26 Feb 1998: uk.org.rics

From: SJFBeckwith <sjfb@steves.org.uk>
Date: 26 Feb 1998 21:25:09 -0000
Subject: RESULT: Creation of uk.org.rics FAILS 17:6
Newsgroups: uk.net.news.config,uk.net.news.announce



Summary: Creation of uk.org.rics FAILS 17:6

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Voting closed at 23:59:59 GMT, 21st February 1998.

Proponent: richard@celand.demon.co.uk (Richard Celand)
Votetaker: sjfb@steves.org.uk (SJFBeckwith)

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uk.net.news.announce, uk.net.news.config

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Although Yes beat No by a majority of 11, this fell short of the +12
rule within the Voting Procedures.  (`The Result' paragraph 3)

The results follow below, with the Rationale and Charter beneath them
for informational purposes.

Voted YES to uk.org.rics - Total: 17
Peter Riley                            prieley:taylor-riley.demon.co.uk
Claire Frances Celand                  claire:celand.demon.co.uk
Michael Edmond Hadley                  hadley:btinternet.com
Steve Calver                           steve:stevecal.demon.co.uk
Michael Peagram                        bwell:mail.enterprise.net
Richard Birchall FRICS                 surveyor:surveyors.co.uk
Robert Jordan FRICS                    wilmslow:robertjordan.co.uk
Robert Bathurst                        D_K_Group:compuserve.com
Phil Wade                              philwade:enterprise.net
Christopher J callan  RICS No. 88160   email:whelan.co.uk
Peter England                          pec:pro-net.co.uk
Peter Parry                            peter:wppltd.demon.co.uk
David A Bowden BSc ARICS ACIArb        david.bowden:btinternet.com
Philip Hunt                            philh:vision25.demon.co.uk
Chris Isbell                           chris:isbell.demon.co.uk
Richard Celand                         richard:celand.demon.co.uk
Mark Johnson                           mark:marland.demon.co.uk

Voted NO to uk.org.rics - Total: 6
David Mayall                           david.mayall:ukonline.co.uk
Tobias Erle                            Tobias.Erle:gmx.de
JWilson                                jwilson:sol.co.uk
Ian Peattie                            ian:johnrich.demon.co.uk
Thomas Lee                             tfl:psp.co.uk
Simon Gray                             simon:star-one.org.uk

Voted ABSTAIN to uk.org.rics - Total: 4
Robert Irvine                          robbie:arakeen.demon.co.uk
James Lawson                           chasm:cc14.org
Claire Speed                           c.speed:mcc.ac.uk
Paul Bolchover                         pb10003:cus.cam.ac.uk

Invalid Votes - Total: 2
Tony de Jasay <tonydej:pi.u-net.com> - not on ballot form
MARK SMITH <Drivers1:compuserve.com> - not on ballot form

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, was founded in 1868. It is
the world's largest professional society of surveyors with over 70,000
members and a further 20,000 in training. Chartered surveyors are a
source of professional advice on land, property and construction
throughout the world.  In serving its members the RICS focuses on their
six main markets: commercial property; construction; infrastructure;
minerals; residential property; rural property. 

The proponent feels that it would be a useful addition to the uk
hierarchy to have an RICS specific newsgroup where members can discuss
their common interests.

Confirmation that the RICS has no objection to the creation of this
group can be obtained through Belinda Heywood, bheywood@rics.org.uk

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(Not Moderated)

uk.org.rics is a forum for discussion of any items of interest to
members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), without
barring non members from reading and posting.  It should be noted that
discussions will not necessarily reflect the views or position of the
RICS itself unless specifically stated as such.  The newsgroup is
entirely informal.  While no subject is explicitly out of bounds, it is
intended that most topics will relate to RICS activities. 

Newsgroup Line:
uk.org.rics        Forum for items of interest to members of the RICS

Only advertising of particular interest to RICS members, e.g. special
discounts for members of the RICS, is permitted.

Binaries are not permitted.  Directions to other sources of binaries
(e.g. web pages or ftp sites) are allowed.

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Votetakers Notes:
#1 Strangely, everyone managed to fill their names and email addresses
in okay with this vote (even though there were only 27 valid votes).
For the first time ever, I got two votes where the voter did not use the
form as is specified within the CFV.  It does not bode well if someone
as educated as a Surveyor cannot follow instructions!

#2 Either there are not a lot of Surveyors on the internet yet or they
are just apathetic.  This tied equal to uk.comp.training for having the
lowest turn out with only 23 votes!

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