Answer: Anybody that wants to. The straw poll is really nothing more than
a 'popularity contest'. It is simply an attempt to judge _if_ there
is enough 'popular support' for the idea to justify the effort and the
expenditure of resources on the part of those who run news-servers.
If you think the group would serve a useful purpose, you're encouraged to
If you feel the proposal is 'flawed' -- subject matter restrictions, location
in the hierarchy issues, disapprove of the proposed moderators, questionable
moderator credentials, lack of procedure for removing/replacing an
objectionable moderator, lack of provision for replacing an _inactive_
moderator, etc., etc. then by all means, vote 'no'.
If you don't see any 'fatal flaws' in the proposal, but _do_ regard the
proposed new newsgroup as simply a 'waste of space', cast an 'abstain' vote.
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