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From: Bob Rudd <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RFD: rec.arts.tv.xfactor Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:53:49 EDT Message-ID: <email@example.com> REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) unmoderated group rec.arts.tv.x-factor This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the unmoderated newsgroup rec.arts.tv.x-factor. NEWSGROUPS LINE: rec.arts.tv.x-factor - the world's top rated reality show from Simon Cowell. RATIONALE: 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X_Factor_%28TV_series%29 . CHARTER: 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.) PROCEDURE: For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see: http:''www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:creation 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 follow-up header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.proposals. If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion may be cross posted 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: Barney Fife, <firstname.lastname@example.org>) Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created. DISTRIBUTION: This document has been posted to the following newsgroups: new.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals rec.arts.tv PROPONENT: Bob Rudd <email@example.com> CHANGE HISTORY: 29-July 2011 -- 1st RFD.