From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: bulk creation of "obvious" groups passes
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 18:41:39 -0500

                   bulk creation of "obvious" groups

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by vote to implement the bulk-creation
experiment.  The vote was 6 in favor, 1 opposed, and two abstentions/no-votes.

Additionally, the Board has voted to adopt the proposed template, with a
vote of 4 in favor, 2 opposed, and three abstentions/no-votes.

Finally, the following groups were selected as the "most obvious" from
the original list, again by vote (from 6 members of the Board):


These groups will be created at a rate of 4 per week for the following
four Mondays.  The names are still up for discussion in


comp.bittorrent	Distributed file sharing over the Bittorrent protocol	LJ blogging service and software	Search, Gmail, Groups, Maps, Picasa, etc	Teenage social networking	Internet video for the masses	Wikis, such as Wikipedia	Apple's iPhone	Cellular telephones	The Office, both US and UK Version	Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor	World of Warcraft	Microsoft XBox360 console	Nintendo Wii gaming console	Sony PS3 comsole	Apple's iPod media players	Portable media players


(The following is a template charter, which will be set for all groups.)

This newsgroup was created as part of a trial "bulk creation" newsgroup
creation process, in which "obvious" newsgroups are created without specific
proponents or charters.  Users of this group are urged to formulate a more
specific charter and/or newsgroup description for this group, and to propose
them in news.groups.proposals.

If this group is not used within the next 18 months, it will be removed.
For more information, please refer to the FAQs posted in

Advertising, spam, and excessive crossposting are prohibited.  Messages must
be plain text only (no HTML, pictures or other binaries) with the exception
of X-Face headers or PGP-type signatures.  Posts should be on-topic for the
name of the group, subject to future interpretation by the overall group


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

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


Tim Skirvin <>


2007-09-14     1st RFD
2007-09-24     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-09-28     3rd RFD/LCC
2007-10-03     Results