From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad will be created
Newsgroups: comp.sys.laptops, news.announce.newgroups, news.groups
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 00:25:42 -0600

               comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad will be created

The Last Call for Comments on 03 Nov 2006 inititated a five-day period for
final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8 Management Board
has decided by consensus to create the newsgroup comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad.

This group will be created on 15 Nov 2006.

NEWSGROUPS LINE: comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad

comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad	IBM/Lenovo line of laptop computers.


comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad is for discussions pertaining to ThinkPad (IBM
and Lenovo) laptop computers.  It is NOT an official support forum for
IBM or Lenovo.

General Usenet "netiquette" guidelines as posted in
news.announce.newusers and news.answers shall apply to this newsgroup.
In particular, participants are asked to show courtesy and respect for
other participants, and to avoid the use of offensive language,
excessive quoting, or long signature blocks. Participants are encouraged
to use descriptive Subjects (e.g., "T41 won't boot after disk swap"
rather than just "Help").

The following types of posts are prohibited:

  * Off-topic (not directly related to ThinkPad laptop computers)
  * Binaries (except for appended text-encoded digital signatures)
  * Spam (including excessive cross-posting)
  * Make-money-fast or other chain or fraudulent schemes
  * Work-at-home or other scams
  * Commercial advertisements, "infomercials," or announcements
  * Auction notices (e.g., eBay)
  * Forged articles (anonymous articles are allowed)
  * Personal insults or repetitive flaming (attacks)
  * Employment (help and/or position wanted) notices

The use of e-mail addresses from articles posted to this group for the
purpose of sending junk (mass unsolicited) e-mail or for compiling a
list so that others may do so is specifically prohibited.

In the absence of moderation, prohibitions can, of course, only be
enforced by the collective will of the group and/or by after-the-fact
complaints to the offender's service provider. Nevertheless, it is hoped
that this charter will help in getting complaints resolved.


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John Navas <>


2006-11-12     Result
2006-11-03     3rd RFD/LCC
2006-10-26     2nd RFD
2006-10-22     1st RFD