From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: sci.research.eeg will not be created  (RESULTS CLARIFIED)
Newsgroups: sci.psychology.research, news.announce.newgroups,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:52:35 -0600

                  sci.research.eeg will not be created

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 18 Jan 2007 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by a vote to not create the group

Many members of the Board expressed concern with the lack of support
for this proposal from potential users other than the proponent.
Unless a number of current users of Usenet would read and post to the
group were it to be created, it is unlikely that the group would be
successful.  No evidence of such a body of users was presented during
discussion of the proposal.

If the proponent wishes to resubmit his proposal, he should first
find a pool of users on Usenet who would read and post to the group
were it to be created, and who would be willing to post messages
saying this in news.groups.proposals during discussion of the

The vote was 1 in favor, 8 opposed, and 1 explicit abstention.

NEWSGROUPS LINE: sci.research.eeg

sci.research.eeg	Science, technology, and methodology of EEG research.


sci.research.eeg is a non-commercial usenet newsgroup for the purpose of
discussing the science, technology, and methodology of conducting EEG
research.  The focus is on the techniques, mathematical and statistical
approaches, engineering issues, and research methodology encountered
in EEG research, with the aim of providing peer-to-peer assistance in
this field.  Commercial posts, such as product or service promotions,
are banned.  Simple announcements of available products or services
from EEG-related organizations or enterprises are welcome, as long as
they are posted one time only.  Announcements of research-related job
announcements, books, and conferences are welcome, as are posting of
announcements of relevant publications.  Posting of binaries is not
permitted, with the exception of small digital signatures such as PGP.


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The proponent will also post pointers to:



Jim Kroger <>


2006-09-01     1st RFD
2006-12-14     2nd RFD
2007-01-18     3rd RFD/LCC
2007-01-24     Results (Fails)
2007-01-25     Corrected Results (included reasons)