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From [email protected] Tue Oct 11 13:06:55 1994
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From: [email protected] (Taneli Huuskonen)
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Subject: RFD: misc.health.arthritis
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION
======================

Group Name:    misc.health.arthritis
Status:        Unmoderated
Distribution:  Worldwide
Summary:       Discussion about arthritis and related issues
Proposed by:   Taneli Huuskonen ([email protected])


This is the official Request For Discussion concerning the creation of a
new group called misc.health.arthritis.  The group would be intended as
a more widespread forum for such discussions as currently take place in
the existing newsgroup alt.support.arthritis.  If an agreement about
the new group is reached within a discussion period lasting 21-30 days,
this RFD will be followed with a Call For Votes.  The CFV will be posted
to the same newsgroups as this RFD, namely:

alt.med.fibromyalgia
alt.support.arthritis
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
sci.med.immunology

Any subsequent discussion is directed to news.groups.


Rationale
---------

The existing alt.support.arthritis has proved to be
a much-used discussion forum for both doctors and lay people, with a
remarkably good signal-to-noise ratio, and many people have expressed
their satisfaction with the group in their postings.  I have myself
found both the factual information and the personal sharing of
experiences very important.  Channeling the same discussions to
misc.health.arthritis would make them accessible to a wider audience,
as many Usenet sites do not carry the alt hierarchy of newsgroups
at all.

There was some concern about some current readers of
alt.support.arthritis being unable to access the new group.  This
problem seems to be cleared, at least for residents of Southern
Ontario.  If a similar situation persists somewhere else, please
make it known, so that alternative solutions can be sought
together.  For details, please refer to my recent postings on
alt.support.arthritis and followups to them by Linda Mayhew.

There is an existing misc.health hierarchy, which already has the
following groups: misc.health.diabetes, misc.health.aids, and
misc.health.alternative.  The new group would fit in well.


Charter
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The proposed group would be intended for discussions about different
aspects of arthritis mainly from the patient's point of view.  Medical
discussions are supposed to be informational only, not intended for a
substitute of consulting a properly trained medical practitioner.

Anyone with an interest in arthritis is free to post, including but not
limited to patients, their friends and family members, doctors, and
other medical professionals dealing with different forms of arthritis.

The following are examples of intended topics:

- symptoms and causes of different forms of arthritis
- treatments, both conventional and alternative
- arthritis-related practical problems and ways to overcome them
- social issues relevant to arthritis patients
- emotional support
- different resources available to people with arthritis

Scientific discussions that are likely to interest arthritis patients in
general are welcome on misc.health.arthritis, even if cross-posted to
sci.med.immunology.

Commercial advertisements may NOT be posted to the proposed group.
-- 
Taneli Huuskonen |  finger [email protected]  | Garanteely speling
-----------------|-------------------------------------| & grammer errur free
 Did I claim | S e va'gy tala'n me'g jobban boldogi't  |---------------------
 something?  | Mint ha ott volne'k, ahol lenni va'gyok.  -Peto"fi Sa'ndor


From [email protected] (RonDippold) Mon Nov 21 12:51:48 1994
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Subject: CFV: misc.health.arthritis
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                          FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                   unmoderated group misc.health.arthritis

Newsgroups line:
misc.health.arthritis	Arthritis and related disorders.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 12 December 1994.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Taneli Huuskonen <[email protected]>.


CHARTER

The proposed group would be intended for discussions about different
aspects of arthritis and related autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and
scleroderma, mainly from the patient's point of view.  Medical
discussions are supposed to be informational only, not intended for a
substitute of consulting a properly trained medical practitioner.

Anyone with an interest in arthritis is free to post, including but not
limited to patients, their friends and family members, doctors, and
other medical professionals dealing with different forms of arthritis.

The following are examples of intended topics:

- symptoms and causes of different forms of arthritis
- treatments, both conventional and alternative
- arthritis-related practical problems and ways to overcome them
- social issues relevant to arthritis patients
- emotional support
- different resources available to people with arthritis

Scientific discussions that are likely to interest arthritis patients in
general are welcome on misc.health.arthritis, even if cross-posted to
sci.med.immunology.

Commercial advertisements may NOT be posted to the proposed group.


Why vote yes?
-------------

If you are a reader of the existing alt.support.arthritis and you wish
more people could participate, or if you'd like to read it but your site
doesn't carry it, you have a reason to vote FOR the creation of the new
group.

-- Taneli Huuskonen



HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

Your mail message should contain one of the following statements:
      I vote YES on misc.health.arthritis
      I vote NO on misc.health.arthritis

You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the outcome.
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.

One vote counted per person, no more than one per account. Addresses and
votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.

