From [email protected] Mon Mar 23 03:15:06 1998
From: 69charger <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,rec.models.rockets
Subject: RFD: rec.models.rockets.politics
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Approved: [email protected]
Archive-Name: rec.models.rockets.politics
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 11:12:06 GMT
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Xref: news.announce.newgroups:9887 news.groups:276176 rec.models.rockets:92864

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
            unmoderated group rec.models.rockets.politics

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

Newsgroup line:
rec.models.rockets.politics	Political issues in hobby rocketry.

RATIONALE: rec.models.rockets.politics

The newsgroup rec.models.rockets (RMR) exists to discuss hobby, amature,
and professional rocketry. In the past few years a very vocal group
within rec.models.rockets has taken to discussing the politics involved
in many rocketry organizations. Rec.models.rockets.politics would give
this group a place to discuss thier unique political views. These
political discussions usually end up as offensive personal attacks and
serve only to clutter rec.models.rockets and make it harder for users to
find usefull information regarding rocketry. Several users have left the
newsgroup rec.models.rockets because of these types of posts.

CHARTER: rec.models.rockets.politics

The newsgroup rec.models.rockets.politics would be a great compliment to
the newsgroup rec.models.rockets. It would let users in express thier
political views involving rocketry without requiring the users in
rec.models.rockets to sift through all the politically oriented posts to
find useful information.

Commercial posts while not prohibited should be short and pertinent.

Binary postings not encouraged.



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.



Proponent: Tom Swenson <[email protected]>