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From: Tim Skirvin <>
Subject: RFD:
Newsgroups:, news.announce.newgroups,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:49:09 -0500

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
          unmoderated group

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated Usenet newsgroup,

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Stephen Colbert tells it like it is!


With Stephen Colbert's recent announcement that he will run for President of
the United States, and his just-published book "I Am America (And So Can
You!)", the attention that he is receiving from the media has never been
greater.  Currently, discussion of the Colbert Report is constrained to
an alt.* group dedicated to the show's sister program, the Daily Show; but
a more specific, Big-8 newsgroup promises to encourage further discussion
to a wider audience.

CHARTER: is an unmoderated group for the discussion
of the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report", and other topics
regarding Stephen Colbert.

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.)


For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:

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-To' header of this RFD has been set to this group.

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
(e.g., Barney Fife, <>).
Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good
evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

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


Tim Skirvin <>


2007-10-17     1st RFD