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From: [email protected] (John M. Grohol)
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-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
   The First REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) for the CREATION of
                     SCI.PSYCHOLOGY.RESEARCH 
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Note: ALL discussion on this RFD should only take place in
      the newsgroup, "news.groups". Post all follow-ups there only.


INTRODUCTION
------------

Since the creation of sci.psychology, other groups related to 
psychology have been created, from "sci.cognitive" to
"sci.med.psychobiology" to deal with specific theoretical
models and other issues that would be more easily
and better propegated, read, and responded to through 
groups specifically devoted to those issues.

Over the past few months, it has become clear on sci.psychology
that a new newsgroup is warranted to discuss the multitude
of professional research and practical issues.  Individuals
in the field of psychology often are turned off of the
sci.psychology newsgroup early on because of the "pop"
feel to the newsgroup; the multitude of laypersons who
post or crosspost only minimally-psychology-related material
time and time again, abusing the newsgroup despite requests
to cease (eg. - the all-too-often questions of what is Drug X's
purpose or Y Disorder's symptoms or Z treatment and how does it 
affect that person's life).  This has resulted in an extremely high
signal-to-noise ratio that has made kill files useless to
those individuals who are only interested in professional
issues regarding research on theory, clinical applications,
grant issues, and academia.  

After discussion on possible remedies to the problem, 
it was generally agreed-upon that a new, *moderated* newsgroup
for these issues, in the already-existing sci.psychology
hiearchy, would be the most appropriate and effective solution.
This would allow a lower volume and a higher quality of articles,
as well as stop the crossposting abuse that is commonplace on
sci.psychology.

This serves as the formal Request for Discussion (RFD) on the
creation of sci.psychology.research.

CHARTER
------- 
Name:     sci.psychology.research    

Summary:  Discussion of psychology professional & research topics.

Status:   Moderated

This newsgroup will be for the professional discussion of those 
topics directly related to the issues of research, academia, theory,
and the science of psychology.  Psychology is broadly defined
as the study of individual human behavior. 

Issues related to research supporting applied psychological
techniques, discussion of research into current theoretical work,
statistical models & problems, reviews of current journal 
articles, in-process studies, research methodology, 
and grant-searches & grant-writing 
are appropriate topics for the proposed group.

Issues related to "pop" psychology, help or information on
a specific psychological or physical problem or disorder,
advertisements for any products, discussions on:
specific psychological techniques, psychopharamalogical
interventions, whether psychology is a "science" or not, and 
on any research or theoretical areas outside the purview
of psychology would remain on other newsgroups
and would not be appropriate for the proposed group.

This will be a loosely moderated group, moderation mainly
being used to screen out irrelevant, non-psychology articles,
personal attacks and arguments, political debate, and other
topics as warranted.

SUMMARY
-------

Sci.psychology is currently a place for discussion ranging from
proponents of one set of therapetuic techniques to a discussion on
Nancy Kerrigan's attacker to whether memories of sexual abuse are
real or not. While this diversity is valued, it is not likely
to be lost by the creation of one group devoted to professionals
discussing research and related issues. Many professionals have
stated they would continue contributing to both newsgroups if
this group passed creation.

More importantly, many psychology professionals have stopped reading
sci.psychology because of its high signal-to-noise ratio, and therefore
have no forum in which to exchange ideas and discussion on psychological
material. 

This group is being proposed as moderated to lower the increased 
volume found on sci.psychology and to increase the quality of articles. 
It will also act to stop the abusive crosspostings that have plagued
sci.psychology from the onset.

------------------------------------------------
Notes on this RFD
-----------------
This is the 1st RFD and is being posted on January 31, 1994 to
the following newsgroups:

        news.groups
        news.announce.newgroups
        sci.psychology
        sci.cognitive
        sci.med
        sci.med.psychobiology
        alt.psychology.personality 

It may be freely distributed to any other groups or mailing lists
where it might be of relevance. Please leave the Followup-To:
header intact. Persons not able to communicate or post directly
to Usenet may mail their comments or questions to:
               [email protected]

 *   *ALL* pertinent discussion relating to this RFD     *
 *   should take place on NEWS.GROUPS, hence I have      *
 *   directed follow-ups there. I strongly urge readers  *
 *   to limit their discussions on this RFD              *
 *   to NEWS.GROUPS, where they belong.                  *

Call for Votes
--------------
The CFV is expected to be posted in approximately 30 days on
                    March 2, 1994 
The CFV is expected to be conducted by an independent vote-taker,
arranged through Ron Dippold.

