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From [email protected] Fri Nov 25 17:46:36 1994
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From: [email protected] (Brian Ross)
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Subject: RFD: soc.history.war.vietnam
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Request for Discussion: soc.history.war.vietnam
Proposal for a new newsgroup

By: Brian Ross ([email protected])
-----------------------------------

Group name:     	soc.history.war.vietnam
Status:         	moderated
Suggested Moderator:	"John R. Tegtmeier" <[email protected]>
Distribution:   	world-wide
Summary:        	a newsgroup for the discussion of the Vietnam war(s),
			their aftermath, and their effects.

Justification:

	Vietnam was a war that traumatised and changed a generation 
around the world.  In those countries that fought there and those 
which looked on as the nations of Indochina were consumed both 
during the war and after, the effects have been long lasting and
extensive.

	Such a war needs objective discussion to understand the 
effects that it has had on its participants and the societies from 
which they came, as well as how it affected world-wide events, 
politics and people.
	
	Currently, the only newsgroup specifically devoted to discussion
of the Vietnam War(s), their aftermath and their effects, alt.war.vietnam
has become dominated by a few people who have become only too willing 
to allow the discussion to devolve into useless flame and insult.  
This has prevented any objective discussion of the subject and 
forced many otherwise willing contributors to abandon the newsgroup 
entirely.  It is hoped that the new newsgroup will overcome this 
problem by the use of a moderator whom will screen all posts for 
flames and gratitious insults.

	In addition, by lifting the newsgroup out of the alt. heirachy
into the more widely distributed soc. one, a wider readership will be
reached and more contributions will be made by interested parties with
more varied opinions.

Charter:

        The proposed group will provide a forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese war, their aftermath and 
their effect on the people and societies which took part in them.  The
moderator will solely ensure that useless flamage and insults are 
avoided by contributors. 


NOTE

This RFD is being issued in concordance with the guidelines set in the
"How to create a new usenet newsgroup" FAQ regularly posted to
news.announce.newgroups. Please refer to this article if you have any
questions about the newsgroup creation.

Unless the discussion indicates a need to resubmit a new RFD, the CFV will
be posted approximately three to four weeks after the posting of this RFD.

This RFD was (cross)-posted to the following groups:

news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.war.vietnam,soc.veterans,
soc.culture.vietnam,soc.culture.cambodia,soc.culture.laos,
soc.history,soc.history.war.misc,soc.culture.australian

-- 
Brian [email protected]________________________________________
	"If you've lain in a lonely hotel in America with a remote control in
your hand and picked your way with the zapper through the swamp [of pay TV],
you've found out what a cultural desert is." - Clive James____________________

From [email protected] Fri Dec 16 12:51:50 1994
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From: [email protected] (Brian Ross)
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Subject: RFD: soc.history.war.vietnam moderated
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	This is a revised charter which lays out the resposibilities and 
rules regarding rejection of unacceptable posts for the moderator(s) much 
more fully than previous versions have.  The older version of the Charter 
has been appended at the end of this RFD for comparison purposes.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Request for Discussion: soc.history.war.vietnam
Proposal for a new newsgroup


By: Brian Ross ([email protected]) &
    John R. Tegtmeier <[email protected]>

Group name:           soc.history.war.vietnam
Status:               moderated
Suggested Moderators: "John R. Tegtmeier" <[email protected]>
       Co-moderators: "Richard Rohde"<[email protected]>
                         "Brian Ross" <[email protected]>
Distribution:         world-wide
Summary:              a newsgroup for the discussion of the Vietnam
               war(s), their causes, effects, and aftermath.

Justification:

     The wars in Vietnam traumatised and changed a generation around
the world.  In those countries that fought there and those which
looked on as the nations of Indochina were consumed both during the
war and after, the effects have been long lasting and extensive.

     Such a war needs objective discussion to understand the effects
that it has had on its participants and the societies from which they
came, as well as how it affected world-wide events, politics and
people.

     It is believed that a moderated format, that is, one where
personal insults and attacks are elimanated, will serve to create an
environment in which all may post without intimidation and reluctance. 
The goal of the moderating process is to create a newsgroup that will
promote discourse and perhaps some understanding. To this end, the
moderation process, as stated below, has been limited to the removal
of these personal insults and unrelated material.  Potenial posts will
not be screened for either merit or ideological content, in order to
ensure the widest possible access to the newsgroup.

     In addition, by placing the newsgroup in the widely distributed
soc. heirachy , a wider readership may be reached and more
contributions will be made by interested parties with more varied
opinions.

     Currently, the only newsgroup specifically devoted to discussion
of the Vietnam War, alt.war.vietnam, is not moderated, and it is
subject to the some of the negative conditions outlined above.


Charter:

1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War.Vietnam

    This newsgroup will provide an open forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese wars, their causes,
aftermath, and effect on the people and societies which took part in
them.  The use of a moderator is intended to provide an environment
that is conducive to this discussion, and open to all categories of
potential readers/ contributors - academics, veterans, members of the
anti-war movement, students, and anyone else with an interest -
without regard to ideological or political positions.

