decided to leave the soundcard subgroups under the         former mentioned hierarchy to prevent any problems with news servers         and provides with usenet groups with seven level names. Also, the         transition would be less disturbing.  RATIONALE:          The idea of spliting the group was tossed around the c.s.i.p.s         group many times. However, no action was ever taken. It is hoped         that finally with the dramatic increase in messages, that this         reorganization would make the group more efficient and easier to         use. Questions had to be raised about add another group, a         c.s.i.p.soundcard.GUS group which would handle all topics          specific to the Gravis Ultrasound card. Presently, a majority of         messages on the group is concerned with this card. Now with the         a 100 message increase because of a heated debate (flame war?)         the rational users want the group to be split. This eventually let to         a group discussion about splitting up the soundcard group based upon         the particular cards discussed, such as the Ultrasound, Soundblaster,         Pro Audio Spectrum, etc. However, further discussion revealed that a         majority thought that such a split would be short term due to the         possibility of an unexpected loss of interest in a particular product.         Therefore, because of the prospect of new soundcards being released         that would increase the number of messages to the group, the prospect         of more pc users of becoming involved in the multimedia revolution,         and the steadily increase in messages in this group, it was decided         that the group should be split based upon the topics mentioned above.          The games group was chosen because a great number of posts on the         soundcard group are concerned with how to use a particular soundcard         with a particular game and what soundcard is best to use with game.         Many users were concerned that the group was overrun with posts         concerning how to get a particular game to work with a particular         soundcard. They had to try to sift through the 200+ message a day         to look for non-game compatibility messages. Therefore,         the music group was also chosen because the other large part of         message is related to the production of music. These include what         programs can use a particular music format, and what programs exist         to create programs. Also, in this group is the topic of sounds         such as digitizing sound bytes and songs. A separate group was not         created because many of the problems and solutions concerning         recording or playing back sounds is related to the music production         scene. The tech section was chosen because many users occasionally         have questions about the technical aspect of soundcard, such as         the pros and cons on how a soundcard generates sounds. Also,         any hardware problems and compatibility would be discussed. But         most importantly, the advocacy group would handle the bulk of the         soundcard debate and keep it away from those more concerned         with games or music. Finally, the misc group would be concerned with         any topic or discussion outside of the above mentioned groups. This         group is need to provide some kind of order in the other groups.         Posting messages not really relevant to a particular group would cause         an increase in traffic where it is not needed. As evident from other         groups that have split, the misc section is used often. Possibly, by         posting to the misc group, the message could be sent to the proper         subgroup.Such a split would try to evenly distribute the         messages throughout the sub groups. Most agree that sorting through         50+ is cheaper and less time-consuming.   HOW TO VOTE  Erase everything above the top "-=-=-=-" line and erase everything below the bottom "-=-=-=-" line.  Do not erase anything between these lines and do not change the group names.  Give your name on the line that asks for it. For each group, place a YES or NO in the brackets next to it to vote for or against it.  If you don't want to vote on a particular group, just leave the space blank.  Don't worry about spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">") that your reply inserts.  Then mail the ballot to:    [email protected] Just Replying to this message should work, but check the "To:" line.    -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Ballot     (Don't remove this marker)  Give your real name here:  [Your Vote]  Group ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games [         ]  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy [         ]  comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard) -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-    Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting program.  The votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a personal acknowledge- ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again. It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.  Each person may vote only once, no matter how many accounts he or she may have. Also, only one ballot will be accepted from any account, no matter how many people may share it. If more than one vote is received >from any person or any account, only the last vote received will be counted.  Addresses and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list. All ballots received are kept in the UVV archives (including "cancelled" and invalid ballots). The vote files are made available to the moderator of news.announce.newgroups on request. They may also, at the discretion of the UVV, be made more widely available if there is a controversy concerning the vote.   BOUNCES  The following people have submitted valid ballots, but my EMail acknowledgement bounced. They do not need to revote.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Bounce List - No need to revote ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [email protected]                                   Mark Kupferman [email protected]                                      Jesus A. de Gregorio  INVALID VOTES  The following people have submitted invalid ballots and have not superseded them with valid ones.   Votes in error ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [email protected]                                     Scott Petersen    ! No vote statement in message  From [email protected] Tue May 31 20:53:14 1994 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Andrew Solovay) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard Subject: RESULT: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization all groups pass Supersedes: <[email protected]> Followup-To: news.groups Date: 31 May 1994 20:51:14 -0400 Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers (UVV) Lines: 362 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> References: <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:5165 news.groups:105345 comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard:50177                                 RESULT     unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech passes 223:30    unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music passes 220:32    unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games passes 215:34   unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy passes 213:34            unmoderated group comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc           (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard) passes 218:32   comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization results - 253 valid votes   Yes   No : 2/3? >100? : Pass? : Group ---- ---- : ---- ----- : ----- : -------------------------------------------  223   30 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech  220   32 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music  215   34 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games  213   34 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy  218   32 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc                                      (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard)    2 invalid votes  For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO) votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.   There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.   Voting closed at 23:59:59 GMT, 30 May 1994.  