The CFV will be sent out to the same newsgroups (listed above)
as the RFD was sent to. Details on voting will be posted in the CFV.
------------------------------------------------

-jmg

From [email protected] Mon Feb 14 19:55:22 1994
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From: "John M. Grohol" <[email protected]>
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Subject: 2nd RFD: sci.psychology.research moderated
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-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
   The Second REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) for the CREATION of
                     SCI.PSYCHOLOGY.RESEARCH 
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Note: ALL discussion on this RFD should only take place in
      the newsgroup, "news.groups". Post all follow-ups there only.

Note: Changes from the 1st RFD are reflected by double stars (**).

INTRODUCTION
------------

Since the creation of sci.psychology, other groups related to 
psychology have been created, from "sci.cognitive" to
"sci.med.psychobiology" to deal with specific theoretical
models and other issues that would be more easily
and better propegated, read, and responded to through 
groups specifically devoted to those issues.

Over the past few months, it has become clear on sci.psychology
that a new newsgroup is warranted to discuss the multitude
of professional research and practical issues.  Individuals
in the field of psychology often are turned off of the
sci.psychology newsgroup early on because of the "pop"
feel to the newsgroup; the multitude of laypersons who
post or crosspost only minimally-psychology-related material
time and time again, abusing the newsgroup despite requests
to cease (eg. - the all-too-often questions of what is Drug X's
purpose or Y Disorder's symptoms or Z treatment and how does it 
affect that person's life).  This has resulted in an extreme
signal-to-noise ratio that has made kill files useless to
those individuals who are only interested in professional
issues regarding research on theory, clinical applications,
grant issues, and academia.  

After discussion on possible remedies to the problem, 
it was generally agreed-upon that a new, *moderated* newsgroup
for these issues, in the already-existing sci.psychology
hiearchy, would be the most appropriate and effective solution.
This would allow a lower volume and a higher quality of articles,
as well as stop the crossposting abuse that is commonplace on
sci.psychology.

This serves as the formal Request for Discussion (RFD) on the
creation of sci.psychology.research.

CHARTER
------- 
Name:     sci.psychology.research    

Summary:  Discussion of psychology professional & research topics.

Status:   Moderated  (Group moderation by:
                        [email protected]
                        [email protected]
                        [email protected])

This newsgroup will be for the professional discussion of those 
topics directly related to the issues of research, academia, theory,
and the science of psychology.  Psychology is broadly defined
** as the study of individual behavior.  Research discussed
** may be related to *any* of the wide-ranging psychological
** fields, including - but not limited to - human behavior,
** human neuropsychology, industrial/organizational psychology,
** or animal studies. The important emphasis of this newsgroup
** is on *research* that currently exists or is in process in
** the various facets of psychology.

Issues related to research supporting applied psychological
techniques, discussion of research into current theoretical work,
statistical models & problems, reviews of current journal 
** articles, in-process studies, research methodology & design, 
** and grant-searches & grant-writing, are examples of 
** appropriate topics for the proposed group.

** Issues related to individuals seeking help or information on
a specific psychological or physical problem or disorder,
advertisements for any products, discussions on:
specific psychological techniques, psychopharamalogical
interventions, whether psychology is a "science" or not, and 
on any research or theoretical areas outside the purview
of psychology would remain on other newsgroups
** and are examples of topics that would not be appropriate
** for the proposed group.

This will be a loosely moderated group, moderation mainly
being used to screen out irrelevant, non-psychology articles,
personal attacks and arguments, political debate, and other
topics as warranted.

MODERATION GUIDELINES (written by Al Black; new to the 2nd RFD)
---------------------
The purpose of moderation on sci.psychology.research is create a
collegial forum for the discussion about psychological research,
theory, applications, and related issues.  For purposes of moderation,
psychology is used in a broad sense.  It includes the discussion of
topics that overlap with other academic disciplines along with
nontraditional areas and approaches to psychological research.
Similarly, "related issues" and "applications" are defined broadly. 

Moderation of sci.psychology.research is not the Usenet equivalent of
editing a journal;  it is meant to work as a filter.  The moderation is
conducted in a spirit of inclusiveness and collegiality.  Authors are
encouraged to keep the content of their articles directed toward theory,
research, and applications.  Authors are also encouraged to cite
relevant references in the literature or provide some documentation for
claims when possible.  When disagreeing with another poster, authors
are encouraged to concentrate on the others' ideas.  Of course,
articles should be checked for spelling and formatted with a line
length of less than 80 columns.