     The wars in Vietnam and Indochina in the middle of the twentieth
century not only bred armed conflict between combatants, but also
divisiveness and social conflict within the societies of some of the
participicants in the conflicts.  In the United States, some believe
that the war has transcended its historical moment to become a culture
icon for the turbulence of the sixties.  At any rate, there still
exists a great desparity in the understandings of the social,
political and historic circumstances of the war, and its continued
influence on various societies.  Soc.history.war.vietnam will seek to
promote a discourse which will allow these positions to be explored. 
Perhaps, in this way, the newsgroup may be instrumental in achieving a
better understanding of the events, and may even assist in the process
of healing. 


2. The Function of the Moderators

     This newsgroup shall have an active moderator, and at least two
co-moderators.  It shall be the responsibility of the active moderator
to screen postings to the newsgroup, and elimante those which are: a.
flames, insults and attacks directed at a person rather than a
position; b. flames that use derogatory labels to depict whole
categories of people, such as veterans or members of the anti-war
movement, etc.; c. articles that have no connection to the Vietnam or
Indochina wars, their causes, effects or aftermath; and d. any message
of a commercial nature.  The active moderator may not screen postings
for merit of argument, nor for their political or ideological content.
All articles that are rejected will be sent back to the contributor
with a short message explaning the reason for rejection.  Such
rejections may be appealed as outlined below.

     The co-moderators serve in a back-up capacity, so as to insure
continuity during either a temporary or permanent change in the status
of the active moderator.  In addition, the co-moderators will have the
responsibility, along with the active moderator, for voting on appeals
of rejected posts, the appointment of new moderators, and the possible
removal of a current moderator as outlined below.


3.  Appeal of Rejection of Posts

     If a contributor whose post has been rejected wishes to appeal
this action, the current active moderator will forward this request
and the post in question to all co-moderators for a vote.  If the
majority of all moderators votes to overrule the rejection, the
article will be sent to the newsgroup.  If the post is rejected, the
person appealling the rejection will be sent a summary of the votes by
the moderators.


4.  Appointment of New Moderators

        New co-moderators will be appointed as necessary through the
nomination of an individual by the other moderators. The appointment
will require a unanimous vote of the current moderators to pass. The
new co-moderator's name will then be submitted to the newsgroup for a
five day discussion period.  During these five days, any of the
current moderators may change their vote in response to this
discussion.  At the end of the five days, if all the moderators are
still in agreement, the nominee becomes a co-moderator.


5.  Removal of a Moderator

        A moderator may be removed for the following causes: a.
failure to perform the outlined duties of the position, 2. a pattern
of biased or discriminatory rejections of postings.  Such removal will
be made by the formal vote of all current moderators. A 2/3rds vote in
favor of such action will be required for removal. The reasons for,
and results of, all such votes will be posted to the newsgroup.


6. FAQ

     The moderators, as a group, will be responsible for the
development and posting of a frequently asked question (FAQ) file for
this newsgroup.


7.  Posting of Charter and Moderators List

        This charter will be reposted, along with the list of current
moderators to the newsgroup every month.

NOTE

This RFD is being issued in concordance with the guidelines set in the
"How to create a new usenet newsgroup" FAQ regularly posted to
news.announce.newgroups. Please refer to this article if you have any
questions about the newsgroup creation.

Unless the discussion indicates a need to resubmit a new RFD, the CFV
will be posted approximately three to four weeks after the posting of
this RFD.

This RFD was (cross)-posted to the following groups:

news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.war.vietnam,soc.veterans,
soc.culture.vietnamese,soc.culture.cambodia,soc.culture.laos,
soc.history,soc.history.war.misc,alt.war.

================

Previous version of charter:

1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War.Vietnam

        The proposed group will provide a forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese war, their aftermath and 
their effect on the people and societies which took part in them.  The
moderator(s) will; (a) ensure that useless flamage and insults are 
avoided by contributors and (b) check each post that it is appropriate to
the charter of the newsgroup. 

2.  Rejection of Posts

        There will be an appeal process for rejected posts.  If a
person whose post has been rejected wishes to appeal, the current
active moderator should forward the post to all co-moderators for
a vote.  If the majority of all moderators votes to overrule,
then that post is sent to the newsgroup.  If the post is rejected,
the person appealling the rejection will be sent a summary of the 
votes by the moderators and a brief note explaining the reason for 
the rejection.

3.  Appointment of New Moderators

        New co-moderators will be appointed as necessary through
the nomination of an individual by the other moderators.  The 
appointment will require a unanimous vote of the current moderators.
The new co-moderator's name will be submitted to the newsgroup for a 
five day discussion period.  During these five days, any of the 
current moderators may change their vote in response to this 
discussion.  At the end of the five days, if all the moderators 
are still in agreement, the nominee becomes a co-moderator.

4.  Removal of a Moderator

        A moderator can be removed by a vote of 2/3rds of the current
moderators.

