From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad has been created
Newsgroups: comp.sys.laptops, news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,
Followup-To: comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 15:04:17 -0600

On 12 Nov 2006, the Big-8 Management Board decided to create the unmoderated
group comp.sys.laptops.thinkpad.  The group was created on 15 Nov 2006.

For more information on the proposal and history, please refer to the 

For your newsgroups file:
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.


John Navas <>


2006-11-15     Group Created
2006-11-12     Result
2006-11-03     3rd RFD/LCC
2006-10-26     2nd RFD
2006-10-22     1st RFD