RESULT: sci.med.diseases.blood fails 65:9

Neil Crellin neilc at stanford.edu
Mon Dec 14 11:51:32 EST 1998


                                RESULT
         unmoderated group sci.med.diseases.blood fails 65:9

There were 65 YES votes and 9 NO votes, for a total of 74 valid
votes.  There were 2 abstentions and 4 invalid ballots.

For a group to pass, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid
(YES and NO) votes.  There must also be at least 100 more YES votes
than NO votes.

A five day discussion period follows this announcement.  Unless
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the group
may not be voted on again for six months.

Newsgroups line:
sci.med.diseases.blood	Information about any human blood diseases.

The voting period closed at 23:59:59 UTC, 11 Dec 1998.

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

Proponent: Robert Tollen <mensabrain at ibm.net>
Mentor: Richard Miller <rick at bcm.tmc.edu>
Votetaker: Neil Crellin <neilc at stanford.edu>

RATIONALE: sci.med.diseases.blood

There are many different diseases that affect blood. In the United States
alone approximately 72,000 people have sickle cell anemia with about
2,000,000 carrying the trait. There are 20,000 hemophilia patients in the
U.S. Each year, nearly 27,000 adults and more than 2,000 children in the
United States learn that they have leukemia (statistics are from NIH and
Cancernet web sites). There is now a listserv named MPD-SUPPORT-L which has
600+ recipients and has a daily traffic of 10 to 20 postings. MPD stands
for Myelo Proliferative Disorders, which are diseases of the blood. The
myeloproliferative disorders include polycythemia vera (PV), chronic
myelogenous leukemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, and essential
thrombocythemia (ET). This newsgroup will include these plus all other
diseases of the blood including sickle cell anemia and hemophilia.
AltaVista and HotBot have been searched with the keywords of "blood" and
"hematology" and no alternate newsgroups have been found.

CHARTER: sci.med.diseases.blood

Many people have some form of blood disease, either detected or not. The
purpose of this newsgroup is to establish electronic media for
communication between patients, scientists and any other individuals with
interest in diseases of the blood. Such communications will provide quick
and effective means to exchange information and knowledge, offer
encouragement, and solve problems.

The sci.med.diseases.blood newsgroup will target participants who are
afflicted with any blood disorder. Doctors, researchers, students or anyone
with interest in diseases of the blood will also be welcome.

A FAQ for new users will be posted on a regular basis.

No binary posts will be allowed.

No advertisements will be allowed.

END CHARTER.