5.  Posting of Charter

        This charter will be reposted, along with the list of current
moderators to the newsgroup every fortnight (2 weeks).
-- 
Brian [email protected]________________________________________
	"If you've lain in a lonely hotel in America with a remote control in
your hand and picked your way with the zapper through the swamp [of pay TV],
you've found out what a cultural desert is." - Clive James____________________

From [email protected] Sun Feb 12 22:48:05 1995
Status: RO
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: Brian Ross <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.war.vietnam,soc.veterans,soc.culture.vietnamese,soc.culture.cambodia,soc.culture.laos,soc.history,soc.history.war.misc,alt.war
Subject: 2nd RFD: soc.history.war.vietnam moderated
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                        REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION

soc.history.war.vietnam(Moderated) Intended to cover the Vietnam War.

Contact People: Brian Ross ([email protected])
                John R. Tegtmeier <[email protected]>

This RFD was (cross)-posted to the following groups:
news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.war.vietnam,soc.veterans,
soc.culture.vietnamese,soc.culture.cambodia,soc.culture.laos,
soc.history,soc.history.war.misc,alt.war.

Suggested Moderators:    "John R. Tegtmeier" <[email protected]>
          Co-moderators: "Richard Rohde"<[email protected]>
                         "Brian Ross" <[email protected]>
Distribution:       world-wide

                -----------------------------------

Justification:

     The wars in Vietnam traumatised and changed a generation around
the world.  In those countries that fought there and those which
looked on as the nations of Indochina were consumed both during the
war and after, the effects have been long lasting and extensive.

     Such a war needs objective discussion to understand the effects
that it has had on its participants and the societies from which they
came, as well as how it affected world-wide events, politics and
people.

     It is believed that a moderated format, that is, one where
personal insults and attacks are elimanated, will serve to create an
environment in which all may post without intimidation and reluctance.
The goal of the moderating process is to create a newsgroup that will
promote discourse and perhaps some understanding. To this end, the
moderation process, as stated below, has been limited to the removal
of these personal insults and unrelated material.  Potenial posts will
not be screened for either merit or ideological content, in order to
ensure the widest possible access to the newsgroup.

     In addition, by placing the newsgroup in the widely distributed
soc. heirachy , a wider readership may be reached and more
contributions will be made by interested parties with more varied
opinions.

     Currently, the only newsgroup specifically devoted to discussion
of the Vietnam War, alt.war.vietnam, is not moderated, and it is
subject to the some of the negative conditions outlined above.


Charter:

1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War.Vietnam

    This newsgroup will provide an open forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese wars, their causes,
aftermath, and effect on the people and societies which took part in
them.  The use of a moderator is intended to provide an environment
that is conducive to this discussion, and open to all categories of
potential readers/ contributors - academics, veterans, members of the
anti-war movement, students, and anyone else with an interest -
without regard to ideological or political positions.

     The wars in Vietnam and Indochina in the middle of the twentieth
century not only bred armed conflict between combatants, but also
divisiveness and social conflict within the societies of some of the
participicants in the conflicts.  In the United States, some believe
that the war has transcended its historical moment to become a culture
icon for the turbulence of the sixties.  At any rate, there still
exists a great desparity in the understandings of the social,
political and historic circumstances of the war, and its continued
influence on various societies.  Soc.history.war.vietnam will seek to
promote a discourse which will allow these positions to be explored.
Perhaps, in this way, the newsgroup may be instrumental in achieving a
better understanding of the events, and may even assist in the process
of healing.


2. The Function of the Moderators

     This newsgroup shall have an active moderator, and at least two
co-moderators.  It shall be the responsibility of the active moderator
to screen postings to the newsgroup, and elimante those which are: a.
flames, insults and attacks directed at a person rather than a
position; b. flames that use derogatory labels to depict whole
categories of people, such as veterans or members of the anti-war
movement, etc.; c. articles that have no connection to the Vietnam or
Indochina wars, their causes, effects or aftermath; and d. any message
of a commercial nature.  The active moderator may not screen postings
for merit of argument, nor for their political or ideological content.
All articles that are rejected will be sent back to the contributor
with a short message explaning the reason for rejection.  Such
rejections may be appealed as outlined below.

     The co-moderators serve in a back-up capacity, so as to insure
continuity during either a temporary or permanent change in the status
of the active moderator.  In addition, the co-moderators will have the
responsibility, along with the active moderator, for voting on appeals
of rejected posts, the appointment of new moderators, and the possible
removal of a current moderator as outlined below.


3.  Appeal of Rejection of Posts

     If a contributor whose post has been rejected wishes to appeal
this action, the current active moderator will forward this request
and the post in question to all co-moderators for a vote.  If the
majority of all moderators votes to overrule the rejection, the
article will be sent to the newsgroup.  If the post is rejected, the
person appealling the rejection will be sent a summary of the votes by
the moderators.


4.  Appointment of New Moderators

        New co-moderators will be appointed as necessary through the
nomination of an individual by the other moderators. The appointment
will require a unanimous vote of the current moderators to pass. The
new co-moderator's name will then be submitted to the newsgroup for a
five day discussion period.  During these five days, any of the
current moderators may change their vote in response to this
discussion.  At the end of the five days, if all the moderators are
still in agreement, the nominee becomes a co-moderator.


5.  Removal of a Moderator

        A moderator may be removed for the following causes: a.
failure to perform the outlined duties of the position, 2. a pattern
of biased or discriminatory rejections of postings.  Such removal will
be made by the formal vote of all current moderators. A 2/3rds vote in
favor of such action will be required for removal. The reasons for,
and results of, all such votes will be posted to the newsgroup.