A moderation mail alias will be set up upon the passage of the 
proposed newsgroup. This alias - which will be publicized - 
will allow individuals to submit an article for posting and it
will be automatically redirected to one of the moderators. 
Articles posted to the newsgroup would also be automatically
redirected to this mailing alias, as is done on all moderated newsgroups.
If accepted, the article will be posted to sci.psychology.research in a
couple of days.  If the article is not accepted, the moderator will
notify you of the rejection and give a brief explanation of why it was
not accepted.  Articles can be resubmitted for further consideration.
If an author would like a resubmission to be considered by the entire
set of moderators, it should be noted in the mail to moderator.  If the
majority of the moderators approve of the article it will be posted in
a couple of days.  If an article is not approved for posting in
sci.psychology.research, and the author decides to post it elsewhere,
they are encouraged to included the statement "This post was rejected
by the moderators of sci.psychology.research." The moderators will post
statistics of approval rates to sci.psychology.research on a regular
basis.


SUMMARY
-------
Sci.psychology is currently a place for discussion ranging from
proponents of one set of therapetuic techniques to a discussion on
Nancy Kerrigan's attacker to whether memories of sexual abuse are
real or not. While this diversity is valued, it is not likely
to be lost by the creation of one group devoted to professionals
discussing research and related issues. Many professionals have
stated they would continue contributing to both newsgroups if
this group passed creation.

More importantly, many psychology professionals have stopped reading
sci.psychology because of its signal-to-noise ratio, and therefore
have no forum in which to exchange ideas and discussion on psychological
material. 

This group is being proposed as moderated to lower the increased 
volume found on sci.psychology and to increase the quality of articles. 
It will also act to stop the abusive crosspostings that have plagued
sci.psychology from the onset.

------------------------------------------------
Notes on this RFD
-----------------
This is the 2nd RFD and is being posted on February 11, 1994 to
the following newsgroups:

        news.groups
        news.announce.newgroups
        sci.psychology
        sci.cognitive
        sci.med
        sci.med.psychobiology
        alt.psychology.personality 

The 1st RFD was posted to the above groups on February 1, 1994.
It may be freely distributed to any other groups or mailing lists
where it might be of relevance. Please leave the Followup-To:
header intact. Persons not able to communicate or post directly
to Usenet may mail their comments or questions to:
               [email protected]

 *   *ALL* pertinent discussion relating to this RFD     *
 *   should take place on NEWS.GROUPS, hence I have      *
 *   directed follow-ups there. I strongly urge readers  *
 *   to limit their discussions on this RFD              *
 *   to NEWS.GROUPS, where they belong.                  *

Call for Votes
--------------
The CFV is expected to be posted after the 30-day discussion 
               period has ended, on or about
                      March 2, 1994 
The CFV is expected to be conducted by an independent vote-taker,
arranged through Ron Dippold.

The CFV will be sent out to the same newsgroups (listed above)
as the RFD was sent to. Details on voting will be posted in the CFV.
------------------------------------------------

-jmg

From [email protected] (RonDippold) Wed Mar  9 23:37:06 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
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                          FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                   moderated group sci.psychology.research

Newsgroups line:
sci.psychology.moderated	Research issues in psychology. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 30 March 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 John Grohol <[email protected]>.


CHARTER

This newsgroup will be for the professional discussion of those topics
directly related to the issues of research, academia, theory, and the
science of psychology.  Psychology is broadly defined as the study of
individual behavior.  Research discussed may be related to *any* of
the wide-ranging psychological fields, including - but not limited to
- human behavior, human neuropsychology, industrial/organizational
psychology, or animal studies. The important emphasis of this
newsgroup is on *research* that currently exists or is in process in
the various facets of psychology.

Issues related to research supporting applied psychological
techniques, discussion of research into current theoretical work,
statistical models & problems, reviews of current journal articles,
in-process studies, research methodology & design, and grant-searches
& grant-writing, are examples of appropriate topics for the proposed
group.

Issues related to individuals seeking help or information on a
specific psychological or physical problem or disorder, advertisements
for any products, discussions on: specific psychological techniques,
psychopharamalogical interventions, whether psychology is a "science"
or not, and on any research or theoretical areas outside the purview
of psychology would remain on other newsgroups and are examples of
topics that would not be appropriate for the proposed group.

