24 Nov 2000: Create new newsgroup uk.media.tv.angel

From: Alex Holden <a.holden@ukvoting.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 10:07:26 +0000
Subject: RESULT: New Newsgroup uk.media.tv.angel PASSES (29:10)
Newsgroups: uk.net.news.announce,uk.net.news.config,uk.media.tv.buffy-v-slayer


                RESULT OF CALL FOR VOTES

Summary: Creation of uk.media.tv.angel proposal PASSES 29:10

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Voting closed at 23:59:59 GMT, 11th November 2000.

          Proponent: Craig Lucas <craig.lucas@bigfoot.com>
  	  Votetaker: Alex Holden <a.holden@ukvoting.org.uk>

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uk.net.news.announce, uk.net.news.config, uk.media.tv.buffy-v-slayer

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The Results:

The results follow below in the following order:

1) Results
2) Particulars of the Vote
3) Votetakers Comments
4) Voting and Appeal Guidelines
5) Rationale & Proposed Charter

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PROPOSAL - Creation of uk.media.tv.angel

    YES : 29 votes
     NO : 10 votes
ABSTAIN :  5 votes
  Total : 44 votes

YES beat NO by a majority of 19 votes. For group passage, there must
be 12 more YES votes than NO votes. Accordingly, the proposal PASSES.

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Particulars of the Vote

Question = Create uk.media.tv.angel

Y= Yes, N = No, A = Abstain

Address                                      Name                  Vote

a.hogg@sms.ed.ca.uk                          Andrew Hogg              Y
a.j.walker@virgin.tne                        Andy Walker              N
alex@goselldirect.cmo                        Alex Dawson              N
amn@ubik.demon.oc.uk                         Anthony Naggs            Y
andrew@poulter.cmo                           Andrew Poulter           N
andy@pigsonthewing.rgo.uk                    Andy Mabbett             A
angelcfv@mcintyre10.freeserve.oc.uk          aMc                      Y
broonie@sirena.rgo.uk                        Mark Brown               Y
c.g.brannigan@btinternet.cmo                 Christopher G Brannigan  Y
cath@hendrix.demon.oc.uk                     catherine grey           Y
craig.lucas@bigfoot.cmo                      Craig Lucas              Y
Daniel.Grimmer@icl.cmo                       Danny                    Y
Dave.Painter@care4free.tne                   Dave Painter             Y
david@billen.oc.uk                           David Billen             N
david@evildeath.madasafish.cmo               David Chapman            N
dinkipix@dinkipix.oc.uk                      DinkiPixie               Y
DJWhiteman@bigfoot.cmo                       DJWhiteman               Y
dmahonvote@amigo.oc.uk                       David Mahon              Y
donna.taylor@compaq.cmo                      Donna                    Y
drcaulas_tea_bags@hotmail.cmo                Dracula's Tea Bags       Y
flynny@redhotant.cmo                         James Farrar             N
garymyles@mca.cmo                            Keyman                   Y
grete@darkstorm.oc.uk                        Grete                    Y
herbie@orca1.clara.oc.uk                     Herbie                   Y
jrsc2@cam.ca.uk                              James Coupe              A
littlewood@troston.freeserve.oc.uk           Charles Littlewood       N
liz@westhoughton.demon.oc.uk                 Liz Batty                Y
Marell@ellmar.demon.oc.uk                    Mark Eller               N
mklui89@rocketmail.cmo                       Bertha Catherine Chin    Y
natalie@ntlworld.cmo                         Natalie                  Y
neil.scott@cableinet.oc.uk                   Neil Scott               Y
p.dawson@agamenon.demon.oc.uk                Paul Dawson              Y
pahyett@cativist.demon.oc.uk                 Paul Hyett               Y
pb10003@cam.ca.uk                            Paul Bolchover           N
Peter.Card@jet.ku                            Peter Card               N
richard@tga.u-net.cmo                        Richard Gadsden          A
richard+ukvoting+angel@sfere.greenend.rgo.uk Richard Kettlewell       A
robbie@ukvote.arrakis.un                     robbie                   Y
stephen@qwango.cmo                           Stephen Clifford         Y
stewart@foxbasealpha.oc.uk                   Stewart Tolhurst         Y
tez@pierrot.oc.uk                            Terrance Richard Boyes   Y
tfl@psp.oc.uk                                Thomas Lee               A
thegrouchybeast@hotmail.cmo                  The Grouchybeast         Y
votes@barrykas.salterg.oc.uk                 Barry Salter             Y

Rejected votes

Steve Lorek  muffle@immortalcurse.cmo - No ballot paper received
Mark Adamson fingalscave@hotmail.cmo  - No ballot paper received

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Votetakers Comments:

All in all a fairly smooth running vote. The two rejected votes were
sent to the voting address with no ballot paper. A copy of the CFV was
sent to them with their formal acknowledgment of an invalid vote. No
valid vote or any kind of response was received from either of these
voters by the close of voting.

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UKVoting is a group of independent votetakers who count votes on behalf 
of the uk.* hierarchy and other 3rd parties.  

The rules under which votes for the uk.* hierarchy are taken are posted 
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There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted to
uk.net.news.announce.  Allegations of irregularity should be sent to

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RATIONALE: uk.media.tv.angel
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With the possibility of Angel being shown on terrestrial television in
the UK, the spoiler rules which are operating within
uk.media.tv.buffy-v-slayer (the usual forum for Angel discussion) are
becoming at best blurred and at worst draconian. A sister group to UMTB
would allow those who follow both programmes more freedom to post
without confusion as to what constitutes a "spoiler" and what does not.
The proposed group is also intended to have less restrictive off-topic
subjects than in UMTB, allowing posters more freedom of discussion.

CHARTER: uk.media.tv.angel
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uk.media.tv.angel is for the discussion of the television show 'Angel'
and related matters, including merchandise, conventions, and the cast's
other work. Discussion of Angel episodes not yet screened on
non-subscription television is permitted but posting of spoiler material
without an appropriate warning in the subject header is not permitted.


Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:

Suppliers of goods and services relevant to 'Angel' in the UK may post,
not more than once every month, an invitation of four lines or fewer, to
visit their web site or request details. The subject line must begin


Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.), are
*forbidden*, except for cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP). Binaries
belong on a web or FTP site, whose URL may be posted.

Posts must be in plain text. To see how to make your newsreader comply
with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>


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