From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: "Angelo Campanella" <>
Subject: RFD: sci.physics.acoustics (unmoderated)
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 23:31:26 EST
Message-ID: <hmsehi$1c6j$>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
             unmoderated group:     sci.physics.acoustics

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated newsgroup sci.physics.acoustics

For your newsgroups file:
sci.physics.acoustics   Topics in acoustics and vibrations


The group alt.sci.physics.acoustics in the same topic space was started in 
1995 and has been a successful group with productive discussion since, but 
has not had the more broadly accepted Big 8 newsgroup posture.


This news group is intended for serious discussion on all technical fields 
of acoustics and vibration as indicated by the Acoustical Society of 
America. See page B1 in the 2006 (Green) ASA membership directory. These 

Architectural Acoustics
Engineering Acoustics
Musical Acoustics
Noise Acoustics
Physical Acoustics-
Animal Bioacoustics (now includes Acoustical Oceanography)
Psychological & Physiological Acoustics
Structural and Vibrations Acoustics
Speech Communications Acoustics
Underwater & Propagation Acoustics
Biomedical Ultrasound Acoustics
Bioresponse to Vibration Acoustics
Signal Processing in Acoustics

1. Consider this news group to be where Hello's are exchanged followed by 
knowledgeable discussions on acoustics and vibration question that may 
evolve. However, detailed repartee on elementary hobbies such as loudspeaker 
design and amplified audio problems should be discussed elsewhere on hobby 
groups, etc.

2. Our discussions should be concise, involving relatively short messages; a 
few screen-loads usually suffice.

3. Avoid public debate that switches to smaller and smaller matters. Private 
E-Mail is for that. Rather, stick to main issues from which all of us will 
learn and also enjoy the benefits of this public medium.

4. Resist the temptation to author large treatises here. Save that energy 
for a separate E-mail file targeted to a recipient, or the telephone

5. When including a copy of the message to which you respond, DELETE all 
extraneous, non-germane lines. Leave only pertinent succinct lines that will 
precede your learned response.

6. AVOID quarrelsome and profane language that ultimately detract from the 
credibility of the arguments and the validity of the information presented.

7. AVOID ad hominem and defamatory comments.

8. Brief "Jobs Available" or "Help Needed" postings are welcome during 
economic malaise.

In these ways, we will all welcome and enjoy each other's thoughts.


The group will be unmoderated.  Messages which are off topic, profane, spam, 
inflammatory, personal attacks, unduly argumentative, or excessive "Jobs 
available" announcements are discouraged.


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

Those who wish to participate in the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and join discussion in 
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 news.groups.proposals

To this end, the follow up header of this RFD has been sent to

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be cross posted 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 (e.g.,
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:



Angelo Campanella <>

2009-06-14 1st RFD.
2010-03-05 2nd RFD.