Path: wabbit.cc.uow.edu.au!news.une.edu.au!news.cs.su.oz.au!inferno.mpx.com.au!g oliath.apana.org.au!sleeper.apana.org.au!orb.apana.org.au!ppt.apana.org.au!ppt.a pana.org.au!Not-For-Mail From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Craig Dewick) Newsgroups: aus.net.news,aus.rail,ppt.rail.misc Subject: CFV - 'aus.rail.models' - a newsgroup for Australian railway modellers Date: 30 Jul 1995 16:09:41 +1000 Organization: PPT - Possum Power Tank - OzRail Support Lines: 95 Distribution: aus Message-ID: <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org NNTP-Posting-Host: ppt.apana.org.au X-Newsreader: NN version 6.5.0 #3 (NOV) Xref: wabbit.cc.uow.edu.au aus.net.news:2042 aus.rail:5607 Following on from the largely positive response to my RFD about the creation of a newsgroup in the 'aus.*' domain for Australian railway modellers, I wish to conduct a formal Call For Votes so that opinion can be properly gauged and a decision made as to whether or not to create the proposed newsgroup. For those who are unaware of the proposal, or who would like to re-read the reasons for the proposal, they are listed below: Newsgroup name : aus.rail.models Status : unmoderated Purpose : to provide a dedicated discussion forum for Australian railway modellers, modellers of Australian prototype railways, and people interested in any aspect of railway modelling from an Australian perspective. Reason(s) : - there is a definite need for a group to cater for Australian railway modelling discussion, especially with the growth in the use of the computers in all areas of life, and particularly with the advent of DCC, which integrates computers and modelling to the point where the two are inseparable. - the existing newsgroup 'aus.rail' is largely inappropriate as a rail modelling discussion forum as it provides no real way to seperate prototype discussion from modelling discussion. - my rail support BBS (Possum Power Tank BBS - est. 1990) has carried a local newsgroup called 'aus.rail.models' since 'aus.rail' started receiving a steady volume of traffic (approximately 2 years). - I am preparing articles for publication in various Australian prototype and model railway magazines to both promote and raise awareness of various electronic services suitable for use by people interested/involved in prototype and/or model railways. I believe that 'aus.rail.models' should be created in the very near future to enable it to be publicised alongside fellow newsgroups in these articles. Votes can be posted now. To lodge your vote, send an email message to: email@example.com and indicate whether or not you support the proposal to create 'aus.rail.models' by including a line saying either 'yes' or 'no' followed by the name of the proposed group. As an example, to vote in support of the proposal, include a line like this: yes aus.rail.models or to vote against the proposal, include a line like this: no aus.rail.models There must be *no* quoting markers before the word 'yes' or 'no' otherwise your vote cannot be accepted. If you are a system administrator, do *not* send your vote from an account with an administrative name, such as 'root', 'operator' etc. - you must use a seperate, regular user account. If you're a sysadmin you can create one for yourself anyway. I will accept votes for a period of three (3) weeks from today (Saturday, July 30th, 1995), after which votes will no longer be accepted, and tallying of votes will commence. The results will be announced within a few days after the end of the voting period, and arrangements made for the creation of the proposed newsgroup if the majority of votes support the proposal. Specific non-voting related enquiries should be directed to 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. Regards, Craig. -- Craig Dewick - email to | Possum Power Tank BBS - Sydney, NSW, Australia. email@example.com | Phone (int. +612, local 02)-544-1060. Passenger train driver, | Supporting all aspects of Australian Railways rail transport advocator. | from both prototype and model perspectives. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
The above graph is a moving average of the number of articles posted into aus.rail.models per day. The top of the green area counts the number of articles posted in the last 24 hours, whereas the blue line counts the number of articles posted in the last 2 hours, times 12.