newsgroup for cacti?
cereoid at prodigy.net
Fri Nov 2 21:17:53 EST 2001
Are you trying to imply that the Cacti_etc forum isn't good enough?
That existing unmoderated forum is already open to everyone and has existed
Are you a member of the Cacti_etc forum, Bruno?
BTW, there are several other significant Cactus & succulent Yahoo groups
forgot to list below.
Bruno Plamondon <brunoplamondon at home.com> wrote in message
news:1004587417.82061 at isc.org...
> REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
> unmoderated group rec.gardens.cacti
> This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
> world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup rec.gardens.cacti. This is
> not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time. Procedural
> details are below.
> Newsgroup line:
> rec.gardens.cacti All about Cacti and Succulents plants.
> RATIONALE: rec.gardens.cacti
> There is a need for a news group where people all over the world can
> exchange information about Cacti and Succulents. Over 2500 species of
> Cacti and 7500 species of Succulents originate mostly from the
> Americas and Africa but are now cultivated in almost every countries.
> The rec.gardens.cacti group is currently active but not distributed
> world-wide in USENET because its original creation process failed
> back in 1998. We feel that its new creation will help reach a
> greater audience of Cacti and Succulents enthusiasts around the
> world and allow knowledge sharing among botanists, collectors,
> nurseries and scientists.
> A search on Google groups from 07-29-01 to 10-28-01 produced 1844
> results(excluding rec.gardens.cacti) for an average of 20.3 postings
> per day related to Cacti:
> rec.gardens.cacti 343
> rec.gardens 856
> rec.drugs.psychedelic 250
> uk.rec.gardening 711
> aus.gardens 27
> A search on Google groups from 07-29-01 to 10-28-01 produced 1164
> results(excluding rec.gardens.cacti) for an average of 12.8 postings
> per day related to Succulents:
> rec.gardens.cacti 67
> rec.gardens 699
> rec.arts.books.marketplace 42
> bionet.plants.* 129
> sci.bio.botany 59
> rec.arts.bonsai 72
> uk.rec.gardening 163
> There are about 50 Yahoo groups related to Cacti and Succulents.
> Cacti and Succulents are also very popular among French and Spanish
> END RATIONALE.
> CHARTER: rec.gardens.cacti
> rec.gardens.cacti is intended to be an unmoderated forum for cacti &
> succulents enthusiasts to exchange information concerning
> cultivation, propagation, events and trade concerning cacti and
> All topics for discussion relevant to Cacti and Succulents are
> appropriate and would include, (but not limited to):
> - Plant identification
> - How cacti & succulents have evolved
> - Climatic conditions that make cacti & succulents thrive
> - Cultivation
> - International trade
> - Diseases and parasites
> - Books
> The primary languages of rec.gardens.cacti will be are English,
> French and Spanish. Posting in other languages will be allowed, and
> we encourage translations into one or all of the primary languages
> for the benefit of the users of USENET.
> The rec.gardens.cacti charter will be translated in the primary
> languages and posted monthly in rec.gardens.cacti.
> The rec.gardens.cacti FAQ will be translated in the primary
> languages and posted monthly in rec.gardens.cacti and news.answers.
> This group will be unmoderated. Flame wars and bad language are
> strongly discouraged. No posting in HTML, with binaries,
> attachments, spam or commercial ads will be accepted. Pictures will
> have to be sent to alt.binaries.pictures.gardens for plant
> END CHARTER.
> This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes. In this
> phase of the process, any potential problems with the proposed
> newsgroups should be raised and resolved. The discussion period will
> continue for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD
> for this proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which
> a Call For Votes (CFV) will be posted by a neutral vote taker.
> Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.
> All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.
> This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
> guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and
> "How to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal". Please refer to
> these documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have
> any questions about the process.
> END PROCEDURE.
> DISTRIBUTION: rec.gardens.cacti
> This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:
> Pointers will be posted to these newsgroups:
> Pointers will also be posted to these Yahoo groups:
> <ADENIUM at yahoogroups.com>
> <Cacti_and_Succulents at yahoogroups.com>
> <other_succulents at yahoogroups.com>
> <Aloe at yahoogroups.com>
> <South_American_Cacti at yahoogroups.com>
> <epi at yahoogroups.com>
> Proponent: Bruno Plamondon <brunoplamondon at home.com>
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