From [email protected] (RonDippold) Thu Dec  1 15:35:57 1994
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From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
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Subject: 2nd CFV: misc.health.arthritis
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                          LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                   unmoderated group misc.health.arthritis

Newsgroups line:
misc.health.arthritis   Arthritis and related disorders.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 12 December 1994.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Taneli Huuskonen <[email protected]>.


CHARTER

The proposed group would be intended for discussions about different
aspects of arthritis and related autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and
scleroderma, mainly from the patient's point of view.  Medical
discussions are supposed to be informational only, not intended for a
substitute of consulting a properly trained medical practitioner.

Anyone with an interest in arthritis is free to post, including but not
limited to patients, their friends and family members, doctors, and
other medical professionals dealing with different forms of arthritis.

The following are examples of intended topics:

- symptoms and causes of different forms of arthritis
- treatments, both conventional and alternative
- arthritis-related practical problems and ways to overcome them
- social issues relevant to arthritis patients
- emotional support
- different resources available to people with arthritis

Scientific discussions that are likely to interest arthritis patients in
general are welcome on misc.health.arthritis, even if cross-posted to
sci.med.immunology.

Commercial advertisements may NOT be posted to the proposed group.


Why vote yes?
-------------

If you are a reader of the existing alt.support.arthritis and you wish
more people could participate, or if you'd like to read it but your site
doesn't carry it, you have a reason to vote FOR the creation of the new
group.

-- Taneli Huuskonen



HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

Your mail message should contain one of the following statements:
      I vote YES on misc.health.arthritis
      I vote NO on misc.health.arthritis

You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the outcome.
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.

One vote counted per person, no more than one per account. Addresses and
votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.



misc.health.arthritis Bounce List - No need to revote
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[email protected]                                                 B.J. Herbison

From [email protected] (RonDippold) Wed Dec 14 15:15:29 1994
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From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
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Subject: RESULT: misc.health.arthritis passes 143:11
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                                    RESULT
	unmoderated group misc.health.arthritis passes 143:11

There were 143 YES votes and 11 NO votes, for a total of 154 valid votes. 
There was 1 abstain.

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.


Newsgroups line:
misc.health.arthritis   Arthritis and related disorders.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Taneli Huuskonen <[email protected]>.


CHARTER

The proposed group would be intended for discussions about different
aspects of arthritis and related autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and
scleroderma, mainly from the patient's point of view.  Medical
discussions are supposed to be informational only, not intended for a
substitute of consulting a properly trained medical practitioner.

Anyone with an interest in arthritis is free to post, including but not
limited to patients, their friends and family members, doctors, and
other medical professionals dealing with different forms of arthritis.

The following are examples of intended topics:

- symptoms and causes of different forms of arthritis
- treatments, both conventional and alternative
- arthritis-related practical problems and ways to overcome them
- social issues relevant to arthritis patients
- emotional support
- different resources available to people with arthritis

Scientific discussions that are likely to interest arthritis patients in
general are welcome on misc.health.arthritis, even if cross-posted to
sci.med.immunology.

Commercial advertisements may NOT be posted to the proposed group.


Why vote yes?
-------------

If you are a reader of the existing alt.support.arthritis and you wish
more people could participate, or if you'd like to read it but your site
doesn't carry it, you have a reason to vote FOR the creation of the new
group.

