The newsgroup was approved by Usenet vote in mid-1999 in response to the poor signal-to-noise ratio (personal abuse, extensive off-topic discussions) in the existing unmoderated

The moderated group no longer operates (although at this writing the rasf1m web page still exists). I was the maintainer of the rasf1m Frequently Asked Questions list; the final version (circa May 2012) ia linked below:

September 28 2017