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From: Evgenii Sputnik <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,comp.mobile.ipad,alt.comp.google Subject: 2nd RFD: comp.mobile.android (create) Followup-To: news.groups.proposals Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:44:01 EST Message-ID: <email@example.com> SECOND REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) unmoderated group comp.mobile.android This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the unmoderated newsgroup comp.mobile.android. NEWSGROUPS LINE: comp.mobile.android Discussing Android devices / OS. RATIONALE: This newsgroup is meant to form a new group for the discussion and mutual support of the Android OS devices. Mainly discussion is planned to be about Android OS - based mobile phones, but also tablets and everything else Android - based. Newsgroup is not planned only as a place for end - users, but for everyone using / programming for: Android smartphones / devices / mobile computers. Currently, discussion of Android is mainly nonexistent on Usenet. But popular in Google Groups - many groups could be found about Android, both OS and devices. Also quite popular on the web - many forums exist. Also discussion in comp.mobile.ipad shown that there are persons waiting for Android newsgroup to be created, better as Big-8 group. (One person claimed that he "doesn't touches alt.*".) CHARTER: comp.mobile.android is an unmoderated group for the users of Android OS: users of mobile phones, tablet PC's, netbooks, etc, including, but not limited to, software problems, hardware problems, discussing ideas of what program is suitable for chosen purposes, and what hardware is suitable for using specific software written for Android OS and which OS version (firmware modification) is suitable for chosen program / task / device. Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum, and to ignore any articles intended to disrupt the newsgroup. Spam is PROHIBITED. Advertising is NOT allowed. Newsgroup is text only. (That means: no binaries.) PROCEDURE: For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see: http:''www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:creation Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup. This is both a courtesy to groups in which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as well as the best method of making sure that one's comments or criticisms are heard. All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.proposals. If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well. We urge those who would like to read or post in the proposed newsgroup to make a comment to that effect in this thread; we ask proponents to keep a list of such positive posts with the relevant message ID: Barney Fife, <firstname.lastname@example.org>) Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created. DISTRIBUTION: This document has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals comp.mobile.ipad alt.comp.google PROPONENT: Evgenii Sputnik email@example.com CHANGE HISTORY: 2012-12-31 2nd RFD. Name changed to comp.mobile.android. Charta changed - advertising is NOT allowed in comp.mobile.android now. 2012-12-27 1st RFD.