From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
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Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 15:15:45 -0500

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

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


The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

The full group creation procedure is documented here:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Aftermath of a terrorist event on small-town America


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          10
  Support                     11
  Support, Will Not Read       0
  Opposed                      6

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.)


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

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


Bobby N Neal <>


2007-06-28     1st RFD
2007-07-10     2nd RFD
2007-07-16     3rd RFD/LCC