From [email protected] Mon Jan  4 11:02:15 1999
From: Ted Tuk 
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,rec.pets.herp,
Subject: RFD: rec.pets.herp.chameleon
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Approved: [email protected]
Archive-Name: rec.pets.herp.chameleon
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 18:54:01 GMT
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                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              unmoderated group rec.pets.herp.chameleon

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup  This is not a
Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.  Procedural
details are below.

Newsgroup line:
rec.pets.herp.chameleon	Care, breeding and conservation of True Chameleons.

RATIONALE: rec.pets.herp.chameleon

True Chameleons are a popular pet world wide. "True Chameleons" care
and breeding are complex and very different from other
herps. Chameleon List serves often have 20-40 posts per day. There is
currently 5 chameleon list serves. One will be shutting down soon due
to too much traffic. Discussions are important to the conservation of
the Chameleons. Public forums are important to the new chameleon
owner, many do not have the knowledge needed to care for
chameleons. Pet owners, veterinarians, breeders, zoos and researchers
could utilize this newsgroup.

The newsgroup rec.pets.herp is crowded and finding posts on "True
Chameleons" is difficult.

CHARTER: rec.pets.herp.chameleon

For the discusion of care, breeding and conservation of "True
Chameleons", The Family Chamaeleonidae. including the genus Chameleo,
Bradypodion, Calumma, Furcifer, Rampholeon, and Brookesia.

FAQs will be posted at:


Binaries for identification and diagnosis are acceptable. Binaries for
the purpose of advertisement are not allowed.


The primary language in the newsgroup is English. Other languages are



This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase
of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroups
should be raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue
for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this
proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For
Votes (CFV) may be posted by a neutral vote taker if the discussion
warrants it.  Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How
to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these
documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any
questions about the process.


[email protected], Brookesia@onelist,
Chameleons@onelist, Chameleon@onelist

Proponent: Ted Tuk