This will be a loosely moderated group, moderation mainly being used
to screen out irrelevant, non-psychology articles, personal attacks
and arguments, political debate, and other topics as warranted.

RATIONALE

Since the creation of sci.psychology, other groups related to
psychology have been created, from "sci.cognitive" to
"sci.med.psychobiology" to deal with specific theoretical models and
other issues that would be more easily and better propegated, read,
and responded to through groups specifically devoted to those issues.

Over the past few months, it has become clear on sci.psychology that a
new newsgroup is warranted to discuss the multitude of professional
research and practical issues.  Individuals in the field of psychology
often are turned off of the sci.psychology newsgroup early on because
of the "pop" feel to the newsgroup; the multitude of laypersons who
post or crosspost only minimally-psychology-related material time and
time again, abusing the newsgroup despite requests to cease (eg. - the
all-too-often questions of what is Drug X's purpose or Y Disorder's
symptoms or Z treatment and how does it affect that person's life).
This has resulted in an extreme signal-to-noise ratio that has made
kill files useless to those individuals who are only interested in
professional issues regarding research on theory, clinical
applications, grant issues, and academia.

After discussion on possible remedies to the problem, it was generally
agreed-upon that a new, *moderated* newsgroup for these issues, in the
already-existing sci.psychology hiearchy, would be the most
appropriate and effective solution.  This would allow a lower volume
and a higher quality of articles, as well as stop the crossposting
abuse that is commonplace on sci.psychology.


MODERATION GUIDELINES

This group will be group-moderated by:

        [email protected] (John Grohol)
        [email protected] (George Boggs)
        [email protected] (Al Black)

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

The purpose of moderation on sci.psychology.research is create a
collegial forum for the discussion about psychological research,
theory, applications, and related issues.  For purposes of moderation,
psychology is used in a broad sense.  It includes the discussion of
topics that overlap with other academic disciplines along with
nontraditional areas and approaches to psychological research.
Similarly, "related issues" and "applications" are defined broadly.

Moderation of sci.psychology.research is not the Usenet equivalent of
editing a journal; it is meant to work as a filter.  The moderation is
conducted in a spirit of inclusiveness and collegiality.  Authors are
encouraged to keep the content of their articles directed toward
theory, research, and applications.  Authors are also encouraged to
cite relevant references in the literature or provide some
documentation for claims when possible.  When disagreeing with another
poster, authors are encouraged to concentrate on the others' ideas.
Of course, articles should be checked for spelling and formatted with
a line length of less than 80 columns.

A moderation mail alias will be set up upon the passage of the
proposed newsgroup. This alias ([email protected]) will
allow individuals to submit an article for posting and it will be
automatically redirected to one of the moderators.  Articles posted to
the newsgroup would also be automatically redirected to this mailing
alias, as is done on all moderated newsgroups.  If accepted, the
article will be posted to sci.psychology.research in a couple of days.
If the article is not accepted, the moderator will notify you of the
rejection and give a brief explanation of why it was not accepted.
Articles can be resubmitted for further consideration.  If an author
would like a resubmission to be considered by the entire set of
moderators, it should be noted in the mail to moderator.  If the
majority of the moderators approve of the article it will be posted in
a couple of days.  If an article is not approved for posting in
sci.psychology.research, and the author decides to post it elsewhere,
they are encouraged to included the statement "This post was rejected
by the moderators of sci.psychology.research." The moderators will
post statistics of approval rates to sci.psychology.research on a
regular basis.

SUMMARY

Sci.psychology is currently a place for discussion ranging from
proponents of one set of therapetuic techniques to a discussion on
Nancy Kerrigan's attacker to whether memories of sexual abuse are real
or not. While this diversity is valued, it is not likely to be lost by
the creation of one group devoted to professionals discussing research
and related issues. Many professionals have stated they would continue
contributing to both newsgroups if this group passed creation.

More importantly, many psychology professionals have stopped reading
sci.psychology because of its signal-to-noise ratio, and therefore
have no forum in which to exchange ideas and discussion on
psychological material.

This group is being proposed as moderated to lower the increased
volume found on sci.psychology and to increase the quality of
articles.  It will also act to stop the abusive crosspostings that
have plagued sci.psychology from the onset.



