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From: Evgenii Sputnik <email@example.com> Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,misc.phone.mobile.android,comp.mobile.ipad,alt.comp.google Subject: RFD misc.phone.mobile.android newsgroup create Followup-To: news.groups.proposals Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:24:58 EST Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) unmoderated group misc.phone.mobile.android This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the unmoderated newsgroup misc.phone.mobile.android NEWSGROUPS LINE: misc.phone.mobile.android Mobile phones and other devices running Android 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. misc.* have been chosen just to show it's more about consumer Android devices than programming for Android and technical things; but that doesn't mean newsgroup is planned ONLY as a place for end - users, but for everyone using and / or programming for Android devices / smartphones. 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: misc.phone.mobile.android is an unmoderated group for the users of Android OS: users of mobile phones, tablet PC's, microcomputers, 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 Android OS version is suitable for chosen program. Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum, and to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group. Spam is prohibited. Advertising is allowed only if program, device, or anything else is either running Android OS, clearly made for Android OS, or being marketed towards users of devices running Android OS. (Advertisers: follow common sense! Others follow it, too.) PROCEDURE: Please refer to the newsgroup creation policies listed here: http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:creation 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 should be taken to ensure that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well. DISTRIBUTION: This document has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals misc.phone.mobile.iphone comp.mobile.ipad alt.comp.google PROPONENT: Evgenii Sputnik email@example.com CHANGE HISTORY: 2012-12-27 1st RFD.