sci.med.diseases.blood Final Voter list

Voted YES
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aebagna [at] infovia.com.ar                                  Anibal Bagnarelli
binnie [at] nor.com.au                                          Patten Headlam
rridges [at] metz.une.edu.au                                    Rebecca Ridges
dany.steyaert [at] ping.be                                       Dany Steyaert
crleech [at] freenet.carleton.ca                                      C. Leech
eg414 [at] freenet.carleton.ca                                    Tina M. Wood
3srf [at] qlink.queensu.ca                                      Steve Frampton
jmcgarry [at] uoguelph.ca                                        James McGarry
Bobbirobin [at] aol.com                                        Bobbi Rubenzahl
Kathy944 [at] aol.com                                          Kathleen Ferris
kimdv [at] best.com                                               Kim DeVaughn
tigger [at] busprod.com                                 Dawni Summitt ~ tiggly
jburrell [at] crl5.crl.com                                       Jason Burrell
booda [at] datasync.com                                        Martin H. Booda
david [at] farrar.com                                             David Farrar
celticwiccan [at] hotmail.com                                      Peter Byron
trofast [at] idirect.com                                         Ruth Freeburg
ray32 [at] iname.com                                           Raymond Pastore
kamlet [at] infinet.com                                             Art Kamlet
ndallen [at] interlog.com                                          Nigel Allen
Shel [at] k9ape.com                                         Sheldon L. Epstein
GiesePa [at] kohlerco.com                                            Pat Giese
mark [at] levymd.com                                        Mark I. Levy, M.D.
wilcox [at] localnet.com                                        Maynard Wilcox
rasanen [at] email.msn.com                                             rasanen
sleeper54 [at] my-dejanews.com                                        t w hess
uthman [at] neosoft.com                                              Ed Uthman
abaker1 [at] ix.netcom.com                        &nbsp; <B>Natalie Thomas</B>
gselt [at] ix.netcom.com                                          Gregg Selton
salazar [at] ix.netcom.com                                    Susan E. Salazar
chriseb [at] nortelnetworks.com                                 Chris Ebenezer
jepace [at] pobox.com                                               James Pace
mph [at] pobox.com                                                Matthew Hunt
pan [at] syix.com                                                          Pan
arielle [at] Taronga.COM                                    Stephanie da Silva
doug.obrien [at] the-spa.com                                             D.O'B
wmhblair [at] verio.com                                       William H. Blair
dale [at] wco.com                                               Dale M. Tersey
xanthian [at] well.com                                         Kent Paul Dolan
vote [at] kholdan.snafu.de                                         tobias erle
bouvin [at] daimi.au.dk                                      Niels Olof Bouvin
pmosbach [at] bu.edu                                             Peter Mosbach
rick [at] bcm.tmc.edu                                           Richard Miller
enge0213 [at] tc.umn.edu                                       Aaron Engelhart
rufinus [at] mbe.ece.wisc.edu                                        J Rufinus
tajima [at] med.teikyo-u.ac.jp                                    Yasuo Tajima
ccsr [at] capecod.net                                             Anne Harding
roses [at] capecod.net                                  DOLORES SCALDINI KLIMM
jwclark [at] cgocable.net                                           John Clark
ellis [at] ftel.net                                                 Rick Ellis
lanzyg [at] ibm.net                                           Garrett R. Lanzy
kiminy [at] couriernet.infi.net                                    Pete Womack
jcrouch [at] Mcs.Net                                               Jude Crouch
tc [at] Mcs.Net                                                    Thomas Cuny
jonboy [at] onlink.net                                          Trevor Tymchuk
wakelyn [at] pinn.net                                            N. T. Wakelyn
pmeyer [at] prodigy.net                                           Pamela Meyer
beckman [at] srv.net                                           Barbara Beckman
arjanh [at] cs.vu.nl                                            Arjan Hulsebos
finn [at] nasw.org                                                 Robert Finn
helen_b_sg [at] mtu-net.ru                                     Elena Boldyreva
ajtr2 [at] cam.ac.uk                                                  Alex Ray
merlin [at] cvnet.co.uk                                            Darren Rees
marks [at] microlise.co.uk                                          Mark Snape
risalaz [at] ci.long-beach.ca.us                                  Rick Salazar

Voted NO
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JCSMJS [at] aol.com                                                Jerry Smith
stainles [at] bga.com                                             Dwight Brown
cipher [at] mindspring.com                                              Cipher
olav [at] viking.mv.com                                        Olav Nieuwejaar
sproing [at] my-dejanews.com                                        Herb Petro
daver [at] teleport.com                                             D Reynolds
naddy [at] mips.rhein-neckar.de                           Christian Weisgerber
albe [at] lvs.informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE                         Alexander Bell
simon [at] darkmere.gen.nz                                         Simon Lyall

Abstained
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guymacon [at] deltanet.com                   guymacon at deltanet.com (Guy Macon)
chris [at] kzim.com                                Christopher Robin Zimmerman

Invalid votes
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SANHOFF [at] aol.com
    ! No vote statement in message
meascarrunz                                        Maria Eugenia Ascarrunz<BR>
    ! Invalid address
gail [at] airmail.net                                      Juana Gail Springer
    ! No vote statement in message
rseibert [at] microdsi.net                                            rseibert
    ! No vote statement in message


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Neil Crellin, UVV <neilc at stanford.edu>



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