Actually more of a survey than a vote, this post to news.announce.newgroups is an important part of the newsgroup creation process. It asks interested readers of USENET to email a decision on a proposed newsgroup: YES, NO, or ABSTAIN. Readers are asked to vote YES only if they plan to use the group, NO only if the group proposal has some serious flaw in it, or ABSTAIN (or not vote) otherwise.

A group vote requires a supermajority of 2/3 of the aggregate vote and at least 100 YES votes to pass.

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