RFD: soc.senior.marketplace 
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 RFD: soc.senior.marketplace

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
               unmoderated group soc.senior.marketplace

Newsgroup lines:
soc.senior.marketplace  Ads for senior related goods and services.

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a
world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup soc.senior.marketplace.
This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

RATIONALE: soc.senior.marketplace

The other groups in the soc.senior hierarchy have a prohibition against
advertisments, as most subscribers do not want to have unwanted ads
swamping their favorite newsgroup. However, many seniors need to be
aware of various alternatives for, and gain information about,
activities necessary for fitness, planning and facilities for health
care, investing and planning for retirement, investigating potential
retirement locations, and other matters or announcements that might
be presented by commercial interests, and private or public agencies.
These seniors want the opportunity to see adverti{*filter*}ts and to have
these ads available to other seniors as well, so that any volunteer
advisers can evaluate and assist.

Soc.senior.marketplace will also provide a place for seniors to trade
with each other.

CHARTER: soc.senior.marketplace

Soc.senior.marketplace is intended to discourage the posting of
commercial ads in the discussion groups, but may also be used by
seniors who want to trade with each other, and by public or private
agencies to post announcements of their programs and to let seniors
know if they have a site on the World Wide Web.

Adverti{*filter*}ts posted here must be relevant to seniors rather than
to the general public. Informational postings regarding products and
services related to senior health, fitness, and health care planning
are welcome. Other topics of interest may include housing alternatives
for seniors, financial planning and insurance, guidance counseling,
and legal services specifically designed to meet the needs of seniors.

Announcements of quack remedies are not welcome here. Neither are
articles promoting get-rich-quick schemes, pyramids, or work-at-home

This group has been designed as unmoderated; however, in addition to
the limitations cited above, the following rules should be followed by
anyone desiring to post to soc.senior.marketplace.

1. Do not post substantially identical ads more often than once
     every seven (7) days.
2. All posts substantially identical in content issuing from the same
     poster must have identical Subject: lines.
3. Do not make false claims regarding products, services, or medical
     procedures, or regarding the costs involved.
4. Do not post anonymously or use fictitious email addresses.

Disclaimer: Proponents have no way to verify the truth or accuracy of
any posting made to soc.senior.marketplace, and therefore disavow
any responsibility for the content of any adverti{*filter*}t therein. Sole
responsibility shall be with the poster, who by the act of posting,
agrees to bear the cost of any litigation brought about by the content
of poster's adverti{*filter*}t. Readers who respond to adverti{*filter*}ts
do so at their own risk. The author(s) of an ad and those who respond
(by email or otherwise) are solely responsible for the consequences
of any transactions which occur.

Posting to soc.senior.marketplace or responding to an ad constitutes
acceptance of the above terms.



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.


This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:


After the RFD has been officially posted, it will be reposted to the
following newsgroups:

rec.running, rec.travel.marketplace,rec.travel.misc,rec.travel.usa-canada,

Sat, 28 Oct 2000 03:00:00 GMT
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3. 2nd CFV: soc.senior.marketplace

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5. RESULT: soc.senior.marketplace fails 48:19

6. 2nd CFV: soc.senior.marketplace

7. REPOST: RESULT: soc.senior.marketplace fails 48:19

8. RESULT: soc.senior.marketplace fails 48:19

9. REPOST: RESULT: soc.senior.marketplace fails 48:19

10. RESULT: soc.senior.marketplace fails 48:19

11. 2nd CFV: soc.senior.marketplace

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