From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: comp.lang.xharbour has been created
Newsgroups: comp.lang.xharbour, news.announce.newgroups,
 news.groups.proposals, comp.lang.clipper
Followup-To: comp.lang.xharbour
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 09:08:44 -0600

On 01 Feb 2007, the Big-8 Management Board decided to create the unmoderated
group comp.lang.xharbour.  The group was created on 05 Feb 2007.

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

For your newsgroups file:
comp.lang.xharbour	xHarbour programming, Clipper, and xBase.


comp.lang.xharbour is an unmoderated newsgroup which will serve as
a forum for discussing the xHarbour programming language. The group
will serve both those who program in xHarbour and those who work
on developing the language. Topics that may be discussed include:

        - Announcements of new versions of the language.

        - Design and internals of the xHarbour language.

        - Design, programming, and administration of systems
          and applications which use the xHarbour language.

        - Strengths, weaknesses, and general usage of xHarbour
          to solve real world problems.

        - Technical discussion of products or themes of interest
          to xHarbour developers, including third-party add-on
          products, their usage, advantages and drawbacks, and
          links to additional information.

Notwithstanding the above, advertisements of any kind are
specifically disallowed, except for brief announcements of products
and events specifically for xHarbour programmers. This specifically

        a. General-purpose programming tools.

        b. Announcements of over 50 lines of text.

        c. Advertisements listing specific prices and ordering

        d. Products and events which are not substantially specific
           to the needs of xHarbour developers.

        e. Any product or event that has been announced on
           comp.lang.xharbour within the past 30 days.

Item (d) is intended to mitigate against announcements of general
purpose programming tools or events, which really belong somewhere


There is nothing wrong with posts like this but this charter is
specifically attempting to establish strict definition of what's
considered on-topic for comp.lang.xharbour. The clear intent and
general requirement for all posts is to have directly xHarbour
related content.

Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum,
and to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group.


"Patrick Mast, xHarbour" <>


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