6. FAQ

     The moderators, as a group, will be responsible for the
development and posting of a frequently asked question (FAQ) file for
this newsgroup.


7.  Posting of Charter and Moderators List

        This charter will be reposted, along with the list of current
moderators to the newsgroup every month.

From [email protected] Fri Apr  7 14:54:56 1995
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Warren Lavallee)
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Subject: CFV: soc.history.war.vietnam moderated
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                          FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                   moderated group soc.history.war.vietnam

Newsgroups line:
soc.history.war.vietnam	The Vietnam War. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 28 April 1995.

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

DISTRIBUTION

This CFV has been cross-posted to:
  alt.war.vietnam, soc.veterans, soc.culture.vietnamese, soc.culture.cambodia,
  soc.culture.laos, soc.history, soc.history.war.misc, alt.war

CHARTER

1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War.Vietnam

    This newsgroup will provide an open forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese wars, their causes,
aftermath, and effect on the people and societies which took part in
them.  The use of a moderator is intended to provide an environment
that is conducive to this discussion, and open to all categories of
potential readers/ contributors - academics, veterans, members of the
anti-war movement, students, and anyone else with an interest -
without regard to ideological or political positions.

     The wars in Vietnam and Indochina in the middle of the twentieth
century not only bred armed conflict between combatants, but also
divisiveness and social conflict within the societies of some of the
participicants in the conflicts.  In the United States, some believe
that the war has transcended its historical moment to become a culture
icon for the turbulence of the sixties.  At any rate, there still
exists a great desparity in the understandings of the social,
political and historic circumstances of the war, and its continued
influence on various societies.  Soc.history.war.vietnam will seek to
promote a discourse which will allow these positions to be explored.
Perhaps, in this way, the newsgroup may be instrumental in achieving a
better understanding of the events, and may even assist in the process
of healing.

2. The Function of the Moderators

     This newsgroup shall have an active moderator, and at least two
co-moderators.  It shall be the responsibility of the active moderator
to screen postings to the newsgroup, and elimante those which are: a.
flames, insults and attacks directed at a person rather than a
position; b. flames that use derogatory labels to depict whole
categories of people, such as veterans or members of the anti-war
movement, etc.; c. articles that have no connection to the Vietnam or
Indochina wars, their causes, effects or aftermath; and d. any message
of a commercial nature.  The active moderator may not screen postings
for merit of argument, nor for their political or ideological content.
All articles that are rejected will be sent back to the contributor
with a short message explaning the reason for rejection.  Such
rejections may be appealed as outlined below.

     The co-moderators serve in a back-up capacity, so as to insure
continuity during either a temporary or permanent change in the status
of the active moderator.  In addition, the co-moderators will have the
responsibility, along with the active moderator, for voting on appeals
of rejected posts, the appointment of new moderators, and the possible
removal of a current moderator as outlined below.

3.  Appeal of Rejection of Posts

     If a contributor whose post has been rejected wishes to appeal
this action, the current active moderator will forward this request
and the post in question to all co-moderators for a vote.  If the
majority of all moderators votes to overrule the rejection, the
article will be sent to the newsgroup.  If the post is rejected, the
person appealling the rejection will be sent a summary of the votes by
the moderators.

4.  Appointment of New Moderators

        New co-moderators will be appointed as necessary through the
nomination of an individual by the other moderators. The appointment
will require a unanimous vote of the current moderators to pass. The
new co-moderator's name will then be submitted to the newsgroup for a
five day discussion period.  During these five days, any of the
current moderators may change their vote in response to this
discussion.  At the end of the five days, if all the moderators are
still in agreement, the nominee becomes a co-moderator.

5.  Removal of a Moderator

        A moderator may be removed for the following causes: a.
failure to perform the outlined duties of the position, 2. a pattern
of biased or discriminatory rejections of postings.  Such removal will
be made by the formal vote of all current moderators. A 2/3rds vote in
favor of such action will be required for removal. The reasons for,
and results of, all such votes will be posted to the newsgroup.

6. FAQ

     The moderators, as a group, will be responsible for the
development and posting of a frequently asked question (FAQ) file for
this newsgroup.

7.  Posting of Charter and Moderators List

        This charter will be reposted, along with the list of current
moderators to the newsgroup every month.

JUSTIFICATION

     The wars in Vietnam traumatised and changed a generation around
the world.  In those countries that fought there and those which
looked on as the nations of Indochina were consumed both during the
war and after, the effects have been long lasting and extensive.

     Such a war needs objective discussion to understand the effects
that it has had on its participants and the societies from which they
came, as well as how it affected world-wide events, politics and
people.

     It is believed that a moderated format, that is, one where
personal insults and attacks are elimanated, will serve to create an
environment in which all may post without intimidation and reluctance.
The goal of the moderating process is to create a newsgroup that will
promote discourse and perhaps some understanding. To this end, the
moderation process, as stated below, has been limited to the removal
of these personal insults and unrelated material.  Potenial posts will
not be screened for either merit or ideological content, in order to
ensure the widest possible access to the newsgroup.

