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From [email protected] Mon Jan  4 11:02:15 1999 Path:!bounce-back From: Ted Tuk <[email protected]> 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 Lines: 72 Xref: news.announce.newgroups:10779 news.groups:302664 rec.pets.herp:138627                       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: http:/  Binaries:  Binaries for identification and diagnosis are acceptable. Binaries for the purpose of advertisement are not allowed.  Language:  The primary language in the newsgroup is English. Other languages are permitted.  END CHARTER.  PROCEDURE:  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.  DISTRIBUTION:  rec.pets.herp, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]  Proponent: Ted Tuk <[email protected]> 
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