RESULT: sci.med.diseases.blood fails 78:7

Jim Davis jjd at primenet.com
Tue Jan 25 18:36:07 EST 2000


                                RESULT
         unmoderated group sci.med.diseases.blood fails 78:7

There were 78 YES votes and 7 NO votes, for a total of 85 valid votes.  There
were 5 abstains.  There were 13 invalidated ballots.

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

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.
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.

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

Proponent: Robert Tollen <lov2laf at ibm.net>
Mentor: Richard Miller <rick at bcm.tmc.edu>
Votetaker: Jim Davis <jjd at primenet.com>

RATIONALE: sci.med.diseases.blood

Many different diseases 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 800+ recipients and has
a daily traffic of 10 to 40 postings. All postings can be seen at
http://listserv.aol.com/archives/mpd-support-l.html 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.
The WWW.DEJANEWS.COM HEALTH and FITNESS discussions have been
searched with the keywords of "blood and  diseases" and no
alternate newsgroups were found to exist. Shared information on
treatment of blood diseases is important to participants because
in many instances there is a wide variety of treatments for the
same disease.  The grave seriousness of most questions and
replies significantly outweigh any fluctuation in daily traffic.
Blood diseases are so complicated that a newly diagnosed patient
deserves support and facts, no matter how rare the disease.

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.

VOTETAKER'S NOTE:

13 ballots were received from mia-cs52-001-vty67.as.wcom.net
[209.154.12.67] between 08:06 and 08:36 on 20 January, claiming to be from
a variety of different addresses and, curiously, all with the real names
typed entirely in lower case.

sci.med.diseases.blood Final Vote Ack -- this is not a mailing list!

Voted Yes
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alex.dawson = uea.ac.uk                                            Alex Dawson
ascott ]/ pacifier.com                                           Alan P. Scott
bill_supon (<$| yahoo.com                                             W. Supon
bogie {)~] xs4all.nl                                       Boudewijn van Ingen
bouvin & daimi.au.dk                                         Niels Olof Bouvin
buff )#` pobox.com                                              William Denton
carlson {, ironbridgenetworks.com                                James Carlson
ceichler _^> enteract.com                                      Charles Eichler
chriseb =(_] nortelnetworks.com                                 Chris Ebenezer
cpl1 &=] hades.uchicago.edu                                         Corey Liss
david {+, farrar.com                                              David Farrar
davidsen # tmr.com                                               bill davidsen
djb }|/] v2000.scream.org                                         Dan Birchall
doc _+^ america.net                                                  Rob Wynne
dougob ^&){ the-spa.com                                           Dave O'Brien
edward =]#> paleo.org                                              Edward Reid
eg414 (~ freenet.carleton.ca                                      Tina M. Wood
Ekkehard.Uthke ] gmx.de                                         Ekkehard Uthke
ellis =~) ftel.net                                                  Rick Ellis
eridani $} databasix.com                                               Belinda
evert *{[# royal.net                                              Evert Meulie
finn ` nasw.org                                                    Robert Finn
fogazzid ^ softhome.net                                        Daniele Fogazzi
fran_keeling -)[+ my-deja.com                                  Frances Keeling
fyr+news ]<)~ nabab.teaser.fr                                 Francois RANCHIN
gardener _ mail.ocis.net                                            Ann Hughes
gheston } mail.HiWAAY.net                                       Gary L. Heston
h.slama , gmx.net                                               Heribert Slama
hfung $# CSUPomona.Edu                                               Hank Fung
ianatasm #$ netcomuk.co.uk                                           Ian Baird
ianlivesey { beeb.net                                              ian livesey
IgoneKrazy >(&| aol.com                                           Julie Refkin
jcrouch = enteract.com                                             Jude Crouch
jmcgarry _=> uoguelph.ca                                         James McGarry
John_David_Galt ]|&# acm.org                                   John David Galt
jolomo / netcom.com                                                 Joe Morris
julesd &]{` erols.com                                             Jules Dubois
jwootton `, home.com                                              Jean Wootton
kamlet *((^ infinet.com                                          Arthur Kamlet
kb5cng ($ amsat.org                                           R.L. Bo Thompson
kennedy ( eninet.eas.asu.edu                                  Ralph D. Kennedy
kimdv & best.com                                                  Kim DeVaughn
kneecap *> netnet.net                                              Neal Cappel
kristian.liimatainen ~*}] helsinki.fi                        Lauri Liimatainen
lanzyg |= attglobal.net                                          Garrett Lanzy
lov2laf [# attglobal.net                                         Robert Tollen
lrf $/^& leukaemia.demon.co.uk                                    Ken Campbell
mcclenon / erols.com                                              Bob McClenon
mclaudi ~[~ totalise.co.uk                                     Dave McLaughlin
minhan (=/ pacific.net.sg                                          Tan Min-Han
mph -[ astro.caltech.edu                                          Matthew Hunt
mtaylor `( lrim.com                                                Mark Taylor
nhoffm ~>)= in-kiel.de                                        Norbert Hoffmann
olav ,(& viking.mv.com                                         Olav Nieuwejaar
qui #_ iobox.fi                                                    jui enquien
renate.sch (& gmx.at                                         Renate Schininger
richw ($/< webcom.com                                               Rich Wales
rick }*) bcm.tmc.edu                                            Richard Miller
rockwallaby ]{# erols.com                                       Chris Thompson
rridges _= metz.une.edu.au                                      Rebecca Ridges
rufinus }>=* mbe.ece.wisc.edu                                        J Rufinus
sackv -( uni-duesseldorf.de                                        Victor Sack
salazar _[) popd.ix.netcom.com                                    Rick Salazar
SESalazar & aol.com                                              Susan Salazar
shrao * nyx.net                                                    Shrisha Rao
smlucas }&_# famvid.com                                           Steven Lucas
speirs =_$ chebucto.ns.ca                                speirs at chebucto.ns.ca
tajima {+$ med.teikyo-u.ac.jp                                     Yasuo Tajima
tc `/ Mcs.Net                                                      Thomas Cuny
teta ] erinet.com                                                 Deborah Marr
tgm } netcom.com                                          Thomas G. McWilliams
trevort -|*| vianet.on.ca                                       Trevor Tymchuk
uthman ,| neosoft.com                                                Ed Uthman
vote-8 ) kholdan.snafu.de                                          Tobias Erle
wakelyn -/ pinn.net                                              N. T. Wakelyn
wiz -]> lart.com                                                    Mike Craig
WmHBlair ~$| dnai.com                                         William H. Blair
xanthian <<` well.com                                          Kent Paul Dolan

Voted No
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gprrspw / mindspring.com                                             G.P. Ryan
janus +# cwo.com                                                   Keith Adams
mantell |$ erols.com                                               Mark Antell
naddy /_ mips.rhein-neckar.de                             Christian Weisgerber
squid <[{ panix.com                                                   Yeoh Yiu
stainles ( bga.com                                                Dwight Brown
yan __ storm.ca                                              Yves Bellefeuille

Abstained
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chris [] kzim.com                                  Christopher Robin Zimmerman
james ^+< sfgiants22.freeserve.co.uk                              James Farrar
mmontcha & OregonVOS.net                                    Matthew Montchalin
peteralf /$] softhome.net                                      Peter Alfredsen
philk /<| telerama.com                                           Philip Knight

-- 
Jim Davis        | "Plaaay NICE!!"
jjd at primenet.com |   -- Bubbles




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