     In addition, by placing the newsgroup in the widely distributed
soc. heirachy , a wider readership may be reached and more
contributions will be made by interested parties with more varied
opinions.

     Currently, the only newsgroup specifically devoted to discussion
of the Vietnam War, alt.war.vietnam, is not moderated, and it is
subject to the some of the negative conditions outlined above.

Suggested Moderators:    "John R. Tegtmeier" <[email protected]>
          Co-moderators: "Richard Rohde"<[email protected]>
                         "Brian Ross" <[email protected]>

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 soc.history.war.vietnam
      I vote NO on soc.history.war.vietnam
      I vote ABSTAIN on soc.history.war.vietnam
      I CANCEL my vote on soc.history.war.vietnam

Neither ABSTAIN nor CANCEL messages are counted as votes; they serve
only to cancel any previous vote. Abstentions are noted in the final
vote list, whereas CANCEL removes your vote from that list entirely.
(This is the only difference between the two.)

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ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again.
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ballot.

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list may be corrected and any irregularities addressed. The
requirements for group creation are 100 more YES votes than NO votes,
and 2/3 of all counted votes being YES.

From [email protected] Tue Apr 18 22:43:13 1995
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Warren Lavallee)
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Subject: 2nd CFV: soc.history.war.vietnam
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                          LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                   moderated group soc.history.war.vietnam

Newsgroups line:
soc.history.war.vietnam The Vietnam War. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 28 April 1995.

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

DISTRIBUTION

This CFV has been cross-posted to:
        alt.war.vietnam
        soc.veterans
        soc.culture.vietnamese
        soc.culture.cambodia
        soc.culture.laos
        soc.history
        soc.history.war.misc
        alt.war

CHARTER

1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War.Vietnam

    This newsgroup will provide an open forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese wars, their causes,
aftermath, and effect on the people and societies which took part in
them.  The use of a moderator is intended to provide an environment
that is conducive to this discussion, and open to all categories of
potential readers/ contributors - academics, veterans, members of the
anti-war movement, students, and anyone else with an interest -
without regard to ideological or political positions.

     The wars in Vietnam and Indochina in the middle of the twentieth
century not only bred armed conflict between combatants, but also
divisiveness and social conflict within the societies of some of the
participicants in the conflicts.  In the United States, some believe
that the war has transcended its historical moment to become a culture
icon for the turbulence of the sixties.  At any rate, there still
exists a great desparity in the understandings of the social,
political and historic circumstances of the war, and its continued
influence on various societies.  Soc.history.war.vietnam will seek to
promote a discourse which will allow these positions to be explored.
Perhaps, in this way, the newsgroup may be instrumental in achieving a
better understanding of the events, and may even assist in the process
of healing.

2. The Function of the Moderators

     This newsgroup shall have an active moderator, and at least two
co-moderators.  It shall be the responsibility of the active moderator
to screen postings to the newsgroup, and elimante those which are: a.
flames, insults and attacks directed at a person rather than a
position; b. flames that use derogatory labels to depict whole
categories of people, such as veterans or members of the anti-war
movement, etc.; c. articles that have no connection to the Vietnam or
Indochina wars, their causes, effects or aftermath; and d. any message
of a commercial nature.  The active moderator may not screen postings
for merit of argument, nor for their political or ideological content.
All articles that are rejected will be sent back to the contributor
with a short message explaning the reason for rejection.  Such
rejections may be appealed as outlined below.

     The co-moderators serve in a back-up capacity, so as to insure
continuity during either a temporary or permanent change in the status
of the active moderator.  In addition, the co-moderators will have the
responsibility, along with the active moderator, for voting on appeals
of rejected posts, the appointment of new moderators, and the possible
removal of a current moderator as outlined below.

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     If a contributor whose post has been rejected wishes to appeal
this action, the current active moderator will forward this request
and the post in question to all co-moderators for a vote.  If the
majority of all moderators votes to overrule the rejection, the
article will be sent to the newsgroup.  If the post is rejected, the
person appealling the rejection will be sent a summary of the votes by
the moderators.

4.  Appointment of New Moderators

        New co-moderators will be appointed as necessary through the
nomination of an individual by the other moderators. The appointment
will require a unanimous vote of the current moderators to pass. The
new co-moderator's name will then be submitted to the newsgroup for a
five day discussion period.  During these five days, any of the
current moderators may change their vote in response to this
discussion.  At the end of the five days, if all the moderators are
still in agreement, the nominee becomes a co-moderator.

5.  Removal of a Moderator

        A moderator may be removed for the following causes: a.
failure to perform the outlined duties of the position, 2. a pattern
of biased or discriminatory rejections of postings.  Such removal will
be made by the formal vote of all current moderators. A 2/3rds vote in
favor of such action will be required for removal. The reasons for,
and results of, all such votes will be posted to the newsgroup.

6. FAQ

     The moderators, as a group, will be responsible for the
development and posting of a frequently asked question (FAQ) file for
this newsgroup.

7.  Posting of Charter and Moderators List

        This charter will be reposted, along with the list of current
moderators to the newsgroup every month.

