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Re: Fwd: This is important - Not A Joke

Poster: "Cheryl L. Martin" <zofran@deepthot.cary.nc.us>

Yeah, it is a joke.  Well, not entirely a joke.  The vote for
rec.music.white-power was over with several months ago. It was
defeated rather resoundingly, iirc.  Anyway, if you voted this way, it
would not be counted.  This is an illegal way to acquire votes in the
newsgroup creation process.  Please go and read news.announce.newusers for
more information about how Usenet works and how newsgroups are created.
You can also try to read news.groups to see the process in action.  Be
warned, though, you'll have to wade through a lot of BS.  Someone has
decided to resurrect this rmw-p thing for some twisted reason.  Anytime
you receive mail about a new group, please go to the above mentioned
newsgroups and find out if the message is legit.  Everyone does indeed
have a vote, but you must follow proper procedure.   FYI, there are big
changes on the horizon for this, so please keep yourselves informed.

Cheryl('cause Ayo doesn't know anything about Usenet)
%Cheryl L Martin,  moderator  rec.arts.sf..tv.babylon5.moderated %
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On Mon, 9 Dec 1996 Rcardiff@aol.com wrote:

> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 22:00:59 -0500
> From: Rcardiff@aol.com
> To: afn29467@afn.org, JoLori@aol.com, mms6824@tntech.edu,
>     clrose@ravenwood.com, weil@bbs.kis.net, rlallen@nas.edu,
>     KrazyELVIS@aol.com, rabah@ix.netcom.com, sahba@gmpvt.com,
>     atlantia@atlantia.sca.org, afcarey@norfolk.infi.net,
>     robertsegal@juno.com, kspears@fdic.gov, 71554.716@CompuServe.COM,
>     kittyr@pinn.net, blhunter@mhc.mtholyoke.edu, swann@Intercon.Com,
>     jgrantz@sportsline.com, dc.temp@novell.com
> Subject: Fwd: This is important - Not A Joke
> Poster: Rcardiff@aol.com
> Thought I'd pass this on FYI:
> ---------------------
> Forwarded message:
> Subj:    Fwd: This is important - Not A Joke
> Date:    96-12-09 15:21:11 EST
> From:    Becc BJM
> To:      rgsellar@digital.net
> To:      BandBozo@prodigy.com
> To:      Daniel@greyhawkes.com
> To:      Dragon@hubris.surf.tach.net
> To:      LLoyd McD,llatta@dental.ufl.edu
> To:      mikemize@digital.net,Rcardiff
> To:      PAULISSENS,sanbox@delphi.com
> To:      stephen@greyhawkes.com
> ---------------------
> Forwarded message:
> From:	mitchelj@badgerpass.ksc.nasa.gov
> To:	beccbjm@aol.com (b)
> Date: 96-12-07 00:23:13 EST
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> FORWARDED FROM: Mitchell, Jeff
> Microsoft Mail v3.0 IPM.Microsoft Mail.Note
> From: Kleba, Louise
> To: 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Also from Ed (Mr. Morden) Wasser...
>  ----------
> From: E
> To: kleba, louise; Suzanne; byron; 100551.1656; AdamLieb; OKPARADISE; JRC30; 
> Vandyink; Vanderwild; Tabmurp; jcaron; will; HSWRoss; ShKane; Mystic66; 
> Fourstroke; ESFELD; James; detoxinators; SweeDDD; kknight; 100412.3457; 
> Subject: Fwd: This is important - Not A Joke
> Date: Tuesday, December 03, 1996 1:57PM
> Hi Guys,
> Please forward this letter to your entire mailing list.  We have a choice 
> and
> we can make a difference, lets keep hate out of the equation!
>  ---------------------
> Forwarded message:
> From: shkane@mcs.net (Scott Kane)
> Date: 96-11-27 14:43:09 EST
>   A group of NEO-NAZIS are trying to form a newsgroup on Usenet called
>   "rec.music.white-power", so that they can get their message of hate out
>   to young people using the Internet.
>   Newsgroups are public discussions on the Internet and their formation
>   requires enough support from the Internet community.
>   EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US HAS ONE VOTE when it comes to creating a new
> Usenet group.  I hope you will vote NO and thereby tell these NAZIS we don't
> want their stuff on the net. Below is the procedure, please repost this plea
> and get the NO vote out.  If you want to see the official call for votes, 
> you
> can try on "news.group".
>        DO NOT VOTE TWICE - that would constitute voting fraud.
>        HOW TO VOTE:
>        Send e-mail (message postings to newsgroups are invalid) to:
>          music-vote@sub-rosa.com
>       This is an impartial, third party vote taker.
>        Please check the address before you mail your vote. Your mail
>        message,  to be accepted by the counting computer,  must
>        contain only the following statement with no signature:
>           I vote NO on rec.music.white-power
>        Vote counting is automated.  Failure to follow these directions
>   may mean that your vote does not get counted.  If you do not receive
>   an acknowledgment of your vote within three days contact the votetaker
>   about the problem.  It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is
>   registered correctly.
>        Here's what Canada's George Burdi, of the neo-Nazi Heritage
>   Front, had to say about this vote, on February 21, on his RESISTANCE
>   mailing list:
>      "There is a call for votes coming on rec.music.white-power
>      in the next week or so, and you will be notified in a special
>      issue of RREN exactly what to do.  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
>     TO THE LETTER.  Let me be perfectly blunt and state that we have
>     more than enough net-nazis to win this thing handsdown. But every
>     one of you must vote YES!  And just voting yes means nothing unless
>    you do it properly.  So you have   been forewarned. The instructions
>   are coming to your email  box soon, and they are not complicated.
>   Just follow them as told, and we will have a WP music newsgroup
>   finally!"
>   If Mr. Burdi's confidence disturbs you, please give this letter the
>   widest possible distribution, and help us deliver the largest NO vote
>   in the history of the UseNet.
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