VOTE: 1st call for votes to moderate sci.cryonics (sc cfv (fwd))

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 14 May 1997 07:30:45 +0200 (MET DST)

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Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 03:23:06 -0400
From: David Bostwick <>
Subject: sc cfv

moderated group sci.cryonics (moderates existing group)

Newsgroups line:
sci.cryonics Cryonics and related topics. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 29 May 1997.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Joe Strout <>
Mentor: Jonathan Grobe <>

Votetaker: David Bostwick <>

RATIONALE: sci.cryonics

The existing unmoderated group sci.cryonics has been suffering from a
decreasing signal/noise ratio. In addition to the usual cross-posted
spam, there have been numerous personal attacks of a highly offensive
nature posted from anonymous remailers, as well as forged messages
apparently from legitimate members of the group. This traffic is
damaging to the members of the group, as well as to the cryonics
community as a whole. Changing the newsgroup from unmoderated to
moderated should greatly reduce the volume of such messages, and so
enhance the value of the group.

CHARTER: sci.cryonics

Cryonic suspension is an experimental procedure whereby patients who
can no longer be kept alive with today's medical abilities are
preserved at low temperature for treatment in the future. This
newsgroup will be the place to keep up-to-date on topics related to
cryonics, which include biochemistry of memory, low temperature
biology, new cryonics-related research and publications, legal status
of cryonics and cryonically suspended people, nanotechnology and cell
repair machines, mass media coverage of cryonics, conferences, and
local cryonics group meetings.

Unacceptable messages include personal attacks, messages posted
without a valid sender address, and any message not pertaining to the
topics above.


MODERATOR INFO: sci.cryonics

Moderator: "Keith F. Lynch" <>
Administrative contact address:
Article submission address:


GATEWAYS: sci.cryonics

Gateway mailing list name: CryoNet
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