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Start of FAQ 2.1
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> Subject: FAQ 2.1 for RFD2: soc.genealogy.* groups
> Newsgroups: news.groups
> Followup-To: news.groups

> This is a companion post to:
> Subject: RFD2: soc.genealogy.* groups

Many questions occurred to the proponents during their discussions
of the RFD or have been posed by others who have participated in the
discussions up to this point.  It seems useful to present them here
to accompany the revised RFD.  These questions are answered in four
FAQs (2.2-2.5) which are being posted to news.groups

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INDEX of questions in FAQ 2.2 - 2.5
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FAQ 2.2 ==== Q & A ON THE OVERALL PROPOSAL ====

Q  Why was the RFD sent to certain groups and mailing lists...?
Q  What has changed between the first RFD and the revised RFD?
Q  What is the background behind the soc.genealogy.* proposal?
Q  Why change the name of the group from soc.roots?
Q  Why are the new groups under soc.genealogy.* and not elsewhere?
Q  Can we just rename soc.roots to soc.genealogy (without the .misc) ?
Q  If the entire soc.genealogy.* proposal passes, what will happen to ...
Q   ... soc.roots
Q   ... alt.genealogy
Q   ... gateways to new mailing lists
Q   ... gateways to existing mailing lists
Q   ... connections to other networks (e.g.: Fido, BBS nets)
Q  What happens if only some of the proposed groups pass?

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FAQ 2.3 ==== Q & A on SOC.GENEALOGY.* GROUPS ====

Q  How did you select the new groups you proposed?
Q  How were the names of the ethno-newsgroups chosen?
Q  Why have soc.genealogy.jewish?
Q  Why have soc.genealogy.french?
Q  What are the guidelines for the renaming of fr.rec.genealogie?
Q  Why have soc.genealogy.german?
Q  Why have a surname queries group?
Q  Why have a methods group?
Q  Why have a computing group?
Q  If all the other groups pass, what will be left for s.g.misc?
Q  I would like to see another new soc.genealogy. group.

FAQ 2.3 ==== Q & A ON MODERATING GROUPS ====

Q  What does "moderated" mean in the Usenet context?
Q  Why and how will soc.genealogy.surnames be moderated?
Q  Why and how will soc.genealogy.methods be moderated?
Q  Why and how will soc.genealogy.jewish be moderated?

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FAQ 2.4 ==== Q & A ON MAILING LISTS AND ARCHIVES ====

Q  Where can I get the "Guidelines" you mention?
Q  This is Usenet, why have mailing lists?
Q  What's the big deal about archives?

FAQ 2.4 ==== Q & A ON RELATED NETWORKS AND OTHER GROUPS ====

Q  You mention some other networks in the RFD and FAQ - tell me more.
Q  What genealogy-related mailing lists currently exist?
Q  How can I subscribe to one of the existing mailing lists?
Q  My site/provider does not get news.groups - what can I do?
Q  What vote will be required for groups to be passed?
Q  What will the ballot look like?

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FAQ 2.5 ==== Q & A ON THE COMMITTEE WHICH WROTE THE RFD ====


FAQ 2.5  ====  Q & A ON THE COMMITTEE WHICH WROTE THE RFD  ====
Q  Describe yourselves.
Q  How did you go about bringing this to a vote?

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End of FAQ 2.1

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