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 sci.psychology.research
      I vote NO on sci.psychology.research

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) Tue Mar 22 20:12:40 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.psychology,sci.cognitive,sci.med.psychobiology,sci.med,alt.psychology.personality
Subject: 2nd CFV: sci.psychology.research moderated
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                          LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                   moderated group sci.psychology.research

Newsgroups line:
sci.psychology.research         Research issues in psychology. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 30 March 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 John Grohol <[email protected]>.


CHARTER

This newsgroup will be for the professional discussion of those topics
directly related to the issues of research, academia, theory, and the
science of psychology.  Psychology is broadly defined as the study of
individual behavior.  Research discussed may be related to *any* of
the wide-ranging psychological fields, including - but not limited to
- human behavior, human neuropsychology, industrial/organizational
psychology, or animal studies. The important emphasis of this
newsgroup is on *research* that currently exists or is in process in
the various facets of psychology.

Issues related to research supporting applied psychological
techniques, discussion of research into current theoretical work,
statistical models & problems, reviews of current journal articles,
in-process studies, research methodology & design, and grant-searches
& grant-writing, are examples of appropriate topics for the proposed
group.

Issues related to individuals seeking help or information on a
specific psychological or physical problem or disorder, advertisements
for any products, discussions on: specific psychological techniques,
psychopharamalogical interventions, whether psychology is a "science"
or not, and on any research or theoretical areas outside the purview
of psychology would remain on other newsgroups and are examples of
topics that would not be appropriate for the proposed group.

This will be a loosely moderated group, moderation mainly being used
to screen out irrelevant, non-psychology articles, personal attacks
and arguments, political debate, and other topics as warranted.

RATIONALE

Since the creation of sci.psychology, other groups related to
psychology have been created, from "sci.cognitive" to
"sci.med.psychobiology" to deal with specific theoretical models and
other issues that would be more easily and better propegated, read,
and responded to through groups specifically devoted to those issues.

Over the past few months, it has become clear on sci.psychology that a
new newsgroup is warranted to discuss the multitude of professional
research and practical issues.  Individuals in the field of psychology
often are turned off of the sci.psychology newsgroup early on because
of the "pop" feel to the newsgroup; the multitude of laypersons who
post or crosspost only minimally-psychology-related material time and
time again, abusing the newsgroup despite requests to cease (eg. - the
all-too-often questions of what is Drug X's purpose or Y Disorder's
symptoms or Z treatment and how does it affect that person's life).
This has resulted in an extreme signal-to-noise ratio that has made
kill files useless to those individuals who are only interested in
professional issues regarding research on theory, clinical
applications, grant issues, and academia.

After discussion on possible remedies to the problem, it was generally
agreed-upon that a new, *moderated* newsgroup for these issues, in the
already-existing sci.psychology hiearchy, would be the most
appropriate and effective solution.  This would allow a lower volume
and a higher quality of articles, as well as stop the crossposting
abuse that is commonplace on sci.psychology.


MODERATION GUIDELINES

This group will be group-moderated by:

        [email protected] (John Grohol)
        [email protected] (George Boggs)
        [email protected] (Al Black)

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

The purpose of moderation on sci.psychology.research is create a
collegial forum for the discussion about psychological research,
theory, applications, and related issues.  For purposes of moderation,
psychology is used in a broad sense.  It includes the discussion of
topics that overlap with other academic disciplines along with
nontraditional areas and approaches to psychological research.
Similarly, "related issues" and "applications" are defined broadly.

Moderation of sci.psychology.research is not the Usenet equivalent of
editing a journal; it is meant to work as a filter.  The moderation is
conducted in a spirit of inclusiveness and collegiality.  Authors are
encouraged to keep the content of their articles directed toward
theory, research, and applications.  Authors are also encouraged to
cite relevant references in the literature or provide some
documentation for claims when possible.  When disagreeing with another
poster, authors are encouraged to concentrate on the others' ideas.
Of course, articles should be checked for spelling and formatted with
a line length of less than 80 columns.

