GREAT NEWS! -- We are officially in the running for comp.lang.ruby.

Please keep an eye out for responses to this RFD in:

news.groups
comp.lang.java.programmer
comp.lang.perl.misc
comp.lang.python

Please note that the RFD discussion is supposed to occur in news.groups.

Please redirect any questions or discussions in the other groups back to
news.groups.

Please be tactful and polite and avoid getting drawn into flame fests.

Remember that it will be public voting that determines whether
comp.lang.ruby is accepted as a member of the big 8 newsgroups, so don't
worry about trying to convince every last skeptic or opponent on
news.groups.

Needless to say, it would be good if more than just 3 or 4 or 5 of us were
responding in favor of Ruby.

If enough people simply say "I think this is a good idea", and more
importantly, if we get at least a couple of hundred yes votes to over-rule
the inevitable block of no votes, then we will get our newsgroup.

Also be sure to start lobbying your friends and coworkers now to vote for us
when the CFV (call for votes) goes out in early-to-mid March.

Conrad

----- Original Message -----
From: David C Lawrence <newgroups-request / isc.org>
To: Conrad Schneiker <schneiker / jump.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 8:15 AM
Subject: posted "RFD: comp.lang.ruby"


> [ This is an automated message; no reply is necessary. ]
>
> On 16 Feb 2000 (Wed), at 14:15:34 GMT, your proposal was posted to
> the following groups.  This list might be different from what was
> originally requested if the Newsgroups header was over 200 characters
> long, some of the groups were bogus (ie, superseded Big 8 groups) or
> not carried by my news server (like defunct alt groups), or other
> relevant groups were noted and added.
>
> news.announce.newgroups
> news.groups
> comp.lang.java.programmer
> comp.lang.perl.misc
> comp.lang.python
>
> It was also sent separately to the following list:
>
> ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp
>
> David Lawrence, moderator, news.announce.newgroups