David Bostwick <bostwick@cas.chemistry.gatech.edu> wrote in message
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>                       LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
>                    unmoderated group comp.lang.rpg
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> Newsgroups line:
> comp.lang.rpg         General discussions about the rpg language.
> 
> Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 26 Mar 1999.
> 
> This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
> about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.
> 
> Proponent: Bob Mariotti <bobm@cunix.com>
> 
> Votetaker: David Bostwick <bostwick@cas.chemistry.gatech.edu>
> 
> RATIONALE: comp.lang.rpg
> 
> There is no place in usenet where a succint and informative discussion
> of the rpg language takes place.  While a very few groups make mention
> of it, the discussions are always secondary to other questions mostly
> hardware related.  RPG has been a commercial business language since
the
> 1960's and used extensively by IBM systems since the early 1970's and
> even today, entire complex business applications have been created in
> the RPG language.  Even dynamic interactive web based e-commerce
systems
> have been develop using this language.  It would benefit those
> businesses and individuals who use this language to have a forum where
> their technical and conceptual questions can be heard and answered.
It
> should benefit both the experience rpg programmer as well as the
> relative newcomer with basic newbie questions. Therefore, even for
just
> a technical exchange area, the group comp.lang.rpg should be passed.
> 
> CHARTER: comp.lang.rpg
> 
> The purpose of this unmoderated newsgroup is to provide a separate
forum
> for academic and abstract discussion of the topics related to the rpg
> language as used in the business community.  Topics related include
> but are not limited to solution programming, programming techniques,
> device communications programming, implementation in a client-server
> environment, implementation in web-centric designs, troubleshooting
> and debugging.
> 
> END CHARTER.
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> | 2ND CALL FOR VOTES: comp.lang.rpg
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> This CFV was created with uvpq 1.0 (Aug 27 1997).
> PQ datestamp: 980322
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> -- 
> Voting address    : bostwick@cas.chemistry.gatech.edu
> 
> 
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> beacon@beaconfcu.com                                         Michael
Hayes</P>
> 
> 
> comp.lang.rpg Bounce List - These votes have been recorded
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> julesd@erols.not-a-hostname.com
Jules Dubois
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