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RFD: Periodic FAQ & Charter post

The following is a Request for Discussion, following up on some recent
posts about distributing a periodic news group 'Charter and FAQ' post.
While not formally following RFC/RFD rules, the intent is to use the
rules as a guide for the discussion and make a more formal Request for
Comment and a follow-up formal vote, possibly before year-end.

Proposal:

That the following be posted weekly for this news group:
Start of proposed content >>

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Subject: News group Charter and brief FAQ

Charter: (Based on formal RFC vote in December 1996)

Comp.databases.oracle has been renamed comp.databases.oracle.misc.
Please do not post to this newsgroup anymore.

For more information, refer to http://www.orafaq.com/usenet/charter5.htm
--------
Netiquette & News group FAQ:

1) Alternate sources

Readers are encouraged to do their own research and to use alternate
related resources before posting a question. Common sources:

From Oracle -

General product information at OTN: http://otn.oracle.com
Code examples: OTN >> Code Samples
Installation examples: Code Samples >> Oracle By Example
All Documentation: http://docs.oracle.com
Error messages lookup: Documentation

Other -

General Oracle FAQ: http://orafaq.com

2) Posting Guidelines

When posting a question, indicate the following information:

* Oracle product name, feature (if appropriate) and version
* Operating system & version
* If code related, post the actual code
* If message related, post the actual message

3) Cross posting

Please do not cross-post to any other comp.database.oracle news group.
If the topic can not be determined from the charter of each group, post
to comp.oracle.database.misc only.

4) SPAM and Commercial Messages

The posting of commercial message, messages intended to promote the sale
of a product or service are expressly forbidden in this group. Please
restrict commercial messages to comp.database.oracle.marketplace

5) Netiquette

Users are encouraged to follow Netiquette guidelines as described in
Virginia Shea's online book 'Netiquette', online version available at
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book/index.html

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<< end of proposed content <<

Discussion to be closed on December 24, 2003, followed by a formal call
for Votes.

Discussion topics to include:

- volunteer individual or organization responsible for maintaining and
delivering this posting
- actual content of the post
- format of the post
- frequency of the post
- and, of course, typos

This RFD initiated by Hans Forbrich

(Comparable RFDs for comp.database.oracle, comp.database.oracle.tools
and comp.database.oracle.marketplace to be released within the next 2
days.)

export reply-to = `echo $from | sed -e 's/badaddress/telus/'`
Jul 19 '05 #1
2 2122
Hans Forbrich <fo******@badaddress.net> wrote in message news:<3F**************@badaddress.net>...
The following is a Request for Discussion, following up on some recent
posts about distributing a periodic news group 'Charter and FAQ' post.
While not formally following RFC/RFD rules, the intent is to use the
rules as a guide for the discussion and make a more formal Request for
Comment and a follow-up formal vote, possibly before year-end.

Proposal:

That the following be posted weekly for this news group:
Start of proposed content >>

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: News group Charter and brief FAQ

Charter: (Based on formal RFC vote in December 1996)

Comp.databases.oracle has been renamed comp.databases.oracle.misc.
Please do not post to this newsgroup anymore.

For more information, refer to http://www.orafaq.com/usenet/charter5.htm
--------
Netiquette & News group FAQ:

1) Alternate sources

Readers are encouraged to do their own research and to use alternate
related resources before posting a question. Common sources:

From Oracle -

General product information at OTN: http://otn.oracle.com
Code examples: OTN >> Code Samples
Installation examples: Code Samples >> Oracle By Example
All Documentation: http://docs.oracle.com
Error messages lookup: Documentation

Other -

General Oracle FAQ: http://orafaq.com

2) Posting Guidelines

When posting a question, indicate the following information:

* Oracle product name, feature (if appropriate) and version
* Operating system & version
* If code related, post the actual code
* If message related, post the actual message

3) Cross posting

Please do not cross-post to any other comp.database.oracle news group.
If the topic can not be determined from the charter of each group, post
to comp.oracle.database.misc only.

4) SPAM and Commercial Messages

The posting of commercial message, messages intended to promote the sale
of a product or service are expressly forbidden in this group. Please
restrict commercial messages to comp.database.oracle.marketplace

5) Netiquette

Users are encouraged to follow Netiquette guidelines as described in
Virginia Shea's online book 'Netiquette', online version available at
http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book/index.html

---------------------------------------------------------------------
<< end of proposed content <<

Discussion to be closed on December 24, 2003, followed by a formal call
for Votes.

Discussion topics to include:

- volunteer individual or organization responsible for maintaining and
delivering this posting
- actual content of the post
- format of the post
- frequency of the post
- and, of course, typos

This RFD initiated by Hans Forbrich

(Comparable RFDs for comp.database.oracle, comp.database.oracle.tools
and comp.database.oracle.marketplace to be released within the next 2
days.)

export reply-to = `echo $from | sed -e 's/badaddress/telus/'`

Hans,

The .server, .misc, and .tools, and .marketplace have been the result
of a discussion to split comp.databases.oracle
'Officially' comp.databases.oracle doesn't exist anymore, and many
providers (eg my own) do not distribute it anymore.
One would do better to discourage posting to comp.databases.oracle,
making it finally extinct.

Regards

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Jul 19 '05 #2
sy******@yahoo.com wrote:

Hans Forbrich <fo******@badaddress.net> wrote in message news:<3F**************@badaddress.net>...
> Start of proposed content >>

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: News group Charter and brief FAQ

Charter: (Based on formal RFC vote in December 1996)

Comp.databases.oracle has been renamed comp.databases.oracle.misc.
Please do not post to this newsgroup anymore.

For more information, refer to http://www.orafaq.com/usenet/charter5.htm
--------



The .server, .misc, and .tools, and .marketplace have been the result
of a discussion to split comp.databases.oracle
'Officially' comp.databases.oracle doesn't exist anymore, and many
providers (eg my own) do not distribute it anymore.
One would do better to discourage posting to comp.databases.oracle,
making it finally extinct.

I concur. However, some ISPs (including mine) DO carry it and it seems
to be growing lately.

Please note the 'Charter' section in detail!
Jul 19 '05 #3

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