12 Mar 2001: Creation of uk.rec.fishing.match
From: Alex Holden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 15:35:09 +0000
Subject: RESULT: uk.rec.fishing.match FAILS (12:1)
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RESULT OF CALL FOR VOTES
Summary: Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.fishing.match
PROPOSAL - Create newsgroup uk.rec.fishing.match FAILS 12:1
Voting closed at 23:59:59 GMT, 6th March 2001.
Proponent: Mark Seymour <email@example.com>
Votetaker: Alex Holden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
uk.net.news.announce, uk.net.news.config, uk.rec.fishing.coarse
The results follow below in the following order:
2) Voting Details
3) Votetakers Comments
4) Voting and Appeal Guidelines
5) Rationale, Summary of Discussion & Proposed Charter
PROPOSAL - Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.fishing.match
YES : 12 votes
NO : 1 votes
ABSTAIN : 4 votes
Total : 17 votes
YES beat NO by a majority of 11 votes. For passage, there must be 12
more YES votes than NO votes. Accordingly, this proposal FAILS.
Adrian blue@white=btinternet@moc Yes
Rob borntobag@field=virgin@etn Yes
Derek Moody derek@moody=clara@etn No
dominiclloyd dominiclloy=@genie@oc@ku Yes
David Mahon fish01_vote=amigo@oc@ku Abstain
James Farrar flynny=redhotant@moc Abstain
JerryP j@paris=virgin@etn Yes
Lenx len=kempsonl@freeserve@oc@ku Yes
Mark mark@seymour=virgin@etn Yes
mike mfreeman=lineone@etn Yes
Neil Jellis neil@jellis=synapse-partnership@moc Yes
Pete petenoze=lineone@etn Yes
Phillip Powell philip=blencathra@gro@ku Abstain
Robert Todd r@todd=ntlworld@moc Yes
Bob Mallett ramallet=itl@etn Yes
Richard Kettlewell rjk+ukv-fish01=sfere@greenend@org@ku Abstain
Si simon=stephenshomehardware@moc Yes
Laurence Gascoigne - No ballot paper sent
The turnout for this vote has been exceptionally low, and with such a
low turnout, it was vital for voters to correctly follow instructions.
I had to reject 2 votes during the course of this vote for the same
reason - no ballot paper sent. To help those two voters, I mailed them
a copy of the CFV. One voter returned a correctly filled in vote and
their vote was duly counted.
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RATIONALE, SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION AND PROPOSED CHARTER:
uk.rec.fishing.match will create a Usenet forum for the discussion
of all aspects of match fishing. This sport has a huge following
in the UK and indeed worldwide. Fishing Usenet groups already
exist but do not cover the match fishing area. It would be used
for match fisherman to swap tips on venues, tackle, baits and
general chit chat regarding all aspects of match fishing.
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION
I proposed the creation of a newsgroup uk.rec.fishing.match to
cater for all the match anglers in the uk.
No specific objections were raised in the original or 2nd RFD.
Many suggestions were made most of which pertained to the wording
of the Charter etc. I have hoisted these on board.
PROPOSED CHARTER: uk.rec.fishing.match
uk.rec.fishing.match is for the discussion of match fishing,
which covers all aspects of competitive fishing in the uk. Topics
include, but are not limited to: venues, bait, equipment, rules,
organisations and requests for relevant information.
Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:
Suppliers of goods and services relevant to match fishing in
the UK may post, not more than once every 3 months, an
invitation of four lines or fewer, to visit their web site or
request details. The subject line must begin "ADVERT: "
BINARIES AND FORMATTING
Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are
Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer
may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be
used where authentication is important and should be as
short as possible.
Signatures must be no bigger than four lines of 79 characters.
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