From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Bobby N Neal <>
Subject: 2nd RFD:
Newsgroups:, news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:03:03 -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:	CBS post-apocalyptic drama


The proponent of this proposal has kept a record of those who have
posted on news.groups.proposals regarding their support or opposition
to the creation of this newsgroup.  As of this writing, the results are
as follows:

  Support, Will Read           3
  Support                      9
  Support, Will Not Read       0
  Opposed                      4

Accordingly, the proposal for the creation of has
received more support than opposition.

A few issues were raised and discussed following the first RFD:

  - Jericho is a fairly new television series, with one full season aired
    and seven new episodes being filmed.

The proponent would like to add that, even though the series is young, the
viewers has already collaborated with CBS in order to give the green light
to film new episodes.  The Jericho fan base is very passionate and will
certainly continue to encourage people to watch the current and new
episodes.  Having another venue can only help for this purpose.

  - There are only a few television shows that have rec.* groups, and
    Jericho discussion would fit into either or

The proponent acknowledges these precedents, but feels that discussion
would best fit into its own group.  Experience with* shows that
groups such as this can (and have) succeed.

  - There is a question as to whether a Jericho newsgroup would have global
    interest, as opposed to US-only.

Since Jericho was played in many countries I do not think finding supporters
outside the USA will be a problem.


The television show "Jericho" was cancelled by CBS in May 2007. After a very
big grassroots effort to get the show back by very dedicated fans CBS finally
decided to greenlight a second season (seven episodes) with the possibility
of more.  The fans have been very passionate about the show; thus the fanbase
is very dedicated.

If created, this newsgroup would allow current and future fans an official
Usenet newsgroup to discuss the television show "Jericho".  CBS has asked
the dedicated fans to spread the word about the show and I believe this
newsgroup would be the perfect place to do that.

CHARTER: is an unmoderated group for the discussion
of the television show "Jericho". Topics include discussion of the
individual episodes, speculation as to what the new season will
entail as well as any other general discussion of "Jericho"
related topics

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:



Bobby N Neal <>


2007-06-28     1st RFD
2007-07-10     2nd RFD