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From [email protected] Tue Oct 20 13:29:10 1992 Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:2844 news.groups:57938 news.answers:3516 Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.answers Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Jonathan I. Kamens) Subject: RFD: *.answers moderated newsgroups Followup-To: news.groups Approved: [email protected], [email protected] Sender: [email protected] (David C Lawrence) Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1992 22:28:55 GMT Message-ID: <[email protected]> Lines: 75  Archive-name: news-answers/administrivia  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 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Jonathan I. Kamens) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.answers Subject: CFV: *.answers moderated newsgroups Followup-To: poster Date: 19 Nov 1992 10:21:57 -0500 Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lines: 161 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:2967 news.groups:61318 news.answers:4113  Archive-name: news-answers/administrivia  			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 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Jonathan I. Kamens) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.answers Subject: 2nd CFV and VOTE ACK: *.answers moderated newsgroups Followup-To: poster Date: 4 Dec 1992 15:42:23 -0500 Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lines: 394 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] NNTP-Posting-Host: news.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3019 news.groups:62427 news.answers:4428  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]                                                   ...... [email protected] (Vincent Archer)                              ...... Arne Henrik Juul <[email protected]>                                 ...... [email protected]                                                ...... <[email protected]>                                                          ...... [email protected]                                                          ...... Tony Zamora <[email protected]>                                     ...... [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]                                                       ...... [email protected] (Better than a sharp stick in the eye.)           ...... [email protected] (Brian Smithson)                                 ...... [email protected] (Bruce Feist)                       .... Bryan Cardoza <[email protected]>                                 ...... [email protected] (Judith Bush)                             ...... Alexander EICHENER <[email protected]>                     ...... Carl <[email protected]>                                            ...... [email protected]                                                 ...... Charles Shub <[email protected]>                                ...... [email protected] (Sudarshan S. Chawathe)                             ...... [email protected] (Chip Salzenberg)                                           ...... Chris Johnston <[email protected]>                                   ...... Christophe Wolfhugel <[email protected]>           ...... Christopher Davis <[email protected]>                                          ...... Clive Newall <[email protected]>                                 ...... Chris Marble <[email protected]>                              ...... "Ofer Inbar" <[email protected]>                                 ...... [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]                                               ...... [email protected]                                                     . ... [email protected] (Dave Brooks)                                               ...... [email protected] (Doug Osborn)                                        .. . [email protected] (Doug Eastick)                           ...... [email protected] (Eduardo Rodriguez)                      ...... [email protected] (Ed McGuire)                                   ...... Ephraim Vishniac <[email protected]>                                     ...... Greg Franklin <[email protected]>                               ...... David John Kunz <[email protected]>                              ...... William C Fenner <[email protected]>                                     ...... [email protected]                                               ...... [email protected]                                             ...... [email protected] (^ILeon Frederick - DSB^I)                          ... Geoff Allen <[email protected]>                                     . .. [email protected] (MargAret D. Gibbs)                                    ...... [email protected] (Greg Black)                                       .. . Gerben 'P' Vos <[email protected]>                                          ...... [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]>                    ...... [email protected] (Herve Schauer)                                   ...... [email protected] (Edward J. Huff)                                 ...... [email protected] (Ian Lance Taylor)                                          ...... Ian Rogers <[email protected]>                                      ...... [email protected] (Josh Smith)                                ...... Irving_Wolfe <[email protected]>                                ...... [email protected] (Ian Jackson)                                          ...... J Lee Jaap <[email protected]>                                      ...... [email protected] (Mark James)                                     ...... [email protected] (Jan Isley)                                        ...... John Bartol <[email protected]>                                       ...... [email protected] (jeremy bettis)                                      .... . Juergen Christoffel <[email protected]>                                     ...... John DiMarco <[email protected]>                                       ...... [email protected] (John Duncan)                                    ...... [email protected] (Jonathan Monsarrat)                                    ...... [email protected] (John Harkin)                                                 ...... [email protected] (John Hawkinson)                                         .... "Jonathan I. Kamens" <[email protected]>                           ...... James Mathiesen <[email protected]>                                  ...... [email protected] (J J Farrell)                                         ...... Jay Maynard <[email protected]>                               ...... [email protected] (Joe Smith)                                        ...... <[email protected]>                                             ...... [email protected]                                               ...... [email protected]                                                         ...... Lord Yak Da Hairy <[email protected]>                              ...... Jonathan Gowland <[email protected]>                            ...... [email protected] (Jim Atkinson)                                     ...... [email protected] (Blackwell James R)                                      ..... [email protected] (Peter Kaminski)                                     ...... "Neeran M. Karnik" <[email protected]>                                   ...... [email protected]                                                           ...... Kelly Derek Deyoe <[email protected]>                                      ...... [email protected] (Kees Hendrikse)                             ...... [email protected] (Kevin McCarty)                                           ... .. [email protected] (Bill Konrad)                                  ...... Karleenus Schwartz Davis <[email protected]>                ...... [email protected]                                                     ...... [email protected]                       ...... [email protected] (Mark Linimon)                                      ...... Lisa Bjarke <[email protected]>                                  ...... [email protected] (Larry W. Virden, x2487)                                   ...... Danny Schwendener <[email protected]>                               ...... Magnus Olsson <[email protected]>                                        ...... Jeff Makey <[email protected]>                                           ...... [email protected]                                               ...... [email protected] (Markus Witt)                                       ...... [email protected]                                                   ...... [email protected] (Mark Atwood)                                ...... [email protected] (Malcolm Mladenovic)                                  ...... Dan McDonald <[email protected]>                                   ...... [email protected] (Alayne McGregor)                                    ...... Martha Gunnarson <[email protected]>                                            .. ... [email protected] (Marc G. Frank)                                      ...... Magnus Holmberg <[email protected]>                                     ...... [email protected]                                                   ...... [email protected] (Michael Shields)         ...... Martin Merry <[email protected]>                                       ...... Michael Quinn <[email protected]>                         ...... [email protected] (Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS)                                  ...... Monty Solomon <[email protected]>                                      ...... [email protected] (Stephen Cristol)                          ...... [email protected] (David Muir Sharnoff)                           ...... Melissa Wauford <[email protected]>                                ...... Helge Nareid <[email protected]>                                        ...... [email protected]                                                    ...... Ommund Oegaard <[email protected]>                                     ...... "M. Otto" <[email protected]>                                        ...... Peter Craig <[email protected]>                                     ...... [email protected] (Pierre Asselin)                                           ...... [email protected] (Phil Earnhardt)                                         ...... Paul Wells <[email protected]>                                   ...... [email protected]                                               ...... [email protected] (Paul E. Hoffman)                                   ...... [email protected] (Pierre Uszynski)                         ...... prc <[email protected]>                                                  ...... Paul W Schleck KD3FU <[email protected]>                         ...... Pirawat Watanapongse <[email protected]>                                   ...... Joshua Randall <[email protected]>                                 ...... ron c carman <[email protected]>                                      ...... [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]>                                       ...... [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]>                                 ...... [email protected] (Scott Hazen Mueller)                             ...... [email protected] (Lynda L. True)                                ...... [email protected] (Simona Nass)                                           ...... [email protected] (Stephen Joseph Smith)                                ...... Seth the Lesser <[email protected]>                           ...... Jason Hunsaker <[email protected]>                                        ...... [email protected] (Wim Slootmans)                                  .  .. Marc Moorcroft <[email protected]>                                  .  . . [email protected] (Mikael Parknert)                                   ...... [email protected] (Sridhar Venkataraman)                        ...... [email protected] (Steve Rogers)                                       ...... Stefan Linnemann <[email protected]>                    ...... Stephan Niemz <[email protected]>                                ...... Stephen Hebditch <[email protected]>                            ...... [email protected] (Stu Labovitz)                                  ...... [email protected]                                              ...... Morten Tandle <[email protected]>                                       ...... [email protected] (Tim Frost)                                         ...... Timothy VanFosson <[email protected]>                                  ...... [email protected]                                                          ...... [email protected]                                        ...... [email protected] (Tony Mountifield)                                  ...... [email protected] (Tony DeBari)                                     ...... "Tony (T.) Rice" <[email protected]>                                          ...... Tim Pierce <[email protected]>                                   ...... [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) <[email protected]>                            ...... "Yvonne Y. Yang" <[email protected]>                         ...... --  Jonathan Kamens                                         [email protected] MIT Information Systems/Athena              Moderator, news.answers  From [email protected] Wed Jan  6 21:02:57 1993 Path: uunet!bounce-back From: [email protected] (Jonathan I. Kamens) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.answers Subject: RESULT: *.answers groups pass Followup-To: news.groups Date: 6 Jan 1993 19:35:40 -0500 Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lines: 336 Sender: [email protected] Approved: [email protected], [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> NNTP-Posting-Host: rodan.uu.net Xref: uunet news.announce.newgroups:3094 news.groups:63961 news.answers:5051  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 <[email protected]>                                 YAYYAA [email protected] (Arthur Rubin)                             NYAYAA Albert Crosby <[email protected]>                                  YYYYYY [email protected] (Steve Adams)                                            YYYYYY [email protected] (Andre Lehovich)                                        YYYYYY Alan Thew <[email protected]>                                   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 <[email protected]>                                            YYYYYY [email protected]                                                  YYYYYY [email protected] (Vincent Archer)                             YYYYYY Arne Henrik Juul <[email protected]>                                YYYYYY [email protected]                                               YYYYYY <[email protected]>                                                         YYYYYY [email protected]                                                         YYYYYY Tony Zamora <[email protected]>                                    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 <[email protected]>                             YYYYYY [email protected]                                      YYYYYY Bengt Larsson <[email protected]>                                     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 <[email protected]>                                NNNNNN Eric Hunt <[email protected]>                                   YYYYYY [email protected] (Judith Bush)                            YYYYYY "Ben Wildasin" <[email protected]>                          NNNNNN [email protected]                                             YYYYYY Alexander EICHENER <[email protected]>                    YYYYYY Dave Schulman <[email protected]>                            YYYYYY Carl <[email protected]>                                           YYYYYY [email protected]                                                YYYYYY JULIAN GUTHRIE CASTLE <[email protected]>                             YYYYYY [email protected] (Christian.CHASSAN)                               YYYYYY Charles Shub <[email protected]>                               NNNNNN [email protected] (Sudarshan S. Chawathe)                            YYYYYY [email protected] (Chip Salzenberg)                                          YYYYYY Chris Johnston <[email protected]>                                  YYYYYY Christophe Wolfhugel <[email protected]>          NNNNNN Christopher Davis <[email protected]>                                         YYYYYY [email protected] (Claire.LAMBERT)                                  YYYYYY [email protected]                                                      YYYYYY [email protected] (Chris Lewis)                                YYYYYN Clive Newall <[email protected]>                                YYYYYY [email protected] (Cory L. Scott)                                NNNNNY Chris Marble <[email protected]>                             YYYYYY "Ofer Inbar" <[email protected]>                                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" <[email protected]>                                   YYYYYY "Dennis Brennan" <[email protected]>                             YYYYYY [email protected] (Dave Brooks)                                              YYYYNN [email protected] (Lynn Dobbs)                                         YYYYYY [email protected] (Doug Osborn)                                       YYAYAA [email protected] (Doug Eastick)                          YYYYYY Erik Bailey <[email protected]>                                             YYYYYY [email protected] (Eduardo Rodriguez)                     YYYYYY "Derek A. Edwards" <[email protected]>                            YAAAAA [email protected] (Paul Eggert)                                        YYYYYY [email protected]                                         YYYYYY [email protected] (Ed McGuire)                                  YYYYYY Ephraim Vishniac <[email protected]>                                    YYYYYY [email protected] (Emeric.de.Saint.Roman)                          YYYYYY Greg Franklin <[email protected]>                              YYYYYY David John Kunz <[email protected]>                             YYYYYY William C Fenner <[email protected]>                                    YYYYYY [email protected]                                              YYYYYY [email protected]                                            YYYYYY [email protected] (^ILeon Frederick - DSB^I)                         YYYAAA [email protected]                                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (Richard Stueven)                                           YYYYYY Geoff Allen <[email protected]>                                    YAYYAA [email protected]                                                 YYYYYY [email protected] (MargAret D. Gibbs)                                   YYYYYY [email protected] (Greg Black)                                      YYAYAA Greg Johnson <[email protected]>                               YYYYYY Gerben 'P' Vos <[email protected]>                                         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 <[email protected]>                   YYYYYY [email protected] (Herve Schauer)                                  YYYYYY Heinz Knutzen <[email protected]>                           YAAYAA "Henrik Tougaard" <[email protected]>                                        YYYYYY [email protected] (Edward J. Huff)                                YYYYYY [email protected] (Ian Lance Taylor)                                         YYYYYY Ian Rogers <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (Ian Kluft)                                       YYYYAA [email protected] (Josh Smith)                               YYYYYY Irving_Wolfe <[email protected]>                               YYYYYY [email protected] (Ian Jackson)                                         YYYYYY J Lee Jaap <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (Mark James)                                    YYYYYY [email protected] (Jan Isley)                                       YYYYYY John Bartol <[email protected]>                                      NNNNNN Jeremy Bettis <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (jeremy bettis)                                     YYYYAY Joan Boorstein <[email protected]>                                  YYYYYY Juergen Christoffel <[email protected]>                                    YYYYYY John DiMarco <[email protected]>                                      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" <[email protected]>                          YYYYYY James Mathiesen <[email protected]>                                 YYYYYY [email protected] (J J Farrell)                                        YYYYYY [email protected] (Juan.Moscol)                                     YYYYYY Jay Maynard <[email protected]>                              YYYYYY [email protected] (Joe