JUSTIFICATION

     The wars in Vietnam traumatised and changed a generation around
the world.  In those countries that fought there and those which
looked on as the nations of Indochina were consumed both during the
war and after, the effects have been long lasting and extensive.

     Such a war needs objective discussion to understand the effects
that it has had on its participants and the societies from which they
came, as well as how it affected world-wide events, politics and
people.

     It is believed that a moderated format, that is, one where
personal insults and attacks are elimanated, will serve to create an
environment in which all may post without intimidation and reluctance.
The goal of the moderating process is to create a newsgroup that will
promote discourse and perhaps some understanding. To this end, the
moderation process, as stated below, has been limited to the removal
of these personal insults and unrelated material.  Potenial posts will
not be screened for either merit or ideological content, in order to
ensure the widest possible access to the newsgroup.

     In addition, by placing the newsgroup in the widely distributed
soc. heirachy , a wider readership may be reached and more
contributions will be made by interested parties with more varied
opinions.

     Currently, the only newsgroup specifically devoted to discussion
of the Vietnam War, alt.war.vietnam, is not moderated, and it is
subject to the some of the negative conditions outlined above.

Suggested Moderators:    "John R. Tegtmeier" <[email protected]>
          Co-moderators: "Richard Rohde"<[email protected]>
                         "Brian Ross" <[email protected]>

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 soc.history.war.vietnam
      I vote NO on soc.history.war.vietnam
      I vote ABSTAIN on soc.history.war.vietnam
      I CANCEL my vote on soc.history.war.vietnam

Neither ABSTAIN nor CANCEL messages are counted as votes; they serve
only to cancel any previous vote. Abstentions are noted in the final
vote list, whereas CANCEL removes your vote from that list entirely.
(This is the only difference between the two.)

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.

If you later change your mind you may vote again; only your last valid
vote will count.

Standard Guidelines for voting apply: no more than one vote per person,
no more than one vote per account. If you attempt multiple votes or
other vote fraud, all your votes may be canceled and your name published.

The complete vote list will be posted with the vote result, including
how each person voted. Note that Usenet votes are not done by secret
ballot.

There will then be a five-day period during which the published vote
list may be corrected and any irregularities addressed. The
requirements for group creation are 100 more YES votes than NO votes,
and 2/3 of all counted votes being YES.

From [email protected] Mon May  1 18:24:21 1995
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Warren Lavallee)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.war.vietnam,soc.veterans,soc.culture.vietnamese,soc.culture.cambodia,soc.culture.laos,soc.history,soc.history.war.misc,alt.war
Subject: RESULT: soc.history.war.vietnam passes 190:35
Supersedes: <[email protected]>
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Date: 1 May 1995 17:02:57 -0400
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                                RESULT
        moderated group soc.history.war.vietnam passes 190:35

 Yes   No : 2/3? >100? : Pass? : Group
---- ---- : ---- ----- : ----- : -------------------------------------------
 190   35 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes : soc.history.war.vietnam
   2 abstaining votes and 3 invalid votes

  soc.history.war.vietnam passed on Thu Apr 20 10:50:52 1995

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 passed group(s)
shortly thereafter.

Newsgroups Line
soc.history.war.vietnam The Vietnam War. (Moderated)


CHARTER

1. Aim & Purpose of Soc.History.War.Vietnam

    This newsgroup will provide an open forum for the objective
discussion of the Vietnam and Indochinese wars, their causes,
aftermath, and effect on the people and societies which took part in
them.  The use of a moderator is intended to provide an environment
that is conducive to this discussion, and open to all categories of
potential readers/ contributors - academics, veterans, members of the
anti-war movement, students, and anyone else with an interest -
without regard to ideological or political positions.

     The wars in Vietnam and Indochina in the middle of the twentieth
century not only bred armed conflict between combatants, but also
divisiveness and social conflict within the societies of some of the
participicants in the conflicts.  In the United States, some believe
that the war has transcended its historical moment to become a culture
icon for the turbulence of the sixties.  At any rate, there still
exists a great desparity in the understandings of the social,
political and historic circumstances of the war, and its continued
influence on various societies.  Soc.history.war.vietnam will seek to
promote a discourse which will allow these positions to be explored.
Perhaps, in this way, the newsgroup may be instrumental in achieving a
better understanding of the events, and may even assist in the process
of healing.

2. The Function of the Moderators

     This newsgroup shall have an active moderator, and at least two
co-moderators.  It shall be the responsibility of the active moderator
to screen postings to the newsgroup, and elimante those which are: a.
flames, insults and attacks directed at a person rather than a
position; b. flames that use derogatory labels to depict whole
categories of people, such as veterans or members of the anti-war
movement, etc.; c. articles that have no connection to the Vietnam or
Indochina wars, their causes, effects or aftermath; and d. any message
of a commercial nature.  The active moderator may not screen postings
for merit of argument, nor for their political or ideological content.
All articles that are rejected will be sent back to the contributor
with a short message explaning the reason for rejection.  Such
rejections may be appealed as outlined below.

