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Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 20:56:03 EDT
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                         REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                    unmoderated group
                           LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS

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

NEWSGROUPS LINE:    Simon Cowell's singing competition reality show.


Discussion of the X-Factor TV show has been growing on Usenet.  With
the planned September debut of the show in the US, fans are requesting
a newsgroup dedicated to the show.

The "X-Factor" is the world's most popular and highest rated
reality/talent TV show.  Over two dozen countries have their own
individual versions.  The U.S. version that debuts in late September
2011 is expected by most television experts to be the highest rated
show of the new television season, as it is in almost every other
country where it is shown.  The "X-Factor" was conceived by, and
stars, Simon Cowell.  He is famous for being a judge on programs such
as: "Britain's Got Talent," "American Idol," "America's Got Talent,"
and other shows.  It is best described as a combination of "American
Idol," "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent" but for singers only.
Each of its four judges also act as a specific member to their
individual teams that are made up of specific demographics. One judge
has men up to a certain age, one has women up to a certain age, one
has groups and the other has everyone over a specific age.  There is
no age limit for participants, unlike other shows and the prize for
winning is a recording contract and $5,000,000.00.  Further
information about the worldwide "X-Factor," franchise, brand and how
it "works" may be found at .

The following people have expressed support for the group in posts to

Cheri, <>
JRStern, <>
Starcade, <>
Palisade, <news:j11ugt$ktd$>
Adam Chahine, <>
The_LA_Flash, <>


This newsgroup is for discussion of the television show "X-Factor." 

It is not restricted to the discussion of any nation's specific
X-Factor, in the anticipation that this will spur additional interest
and communication worldwide about a show that has re-defined reality
television. Most likely however, discussions will focus on the
versions from: the United States, Great Britain and Australia.  The
U.S version will also be shown in many countries concurrent with its
showing in the U.S.

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

To this end, the follow-up header of this RFD has been set to

The final comment period lasts for five (5) days from the
time that this RFD is posted.




Bob Rudd <>


2011-07-29	1st RFD
2011-08-06	LCC