Smith)                                       YYYYYY <[email protected]>                                            YYYYYY [email protected]                                              YYYYYY [email protected]                                                        YYYYYY Lord Yak Da Hairy <[email protected]>                             YYYYYY Jonathan Gowland <[email protected]>                           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 <[email protected]>                 NNNNNN "Neeran M. Karnik" <[email protected]>                                  YNNYYN [email protected]                                                          YYYYYY Kelly Derek Deyoe <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (Kees Hendrikse)                            YYYYYY [email protected] (Kevin Lu)                                NNNNNN [email protected] (Kevin McCarty)                                          YYYAYY [email protected] (Bill Konrad)                                 YYYYYY Karleenus Schwartz Davis <[email protected]>               YYYYYY Craig Latta <[email protected]>                                       YYYYYY [email protected]                                                    YYYYYY [email protected]                      YYYYYY [email protected] (Mark Linimon)                                     YYYYYY Lisa Bjarke <[email protected]>                                 YYYYYY [email protected] (Larry W. Virden, x2487)                                  YYYYYY Danny Schwendener <[email protected]>                              YYYYYY Magnus Olsson <[email protected]>                                       YYYYYY Jeff Makey <[email protected]>                                          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 <[email protected]>                                  YYYYYY [email protected] (Alayne McGregor)                                   NNNNNN [email protected] (Bert Medley)                          NNNNNN Martha Gunnarson <[email protected]>                                           YYAYYY [email protected] (Marc G. Frank)                                     YYYYYY Magnus Holmberg <[email protected]>                                    YYYYYY [email protected]                                                  NNNNNN [email protected] (Michael Shields)        YYYYYY Martin Merry <[email protected]>                                      YYYYYY Michael Quinn <[email protected]>                        YYYYYY [email protected] (Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS)                                 YYYYYY [email protected] (Skip Montanaro)                           YYYYYY Monty Solomon <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (Stephen Cristol)                         YYYYYY [email protected] (David Muir Sharnoff)                          YYYYYY Melissa Wauford <[email protected]>                               YYYYYY Helge Nareid <[email protected]>                                       YYYYYY [email protected]                                                   YYYYYY John Neuharth <[email protected]>                               YYYYYY [email protected] (Jack Carden)                               YYYYYY Ommund Oegaard <[email protected]>                                    YNNYYN "M. Otto" <[email protected]>                                       YYYYYY [email protected] (Ogloblin Vladimir)                                 AAAAAY Peter Craig <[email protected]>                                    YYYYYY [email protected] (Pierre Asselin)                                          YYYYYY [email protected] (Phil Earnhardt)                                        YYYYYY Frank Wilde <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY Paul Wells <[email protected]>                                  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 <[email protected]>                                                 NNNNNN Paul W Schleck KD3FU <[email protected]>                        YYYYYY Pirawat Watanapongse <[email protected]>                                  YYNYNN Raphael Manfredi <[email protected]>                                       YYYYYY Joshua Randall <[email protected]>                                YYYYYY ron c carman <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY [email protected] (Richard E. Depew)                                YYYYYY [email protected]                                                   YYYYYY Rupert G. Goldie <[email protected]>                                       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" <[email protected]>                                YYYYYY [email protected] (Ron Romero)                                       YYYYYY Eric Rossing <[email protected]>                                      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 <[email protected]>                                YYYYYY [email protected] (Steven Byrnes)                                        YYYYYY [email protected] (Jan Schloerer)                          YAAYYA [email protected] (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 <[email protected]>                          NNNNNN Jason Hunsaker <[email protected]>                                       YYYYYY [email protected] (Wim Slootmans)                                 YAAYYA Marc Moorcroft <[email protected]>                                 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 <[email protected]>                   YYYYYY Stephan Niemz <[email protected]>                               YYYYYY Stephen Hebditch <[email protected]>                           YYYYYY [email protected] (Stu Labovitz)                                 YYYYYY David Reeve Sward <[email protected]>                                      YYYYYY [email protected] (Joe Tam)                                           NNNNNN [email protected]                                             NNNNNN Morten Tandle <[email protected]>                                      NNNNNN [email protected] (Tim Frost)                                        YYYYYY Timothy VanFosson <[email protected]>                                 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 <[email protected]>                                     YYYYYY "Tony (T.) Rice" <[email protected]>                                         YYYYYY [email protected] (Ted "Theodore" W. Leung)                              YYYYYY Tim Pierce <[email protected]>                                  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 <[email protected]>                               YYYYYN [email protected] (Lars Wirzenius)                                YYYYYY [email protected] (Willem Jan Withagen)                                 YYAAAA [email protected]                                              YYYYYY (The Crossjammer) <[email protected]>                           YYYYYY "Yvonne Y. Yang" <[email protected]>                        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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