     The co-moderators serve in a back-up capacity, so as to insure
continuity during either a temporary or permanent change in the status
of the active moderator.  In addition, the co-moderators will have the
responsibility, along with the active moderator, for voting on appeals
of rejected posts, the appointment of new moderators, and the possible
removal of a current moderator as outlined below.

3.  Appeal of Rejection of Posts

     If a contributor whose post has been rejected wishes to appeal
this action, the current active moderator will forward this request
and the post in question to all co-moderators for a vote.  If the
majority of all moderators votes to overrule the rejection, the
article will be sent to the newsgroup.  If the post is rejected, the
person appealling the rejection will be sent a summary of the votes by
the moderators.

4.  Appointment of New Moderators

        New co-moderators will be appointed as necessary through the
nomination of an individual by the other moderators. The appointment
will require a unanimous vote of the current moderators to pass. The
new co-moderator's name will then be submitted to the newsgroup for a
five day discussion period.  During these five days, any of the
current moderators may change their vote in response to this
discussion.  At the end of the five days, if all the moderators are
still in agreement, the nominee becomes a co-moderator.

5.  Removal of a Moderator

        A moderator may be removed for the following causes: a.
failure to perform the outlined duties of the position, 2. a pattern
of biased or discriminatory rejections of postings.  Such removal will
be made by the formal vote of all current moderators. A 2/3rds vote in
favor of such action will be required for removal. The reasons for,
and results of, all such votes will be posted to the newsgroup.

6. FAQ

     The moderators, as a group, will be responsible for the
development and posting of a frequently asked question (FAQ) file for
this newsgroup.

7.  Posting of Charter and Moderators List

        This charter will be reposted, along with the list of current
moderators to the newsgroup every month.

Suggested Moderators:    "John R. Tegtmeier" <[email protected]>
          Co-moderators: "Richard Rohde"<[email protected]waii.Edu>
                         "Brian Ross" <[email protected]>


