Nan:2011-08-11-result-rec.arts.tv.xfactor

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From: board@big-8.org (Big 8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: rec.arts.tv.x-factor will be created
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:53:36 EDT
Message-ID: <j21pu3$4bv$1@news.albasani.net>

                                   RESULT
                    unmoderated group rec.arts.tv.x-factor

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2011-08-06 initiated a five-day
period for final comments. Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by consensus to create unmoderated
newsgroup rec.arts.tv.x-factor.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

rec.arts.tv.x-factor	Simon Cowell's singing competition talent show.

RATIONALE:

Discussion of the X-Factor TV show has been growing on Usenet.  With
the planned September debut of the show in the US, fans are requesting
a newsgroup dedicated to the show.

The "X-Factor" is the world's most popular and highest rated
reality/talent TV show.  Over two dozen countries have their own
individual versions.  The U.S. version that debuts in late September
2011 is expected by most television experts to be the highest rated
show of the new television season, as it is in almost every other
country where it is shown.  The "X-Factor" was conceived by, and
stars, Simon Cowell.  He is famous for being a judge on programs such
as: "Britain's Got Talent," "American Idol," "America's Got Talent,"
and other shows.  It is best described as a combination of "American
Idol," "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" but for singers only.
Each of its four judges also act as a specific member to their
individual teams that are made up of specific demographics. One judge
has men up to a certain age, one has women up to a certain age, one
has groups and the other has everyone over a specific age.  There is
no age limit for participants, unlike other shows and the prize for
winning is a recording contract and $5,000,000.00.  Further
information about the worldwide "X-Factor," franchise, brand and how
it "works" may be found at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X_Factor_%28TV_series%29 .

The following people have expressed support for the group in posts to
news.groups.proposals.

Cheri, <news:j1033j026t2@news6.newsguy.com>
JRStern, <news:4n5737d2ptbrmp96tuhojek5qocaqe9v1s@4ax.com>
Starcade, <news:215d388e-f4ee-49be-a868-3bd82d16cd47@v11g2000prn.googlegroups.com>
Palisade, <news:j11ugt$ktd$1@dont-email.me>
Adam Chahine, <news:043a0d1f-f2bd-4038-8dc0-f080f4040857@d8g2000prf.googlegroups.com>
The_LA_Flash, <news:aec9eb7a-33e6-4e25-91fd-aaec6a67e5f6@v11g2000prn.googlegroups.com>

CHARTER:

This newsgroup is for discussion of the television show "X-Factor." 

It is not restricted to the discussion of any nation's specific
X-Factor, in the anticipation that this will spur additional interest
and communication worldwide about a show that has re-defined reality
television. Most likely however, discussions will focus on the
versions from: the United States, Great Britain and Australia.  The
U.S version will also be shown in many countries concurrent with its
showing in the U.S.

Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum,
and to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group.  The usual
suspects are prohibited (spam, binaries, direct advertising, etc.)

DISTRIBUTION:

new.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
rec.arts.tv

PROPONENT:

Bob Rudd <bobrudd@verizon.net>

CHANGE HISTORY:

2011-07-29	1st RFD
2011-08-06	LCC
2011-08-12	Result
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