A moderation mail alias will be set up upon the passage of the
proposed newsgroup. This alias ([email protected]) will
allow individuals to submit an article for posting and it will be
automatically redirected to one of the moderators.  Articles posted to
the newsgroup would also be automatically redirected to this mailing
alias, as is done on all moderated newsgroups.  If accepted, the
article will be posted to sci.psychology.research in a couple of days.
If the article is not accepted, the moderator will notify you of the
rejection and give a brief explanation of why it was not accepted.
Articles can be resubmitted for further consideration.  If an author
would like a resubmission to be considered by the entire set of
moderators, it should be noted in the mail to moderator.  If the
majority of the moderators approve of the article it will be posted in
a couple of days.  If an article is not approved for posting in
sci.psychology.research, and the author decides to post it elsewhere,
they are encouraged to included the statement "This post was rejected
by the moderators of sci.psychology.research." The moderators will
post statistics of approval rates to sci.psychology.research on a
regular basis.

SUMMARY

Sci.psychology is currently a place for discussion ranging from
proponents of one set of therapetuic techniques to a discussion on
Nancy Kerrigan's attacker to whether memories of sexual abuse are real
or not. While this diversity is valued, it is not likely to be lost by
the creation of one group devoted to professionals discussing research
and related issues. Many professionals have stated they would continue
contributing to both newsgroups if this group passed creation.

More importantly, many psychology professionals have stopped reading
sci.psychology because of its signal-to-noise ratio, and therefore
have no forum in which to exchange ideas and discussion on
psychological material.

This group is being proposed as moderated to lower the increased
volume found on sci.psychology and to increase the quality of
articles.  It will also act to stop the abusive crosspostings that
have plagued sci.psychology from the onset.



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votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.



sci.psychology.research Bounce List - No need to revote
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"ER:rufinus"@wisc.edu                                                   Jeff.-
[email protected]                                   George Boggs
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From [email protected] (RonDippold) Fri Apr  1 20:56:18 1994
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Subject: RESULT: sci.psychology.research moderated passes 222:11
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                                    RESULT
            moderated group sci.psychology.research passes 222:11

There were 222 YES votes and 11 NO votes, for a total of 233 valid votes. 
There were 2 abstains and 1 invalid vote.

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:
sci.psychology.research         Research issues in psychology. (Moderated)

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


CHARTER

This newsgroup will be for the professional discussion of those topics
directly related to the issues of research, academia, theory, and the
science of psychology.  Psychology is broadly defined as the study of
individual behavior.  Research discussed may be related to *any* of
the wide-ranging psychological fields, including - but not limited to
- human behavior, human neuropsychology, industrial/organizational
psychology, or animal studies. The important emphasis of this
newsgroup is on *research* that currently exists or is in process in
the various facets of psychology.

Issues related to research supporting applied psychological
techniques, discussion of research into current theoretical work,
statistical models & problems, reviews of current journal articles,
in-process studies, research methodology & design, and grant-searches
& grant-writing, are examples of appropriate topics for the proposed
group.

Issues related to individuals seeking help or information on a
specific psychological or physical problem or disorder, advertisements
for any products, discussions on: specific psychological techniques,
psychopharamalogical interventions, whether psychology is a "science"
or not, and on any research or theoretical areas outside the purview
of psychology would remain on other newsgroups and are examples of
topics that would not be appropriate for the proposed group.

This will be a loosely moderated group, moderation mainly being used
to screen out irrelevant, non-psychology articles, personal attacks
and arguments, political debate, and other topics as warranted.

MODERATION GUIDELINES

This group will be group-moderated by:

        [email protected] (John Grohol)
        [email protected] (George Boggs)
        [email protected] (Al Black)

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

The purpose of moderation on sci.psychology.research is create a
collegial forum for the discussion about psychological research,
theory, applications, and related issues.  For purposes of moderation,
psychology is used in a broad sense.  It includes the discussion of
topics that overlap with other academic disciplines along with
nontraditional areas and approaches to psychological research.
Similarly, "related issues" and "applications" are defined broadly.

Moderation of sci.psychology.research is not the Usenet equivalent of
editing a journal; it is meant to work as a filter.  The moderation is
conducted in a spirit of inclusiveness and collegiality.  Authors are
encouraged to keep the content of their articles directed toward
theory, research, and applications.  Authors are also encouraged to
cite relevant references in the literature or provide some
documentation for claims when possible.  When disagreeing with another
poster, authors are encouraged to concentrate on the others' ideas.
Of course, articles should be checked for spelling and formatted with
a line length of less than 80 columns.