-- Taneli Huuskonen


misc.health.arthritis Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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[email protected]                                         Fred Marshall
[email protected]                                                            
[email protected]                                          Ashwini Kumar
[email protected]                                                 Tina M. Wood
[email protected]                              Anne-Michelle Singleton
[email protected]                                                 Amy McNulty
[email protected]                                             Ananda M. Kar
[email protected]                                                    Jim Ault
[email protected]                                                   Marianna Miles
[email protected]                                              Barb Beck
[email protected]                                                     Frank Bartel
[email protected]                                 Davidson, Bruce A.
[email protected]                                    Miguel Angel Belmonte
[email protected]                                           Elizabeth Schwartz
[email protected]                                                            
[email protected]                                                 B.J. Herbison
[email protected]                                               Bob Savage
[email protected]                                          Betty Sparks CIRT-IRC
[email protected]                                             Bill Weber (DVNS)
[email protected]                                           Bram Wolthoorn
[email protected]                                                  Chantal Cagle
[email protected]                                          Camilla Cracchiolo
[email protected]                                                         
[email protected]                                                    Daniel
[email protected]                                      Catherine Bellon
[email protected]                                              Mark Kupferman
[email protected]                                   Catherine E. Boyd
[email protected]                                             Roger Burns
[email protected]                                         Cory L. Scott
[email protected]                                                      Holden C.
[email protected]                                            Carlyn Quinton
[email protected]                                              carl e snook
[email protected]                                            Cheryl Walker
[email protected]                                               Christopher Ward
[email protected]                      Danielle Gladding
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[email protected]                                  Frank P. Della Posta
[email protected]                                              Dennis Mahussier
[email protected]                                            Dale Gold
[email protected]                                                 Dave Brown
[email protected]                                                        Dave Sala
[email protected]                                             David Smith
ed%[email protected]                                              Edward Reid
[email protected]                                           Ed Moore
[email protected]                                              Ed Harris
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[email protected]                                             Eugene N. Miya
[email protected]                                                   Emery Lapinski
[email protected]                                                  ex237
[email protected]                                         Cathy Gearhart
[email protected]                                          Janette Wallis
[email protected]                                          Fred Inman
[email protected]                                                   Fred Tempereau
[email protected]                                   Craig Burley
[email protected]                                              Rajeeva Gaur
[email protected]                                                   Gil Neiger
[email protected]                                      John Goodman
[email protected]                                      Mary Gorman
[email protected]                               Grace Panourgias
[email protected]                                                 Dick Grady
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[email protected]                                                    Harry J. Saal
[email protected]                                          Howard A. Sharpe
[email protected]                                       Taneli Huuskonen
[email protected]                                       Jack Rhondeau Jr.
[email protected]                                         Jeff C. Glover
[email protected]                                                   Jim Nealon
[email protected]                                      Joyce Morris
[email protected]                                   Jim Karpinski/Jane Koestler
[email protected]                                          John Richards
[email protected]                                               Jason Steeves
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[email protected]                            Julie Hakewill
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[email protected]                                                   Phil Temples
[email protected]                                  Kenji Rikitake
[email protected]                                         Kerrin Pine
[email protected]                                              Kirk Taylor
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[email protected]                               K KWFRANK W Frank
[email protected]                                              Lantz Rowland
[email protected]                                                Laura Wanke
[email protected]                                             Linda C. Culala
[email protected]                                                   Mark Leganza
[email protected]                                          Lorna Buchan
[email protected]                                                      Mark Bixby
[email protected]                                           Maxine Wagner
[email protected]                                             Tan Min-Han
[email protected]                                          Mike Emson
[email protected]                                                      Julie Menin
[email protected]                                                   Michael Grubb
[email protected]                                                MIKE BROOKS
[email protected]                                                Mar Preston
[email protected]                                          Martin Schroeder
[email protected]                                               Johanna Uhlin
[email protected]                                             Nathan Mehl
[email protected]                                               Randy Nerwick
[email protected]                                   Peter Donald
[email protected]                                          Jamie Nicholl
[email protected]                                          Nick Ingegneri
[email protected]                                         Nicholas A Bartoli
[email protected]                                                  M. Otto
[email protected]                                          Robert F. Clements
[email protected]                                        Tracy L. Carter
[email protected]                                    Diana Parker
[email protected]                                      Peter Doell
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[email protected]                                         Phil Parker
[email protected]                                              Rebecca Drayer
[email protected]                                                    Roy Deere
[email protected]                                                 Reggie Dwork
[email protected]nuance.com                                           Ryan Waldron
[email protected]                                      Robert Tusler
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[email protected]                                                Ruth
[email protected]                                                  Rolf Schaefer
[email protected]                                                 Paul Schneider
[email protected]                                         Mary Sheetz
[email protected]                                          Susan Lowney
[email protected]                                                      Sergio Manzi
[email protected]                                         Somnath Ghosh
[email protected]                         William J. Sproule
[email protected]                                               Sanford Jacobs
[email protected]                                          Sam L. Smith
[email protected]                                          Noreen Palazzo
[email protected]                                     Noel S. McFerran
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[email protected]                Stephanie Wagaman - ATLSS/RE
[email protected]                                  Steve Kirchoefer
[email protected]                                    TIMOTHY ROBINSON
[email protected]                                           John R. Tegtmeier
[email protected]                             Lani Teshima-Miller
[email protected]                                                     Thomas F Lee
[email protected]                                            Thomas G. McWilliams
[email protected]                                      The Emily/T'Manda Crew
[email protected]                                                 Robert Cormier
[email protected]                                           Ted Rogers
[email protected]                                                       Unicorn
[email protected]                                                   Dave
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[email protected]                                                 William Dawes
[email protected]                                   Mickey Williamson
[email protected]                                          Wray Henderson

Voted No
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[email protected]                                             Vincent Archer
[email protected]                              Kenneth P Crouch
[email protected]                                             David
[email protected]                                   Pete 'Happy' Thomas
[email protected]                                       Brent Sutherland
[email protected]                                    Jeff Murphy
[email protected]                                                 Marcus Breiing
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[email protected]                                                Pete Bastien
[email protected]                                             Richard H. Miller
[email protected]                                                  Dwight Brown

Abstained
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[email protected]                                          M Mike Taksar KC6ZPS

 
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