Nan:2007-10-03-obvious-bulk-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: bulk creation of "obvious" groups passes
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 18:41:39 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                   bulk creation of "obvious" groups

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by vote to implement the bulk-creation
experiment.  The vote was 6 in favor, 1 opposed, and two abstentions/no-votes.

Additionally, the Board has voted to adopt the proposed template, with a
vote of 4 in favor, 2 opposed, and three abstentions/no-votes.

Finally, the following groups were selected as the "most obvious" from
the original list, again by vote (from 6 members of the Board):

        comp.bittorrent
        comp.internet.services.blog.livejournal
        comp.internet.services.google
        comp.internet.services.social.myspace
        comp.internet.services.video.youtube
        comp.internet.services.wiki
        comp.phone.mobile
        comp.phone.mobile.iphone
        rec.arts.tv.comedy.the-office
        rec.arts.tv.news.oreilly-factor
        rec.games.online.mmorpg.world-of-warcraft
        rec.games.video.microsoft.xbox360
        rec.games.video.nintendo.wii
        rec.games.video.sony.playstation3
        rec.media.players.portable
        rec.media.players.portable.ipod

These groups will be created at a rate of 4 per week for the following
four Mondays.  The names are still up for discussion in
news.groups.proposals.

NEWSGROUPS: 

comp.bittorrent	Distributed file sharing over the Bittorrent protocol
comp.internet.services.blog.livejournal	LJ blogging service and software
comp.internet.services.google	Search, Gmail, Groups, Maps, Picasa, etc
comp.internet.services.social.myspace	Teenage social networking
comp.internet.services.video.youtube	Internet video for the masses
comp.internet.services.wiki	Wikis, such as Wikipedia
comp.phone.mobile.iphone	Apple's iPhone
comp.phone.mobile	Cellular telephones
rec.arts.tv.comedy.the-office	The Office, both US and UK Version
rec.arts.tv.news.oreilly-factor	Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor
rec.games.online.mmorpg.world-of-warcraft	World of Warcraft
rec.games.video.microsoft.xbox360	Microsoft XBox360 console
rec.games.video.nintendo.wii	Nintendo Wii gaming console
rec.games.video.sony.playstation3	Sony PS3 comsole
rec.media.players.portable.ipod	Apple's iPod media players
rec.media.players.portable	Portable media players



CHARTER:

(The following is a template charter, which will be set for all groups.)

This newsgroup was created as part of a trial "bulk creation" newsgroup
creation process, in which "obvious" newsgroups are created without specific
proponents or charters.  Users of this group are urged to formulate a more
specific charter and/or newsgroup description for this group, and to propose
them in news.groups.proposals.

If this group is not used within the next 18 months, it will be removed.
For more information, please refer to the FAQs posted in
news.announce.newgroups.

Advertising, spam, and excessive crossposting are prohibited.  Messages must
be plain text only (no HTML, pictures or other binaries) with the exception
of X-Face headers or PGP-type signatures.  Posts should be on-topic for the
name of the group, subject to future interpretation by the overall group
culture.





DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)


PROPONENT:

Tim Skirvin <skirv@big-8.org>



CHANGE HISTORY:

2007-09-14     1st RFD
2007-09-24     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-09-28     3rd RFD/LCC
2007-10-03     Results
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