RESULT: reorganization passes

Date: 7 Dec 1993 15:52:49 -0500
From: Jay Maynard 
Subject: RESULT: reorganization passes
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,,,,rec.aviation.misc,sci.geo.geology,sci.geo.meteorology,alt.sci.planetary,sci.astro,sci.astro.planetarium,

Reorganization of
a) remove, replace with:          moderated
b) newgroup       moderated
c) rename to: reorganization results - 480 valid votes

 Yes   No : 2/3? >100? : Pass? : Group
---- ---- : ---- ----- : ----- : -------------------------------------------
 413   64 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes :
 412   63 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes :
 399   66 :  Yes   Yes :   Yes :

   6 invalid votes

All of these margins are adequate for newgroup creation. Barring serious
controversy about the vote, the groups will be created five days after
this is posted, and and will be removed three
months after that.

Voting closed at 23:59:59 GMT, 2 December 1993.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  

Vote-taker's address: 
Group proponent's address:

Newsgroups lines:          Technical and general issues related to space flight.       Space and planetary science and related technical work.        Discussions about space policy.

CHARTER (as printed in the Call for Votes)

This is a reorganization of the Usenet space-related newsgroups. It includes
splitting, renaming of, and drawing
alt.sci.planetary in as an official sci group (part of 
The original group will be removed as part of the first vote
(rmgroup, newgroup  The existing newsgroups and are unaffected by this reorganization. (moderated, moderator George William Herbert)
        Technical issues and directly related policy issues on all 
        aspects of space flight; space launch vehicles present, past,
        proposed, and propulsion (including poorly or undeveloped 
        methods such as ion, solar sail, laser-sail, antimatter,
        etc); space station design, engineering, operations, and goals;
        and any other types of spacecraft technology, engineering,
        operations, and related topics.  Technical issues involved in
        developing space resources, colonization of space, etc.
        Technical, costing, and directly related policy decisions
        will also be appropriate.  Questions about space technology,
        operations, engineering, etc. are all appropriate, at any level. (moderated, moderators gwh and Steve Willner)
        For discussing planetary and non-planetary space science;
        including technical issues in planetary science, planetary
        science space missions, techniques, goals, and information
        about the planets themselves, space astronomy, physics,
        space science in general, stellar science (ours and others), etc.
        Questions about space science, the planets, etc.
        The primary emphasis is on doing science in or about space;
        sci.astro remains the appropriate group for astronomy per se. (unmoderated)
        Policy issues not directly related to technical issues in
        any space field, including government policies, budget priorities,
        mission type priorities, goals of space programs, the role of
        governments and space agencies in developing space, etc.
        Any discussions on technical issues where person feel
        the moderated groups are not giving full range of expression
        are also appropriate.

The moderated groups shall have a policy of merely redirecting
to .policy rather than outright rejecting inappropriate articles.
The moderators may contact the poster and ask them if they would
prefer to rewrite a borderline article rather than simply redirect
it, at their discretion, but the author may insist on having the
article posted as-is to  

All three groups will be gatewayed to the Space Digest mailing list,
as is now.  

As mentioned in the charters, and are both
moderated. The primary moderator for both groups is George William Herbert, The secondary moderator for is Steve

Actual moderation address is to be determined. Work is in progress on setting
up a moderation software assistance installation, so the address to mail
postings to will be announced in the postings creating the groups. reorganization Final Vote Ack

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