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From: Angelo Campanella <email@example.com> Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,alt.sci.physics.acoustics Subject: RFD: sci.physics.acoustics.moderated Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:45:37 EDT REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) moderated group sci.physics.acoustics.moderated This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the moderated newsgroup sci.physics.acoustics.moderated. NEWSGROUPS LINE: For your newsgroups file: sci.physics.acoustics.moderated Topics in acoustics and vibrations. Moderated RATIONALE: The group alt.sci.physics.acoustics in the same topic space was started in 1995 and has been a successful group with productive discussion, but recently spam has become a disruptive problem. Participants from alt.sci.physics.acoustics would like to move to a moderated Big 8 newsgroup. CHARTER: This news group is intended for preliminary 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 are: Architectural Acoustics Engineering Acoustics Musical Acoustics Noise Acoustics Physical Acoustics- Animal Bioacoustics Psychological & Physiological Acoustics Structural and Vibrations Acoustics Speech Communications Acoustics Underwater & Propagation Acoustics Biomedical Ultrasound Acoustics Bioresponse to Vibration Acoustics Signal Processing Acoustics 0/ Consider this news group to be where our first 'Hello' is exchanged and where knowledgeable discussion on any given question may evolve. However, detailed repartee on simple problems such as loudspeaker design and amplified audio problems should be discussed elsewhere on hobby groups, etc. 1/ Our discussions should be concise, involving relatively short messages; a few screen-loads usually suffice. 2/ 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. 3/ Resist the temptation to author large treatises here. Save that energy for a separate E-mail file targeted to a recipient, or the telephone 4/ 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. 5/ AVOID quarrelsome and profane language that ultimately detract from the credibility of the arguments and the validity of the information presented. 6/ AVOID ad hominem and defamatory comments. 7/ Brief "Jobs Available" or "Help Needed" postings may be welcome in periods of economic malaise. In these ways, we will all welcome and enjoy each other's thoughts. MODERATION POLICY: The group will be hand moderated. Messages which in the opinion of the moderators are off topic, profane, spam, inflammatory, personal attacks, unduly argumentative, or repeating recent "Jobs available" announcements will be rejected. If the rejected submission includes a valid address in the "From: " or "Reply-To: " line, a notice explaining why the submission was rejected will be sent. Moderation will be based on content of the message. MODERATOR INFO: The initial moderation team will consist of the proponent and two other moderators, proposed as: Angelo Campanella <firstname.lastname@example.org> Robert Bristow-Johnson <email@example.com> Noral Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> The submission address is to be determined. PROCEDURE: For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see: http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:creation Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the 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 followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.proposals. If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion may be crossposted 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, <4JGdnb60fsMzHA7ZnZ2dnUVZ_rWdnZ2d@sysmatrix.net>). Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created. DISTRIBUTION: This document has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals alt.sci.physics.acoustics PROPONENT: Angelo Campanella <email@example.com> CHANGE HISTORY: 2009-06-14 1st RFD.