Getting ASLM Started


Here are some of the things the mods had to take care of before we could launch ASLM in summer of 1997. Nothing thrilling, but it is history.

Proposal to alt.config

1997/05/03

The current newsgroup alt.shoe.lesbians is a place where lesbians, bisexual women and friends meet to discuss issues of interest to the lesbian and bisexual women's community. However, we now find our group swamped with sex ads and other forms of spam. We believe a move to a moderated newsgroup will benefit us greatly. After a transitional period, alt.shoe.lesbians.moderated will replace the current newsgroup.

Charter

This newsgroup is for discussions of interest to the lesbian and bisexual women's community. Topics range from advice and support to books and movies.

Newgroup Control Message

1997/06/24

Group submission address: alt-shoe-lesbians-moderated@bareco.com
Moderator contact address: aslm-request@bareco.com

Summary: Discussed in alt.config, substantial interest, appropriate name
Expires:
Keywords: lesbian, bisexual, women

Comments: The group was discussed in alt.config during May and early
June, 1997. There were no objections to the formation of the group.

For your newsgroups file:
alt.shoe.lesbians.moderated discussions by lesbians, bisexual women and friends (moderated)

Justification of Readership:
The current newsgroup alt.shoe.lesbians has been swamped with sex ads and other forms of spam, and is in danger of being abandoned by its readers. The move to a moderated newsgroup will benefit the readers of the current newsgroup greatly. After a transitional period, alt.shoe.lesbians.moderated will replace the current newsgroup.

CHARTER:

This newsgroup is for discussions of interest to the lesbian and bisexual women's community. Topics range from advice and support to books and movies.

Booster message sent July 9, 1997.


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