A moderation mail alias will be set up upon the passage of the
proposed newsgroup. This alias ([email protected]) will
allow individuals to submit an article for posting and it will be
automatically redirected to one of the moderators.  Articles posted to
the newsgroup would also be automatically redirected to this mailing
alias, as is done on all moderated newsgroups.  If accepted, the
article will be posted to sci.psychology.research in a couple of days.
If the article is not accepted, the moderator will notify you of the
rejection and give a brief explanation of why it was not accepted.
Articles can be resubmitted for further consideration.  If an author
would like a resubmission to be considered by the entire set of
moderators, it should be noted in the mail to moderator.  If the
majority of the moderators approve of the article it will be posted in
a couple of days.  If an article is not approved for posting in
sci.psychology.research, and the author decides to post it elsewhere,
they are encouraged to included the statement "This post was rejected
by the moderators of sci.psychology.research." The moderators will
post statistics of approval rates to sci.psychology.research on a
regular basis.

sci.psychology.research Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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[email protected]                           GRINNELL  PAUL NORMAN
"ER:rufinus"@students.wisc.edu                                          Jeff.-
[email protected]                                                    alice luten
[email protected]                                                   Ton Gudde
[email protected]                                         Anthony J. Sandys
[email protected]                                 Nora Adrienne Thompson
[email protected]                                               poohbear
[email protected]                                                  Al Black
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[email protected]                                          Anne Jenkins
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[email protected]                                            Andrea Todkill
[email protected]                                           Ed Bailey
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[email protected]                                     Beverly BARBATO
[email protected]                                           Robert A.Buckley
[email protected]                                                 bob dick
[email protected]                                Richard Beckwith
[email protected]                                          Bernd Haensel
[email protected]                                                 Bill Turkel
[email protected]                                       Shag Aristotelis
[email protected]                                          Bob Boelhouwer
[email protected]                                  Jennifer Bramson
[email protected]                              William Robinson
[email protected]                                          Camilla Cracchiolo
[email protected]                                        Dennis Carmody
[email protected]                                          charlie fingerhut
[email protected]                                         Chua Hak Lien
[email protected]                         Christopher K. Koenigsberg
[email protected]                        Charles L. Mclafferty
[email protected]                                                Courtney W. Nash
[email protected]                                    Melissa I. McDermeit
[email protected]                                            Curt Burgess
[email protected]                               Stephanie Bradley-Swift
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[email protected]                          Daniel Bruce Willingham
[email protected]                                                  Dean Edwards
[email protected]                                Debbie Schwemler
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[email protected]                                                 Del Paulhus
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[email protected]    Daniel Stewart [Dept. Psychology, SWGC, Corner Bro
dwahlgre%[email protected]                                    Dennis Wahlgren
[email protected]                         Edmund Shing
[email protected]                                               Elizabeth Buie
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[email protected]                                       Fulko van Westrenen
[email protected]                                         James Speer
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[email protected]                                          Gordon Baxter
[email protected]                                                 Juergen Geer
[email protected]                                    Dedre Gentner
[email protected]                                       Gerhard Luecke
[email protected]                                    Gina Lawton (PLL/RBN)
[email protected]                               gj student 195270
[email protected]                               gj student 206766
[email protected]                                             Graham Higgins
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[email protected]                                        John Grohol
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[email protected]                                             Maurizio MORABITO
[email protected]                                           Dr. Jay O. Casey
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[email protected]                                          Jukka Hakkine
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[email protected]                                   Jack & Laura Hughes
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[email protected]                                       Roger K Koopman
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[email protected]                                      Joseph Limacher
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[email protected]                           Melissa Rhoads Warden
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[email protected]                                              Ken Norman
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[email protected]                                 Christopher H. O'Kennon
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[email protected]                                   Michael J. Quinn
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[email protected]r.ucs.indiana.edu                                  lael schooler
[email protected]                                               Scott Levine
[email protected]                                      Scott D. Mainwaring
[email protected]                                             Lyskov A.C.
[email protected]                GS-180-12 Steven L. Hawthorne Mr
[email protected]                                             Stephen Landman
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[email protected]                                        MIKE MELNYCHUK
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[email protected]                                             Todd Heatherton
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[email protected]                                             Ted Frank
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[email protected]                                     Greg Trafton
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[email protected]                              Thomas Timmerman
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Yadallee%[email protected]                     Dave Shariff Yadallee
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Voted No (* = invalidated during final counting)
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[email protected]                                       Marc Moorcroft
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[email protected]                                         Ward F. Bush

Abstained
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[email protected]                                                       Jonathan
[email protected]                                          Maxime Taksar KC6ZPS

 
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