This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  Vote-taker's address:           [email protected] (Andrew Solovay) Group proponent's address:      [email protected] (Michael Young Ko)   Newsgroups line: comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech  Technical questions about pc soundcards. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music Music and sound questions using soundcards. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games Questions about using soundcards with games. comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy      Advocacy for a particular soundcard. comp.sys.icm.pc.soundcard.misc  Soundcards in general.  CHARTERS (culled from the Call for Votes)  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games       Unmoderated discussion of using IBM-PC compatible games with a     specific soundcard, resolving compatibility problems of a certain     soundcard with a particular game, discussing campaigns at software     groups to have more native soundcard support, questions if a     particular game supports a certain soundcard, and questions on     which soundcard is best for a particular game or all games in     general.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music       Unmoderated discussion of software that plays back and record     sound and music files, music formats such as WAV, VOC, MIDI, MOD,     STM, 669, ULT, ROL, etc., resolving problems with musical     software, discussing which software or hardware is best for a     particular musical or sound project, and questions concerning     sampling or sound patch making.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech       Unmoderated discussion of questions concerning programming a     particular soundcard, discussing hardware problems such as loss of     sound from a particular channel, discussing the pros and cons of a     particular sound generation scheme, questions on the compatibility     of the soundcard to a particular computer type, operating system,     and peripheral such as a CD-ROM drive, questions about the     functionality of a particular soundcard, and resolving hardware     problems.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy      Unmoderated discussion of the pros and cons of soundcards in     general. This discussion will possibly overlap some discussions on     the other soundcard groups. Also reviews of soundcards and future     opinions and tests of soundcards will be placed in this group to     be discussed by the users.  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc      Unmoderated discussion of topics concerning soundcard hardware and     software that is outside of the above mentioned topics. These     could include upcoming product release or updates for soundcard     software. (This group would supersede the existing group     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.)  comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard reorganization Final Vote Ack     comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.misc (replaces comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard) -------+                                    comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.advocacy ------+|                                       comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.games -----+||                                       comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.music ----+|||                                        comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech ---+||||                                                                          ||||| [email protected]                                   Ron Mac Quarrie YYYYY [email protected]                                Adrian North YYYYY [email protected]                                         Ali E Aydar YYYYY [email protected]                                Ramesh Fernando YYYYY [email protected]                                           Alan Chiu YYYYY [email protected]                                       Paul Adams NNNNN [email protected]                                   Donald Young YYYYY [email protected]                                 Alexander Granholm YYYYY [email protected]                                   Adrian Kwong YYYYY [email protected]                           Eugenio Sanchez YYNNN [email protected]                          Anders M Jorgensen NNNNN [email protected]                     Andrew Disseldorp YYYYY [email protected]                                           Andy Latto YYYYY [email protected]                   Stefan Antersberger NYYNY [email protected]                                  Andrian Pervazov YYYY- [email protected]                                     Lee Saito YYYYY [email protected]                                              Andre Simard YYYYY [email protected]                                     Alex Spencer YYYYY [email protected]                          Audra Russell YYYYY [email protected]                                            James Ault YYYYY [email protected]                                    Anton Vuorilehto YYYYY [email protected]                                      Benjamin Sam Y--YY [email protected]                                   Petteri Bergius YYYYY [email protected]                                       Max Gavrilin YYYYY [email protected]                                        Thomas Boutell YYYYY [email protected]                                              Bolko Rawicz YYYYY [email protected]                                         Robert M Crespo YYYYY [email protected]                                            Bjarni R. Einarsson YYYYY [email protected]                               Franklin Brodsky YYYYY [email protected]                                Andrew Bromage YYYYY [email protected]                                          Bruce Hillyer YYYYY [email protected]                                   Bryan A. Woodruff YYYYY [email protected]                                               Ben Turner YYYYY [email protected]                                               Burt Holzman YYYYY [email protected]                                              David Calvin YYYYY [email protected]                             Mark Kupferman NNNNN [email protected]                                  Guy Elden, Jr. YYYYY [email protected]                                               David Vu YYYYY [email protected]                   Mike Weavind <[email protected]> YYYYY [email protected]                            Charles D. Harding YYYYY [email protected]                            Charles K.F. Wong YYYYY [email protected]    The Tramp ([email protected] YYYYY [email protected]                             Scott McDermott YYNYY [email protected]                                       Chris Mackay NYYNY [email protected]                                     Christopher Mihaly YYY-Y [email protected]                                 Chris Jackson NNNNN [email protected]                                       Chris Unsicker YYYYY [email protected]                                             Craig J. Wright YYYYY [email protected]                                  Christopher A. Kalin YYYYY [email protected]                               Diane Barlow Close NNNNN [email protected]                                       Cornel Huth YYYYY [email protected]                                              Tim Cote YYYYY [email protected]                                      John Cowles YYYYY [email protected]                  Kenneth P. Crouch, Jr. NNNNN [email protected]                                      Clinton Thomas YYYYY [email protected]                                        Mikael Nordqvist YYYYY [email protected]                                    David D'Antonio YYYYY [email protected]                                        Kuby Downs YYYYY [email protected]                                      David Crim YYYYY [email protected]                                           David Taylor YYYYY [email protected]                                              David Pedigo YYYYY [email protected]                                David George Ball YYYYY [email protected]                      D. Michael Basinger YYYYY [email protected]                                             Dave DeBry YYYYY [email protected]                                           Olivier Devuns NNNNN [email protected]                                        Derek Fawcus YYYYY [email protected]                                  Daniel Hatadi YYYYY [email protected]                                     Dana L Kiehl YYYYY [email protected]                        D. 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