From: Andre Wayand <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.os.linux.archlinux
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 17:58:20 EST
Message-ID: <hj7nkq$5jr$>

                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              unmoderated group {comp.os.linux.archlinux}

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated newsgroup comp.os.linux.archlinux.

comp.os.linux.archlinux	A simple, lightweight linux distribution.


This newsgroup is meant to supplement and complement the already 
existing, and highly active webforum-community on with another medium that some may consider more 
resource-friendly and efficient than a webforum. A survey was made on 
the Arch Linux webforum at 
Result after 10 days: 22 yes votes (78.6%), 6 no votes (21.4%).


comp.os.linux.archlinux is an unmoderated group for the users of the 
archlinux distribution ( Discussions about any 
issue relating to arch, including but not limited to, installation 
problems, configuration problems, kernel issues or discussions on 
different applications for arch are welcome.

Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum,
and to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group.  The usual
suspects are prohibited (spam, binaries, direct advertising, etc.)


For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:

Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its
final resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and
participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup.  This is both
a courtesy to groups in which discussion of creating a new group is
off-topic as well as the best method of making sure that one's
comments or criticisms are heard.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the
discussion may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be
taken to ensure that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals
as well.

We urge those who would like to read or post in the proposed
newsgroup to make a comment to that effect in this thread; we ask
proponents to keep a list of such positive posts with the relevant
message ID:

Barney Fife, <>)

Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good
evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to: (Forum and Wiki 
Discussion for Archlinux)


Andre Wayand

2010-01-13  1st RFD.
2010-01-20  2nd RFD. Changed newsgroup name and description, added 
survey statistics.