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soc.history.war.vietnam Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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[email protected]                                              Jessica.DeForest
[email protected]                                            Tom Jinks
[email protected]                                               Ben Chitty
[email protected]                                              Christian Sykes
[email protected]                                  Carole Giangrande
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[email protected]                                    William N. Kieser
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[email protected]                                                   Andy Kravetz
[email protected]                                       F Andrew McMichael
[email protected]                                               William A. Lupton
[email protected]                                           AnHai Doan
[email protected]                                                    Jim Ault
[email protected]                                     Keith Brown
[email protected]                                              Bengt Larsson
[email protected]
[email protected]                                                     Bob Peetz
[email protected]                                                   Bob McCormick
[email protected]                                                Eng Born
[email protected]                                               David W. Braun
[email protected]                                                  Brian
[email protected]                                             Raymond Bruder
[email protected]                                   Brian Swanhart (GEO-DFB)
[email protected]                                                 Bubbamike
[email protected]                                 Richard Gadsden
[email protected]                                            C. Douglas Baker
[email protected]                                   Frank Chance
[email protected]                                         W.R. Wells
[email protected]                                       Steve Clements
[email protected]                                         Chris Stamper
[email protected]                                                 Cuong Nguyen
[email protected]                                                John Costanza
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[email protected]                Daryl Brackett - Medaphis Development
[email protected]                                              David B Sasse
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[email protected]                                              Dan Epstein
[email protected]                                                 Daniel Efron
[email protected]                                                 Doug Fritz
[email protected]                                                Hoan Dinh
[email protected]                                                  Lee Dixon
[email protected]                                                   Daniel Laub
[email protected]                                                 Doug Manzer
[email protected]                                    David Martin
[email protected]                                              Dan Nguyen
[email protected]                                               marc (m.) donovan
[email protected]                                          drieux just drieux
[email protected]                                                 Lynnette
[email protected]                                                    Andrew Toppan
[email protected]                                         E.C. Abrahamse
[email protected]                                        Tim Driscoll
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[email protected]                                       LYDIA FISH
[email protected]                                           GREG FRANKLIN
[email protected]                                          GROVER FURR
[email protected]                                            John W. Brokaw
[email protected]                                              Gautam Guliani
[email protected]                                                       Greg Black
[email protected]                                                  Steve Nirk
[email protected]                                               Kevin Gooding
[email protected]                                             Paul Gregoire
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[email protected]                                                    Kiran Wagle
[email protected]                                Brennan Tennesen Price
[email protected]                               Robert A. Hayden
[email protected]                                             Helen Hegelheimer
[email protected]                               martin j coghlan iii
[email protected]                                       Brent Sutherland
[email protected]                                   George `Sonny' Hoffman
[email protected]                                        Dog Handler
[email protected]                             Jack Montgomery
[email protected]                                               Jack Mallory
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[email protected]                                                  JANO
[email protected]                                                   LYNCH.JAMES
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[email protected]                                          Joseph Lizotte
[email protected]                                     Jonathan Maddox
[email protected]                                          Joshua Simer
[email protected]                                        john shakula
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[email protected]                               Jonathan Schoenwald
[email protected]                                                           Jonboy
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[email protected]                                        Sudish Joseph
[email protected]                                          Joseph R. Bauer Iii
[email protected]                                              Jonathan Shay
JUDEE%[email protected]                                   Judee Strott
[email protected]                                             John Williams
[email protected]                                       Khang Ngoc Nguyen
[email protected]                                                       JD Delancy
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[email protected]                                               Ann KELSEY
[email protected]                               Kimmo Ketolainen +358 40 500 2957
[email protected]                                         Bruce Saul
[email protected]                                               Robert T. Kon
[email protected]                                      Ky-Anh Phan
[email protected]                                   Wegner, Mike
[email protected]                                        Martin Schroeder
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[email protected]                                          Lewis DiFelice
[email protected]                                             Luis A. Rodriguez
[email protected]                                             Lundi Seng
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[email protected]                                               Mark Lanigan
[email protected]                            Rodrigo Martinez
[email protected]                                      Mark Alan Coover
[email protected]                               Marc J. Gilbert
[email protected]                                             Mike Hagon
[email protected]                                                  Mike Hatz
[email protected]                                     Mike Chapman
[email protected]                                            Lerv\O\A
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[email protected]                                 David Maurice
[email protected]                                       Mike Ribotto
[email protected]                             Michael Sattler, San Francisco
[email protected]                                           Mike Stucka
[email protected]                                                     Nigel Allen
[email protected]                                        Matthias Neeracher
[email protected]                                          Daniel J Sullivan
[email protected]                                 Nancy 'MotorOil' Kendall
[email protected]                                    Navin Ramankutty
[email protected]                                                      Son Vo
[email protected]                                      Carl Oguss
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[email protected]                              Peter Metcalfe
[email protected]                                              paul d carrier
[email protected]                                                           phil reed
[email protected]                                           Peter Parry
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[email protected]                                 Phil Gerdes  K-State Univ.
[email protected]                                      John Pimentel
[email protected]                             Paul Laferriere
[email protected]                                      John Provo
[email protected]                                              Paul Becker
[email protected]                                              Rebecca Drayer
[email protected]                                                          Ralph H
[email protected]                                     Ralph Tuttle
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[email protected]                     Rick CONTRACTOR Ellison Mr.
[email protected]                               Robert T Hilberg
[email protected]                                             Richard H. Miller
[email protected]                                                Rick Green
[email protected]                                                   Rick Scott
[email protected]                                          robert arinbjarnarson
[email protected]                                     Richard Rohde
[email protected]                                           Robert E. Thornton
[email protected]                                       Jeffrey Rufinus
[email protected]                                       BLACK KNIGHT
[email protected]                                           chang saehee
[email protected]                                               Cynthia Grant
[email protected]                      Eric Schissel - grad - Barbasch
[email protected]                                                KOONTZ.STEWART
[email protected]                                                 Shapard Wolf
[email protected]                                    Andrew Sheriff
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[email protected]                                             Barnet Sherman
[email protected]                                                      S. Johnson
[email protected]                                                  Doug Skeggs
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[email protected]                                      Steven Stoner
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[email protected]                                                     Joe Stone
[email protected]                                               David Reeve Sward
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[email protected]                         telnet accountschristina craft
[email protected]                                               Tara Madhyastha
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[email protected]                                                Ted Burton
[email protected]                                           John R. Tegtmeier
[email protected]                                                      James Kiley
[email protected]                                           Terminator
[email protected]                                                      Tom Acree
[email protected]                              Merwyn Torikian
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[email protected]                                        Tim Pierce
[email protected]                                         Berkman Elena
[email protected]                                                     venetron
[email protected]                                                   Quyen Vu
[email protected]                                              William Boyle
[email protected]                                              Werner Uhrig
[email protected]                                              Sandra Wittman
[email protected]                                         William O'Neill
[email protected]                                             Walter Wylie
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[email protected]                                  Xingbin Zhang

Voted No
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[email protected]                                             JD Smith
[email protected]                                            HH Nguyen
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[email protected]                                       Thuy T. Nguyen
[email protected]                                                   Balaji
[email protected]                                  Gerald Brunston
[email protected]                                  C. A. Joiner
[email protected]                                               Christopher Ward
[email protected]                                             Dan Rothschild
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[email protected]                                                  Ed Taychert
[email protected]                                            henry Nguyen
[email protected]                                                 ho (h.) nguyen
[email protected]
[email protected]                                 Jeff Murphy
[email protected]                                                       John Leslie
[email protected]                                          C. Joiner
[email protected]                                                      Larry Smith
[email protected]                                         Lan Pham
[email protected]
[email protected]                                          Nick Ingegneri
[email protected]                                                          B W Moll
[email protected]                                    Patrick J. LoPresti
[email protected]                                      Raymond Duchesne
[email protected]                                                    Ryan Waldron
[email protected]                            R lindberg + E Winnie
[email protected]                                                     rtuok
[email protected]                                        Steve Gomes
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[email protected]                                         Smarasderagd
[email protected]                                                  Dwight Brown
[email protected]                            Technical Intelligence-MN-USA
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[email protected]                                         Risto Widenius

Abstained
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[email protected]lect.com                              Kenneth P Crouch
[email protected]                                                  M. Otto


Votes in error
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[email protected]                                                 Dave Morning
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                                        RLHipps
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                           Melinda Schwenk
   ! No vote statement in message

 
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