17 May 2001: Create uk.rec.dancing.line-dancing

From: alan@whirlnet.co.uk (Alan Ford)
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 21:48:24 +0100
Subject: RESULTS: uk.rec.dancing.line-dancing New Newsgroup FAILS 8:9
Newsgroups: uk.net.news.announce,uk.net.news.config,uk.rec.dancing,uk.music.country



Creation of New Newsgroup uk.rec.line-dancing FAILS 8:9

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Voting began Friday, 20th April 2001
Voting closed at 23:59:59 BST, Friday 11th May 2001

Proponent: David Jobling <djobling@bigfoot.com>
Votetaker: Alan Ford <alan@whirlnet.co.uk>

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These results have been posted to:

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Voting Summary:

The Rationale, Summary of Discussion, and Proposal follow the main
results for informational purposes.

YES     = 8 (40%)
NO      = 9 (45%)
ABSTAIN = 3 (15%)

There were a total of 20 valid votes. NO beat YES by a majority of 1.
For a proposal to pass, YES must beat NO by at least 12 votes.
Therefore this proposal does NOT pass. There were no invalid votes.

There will be a five day discussion period after these results have   
been posted before the group is created to allow for any allegations
of irregularities to be raised.

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Votetaker's Comments:

There was little interest in this vote, and everything ran smoothly.
I was quite surprised to see NO actually beat YES in a vote!

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The Results in Full:

Those Who Voted YES (Total: 8)
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aksc14731               $aksc14731$#blueyonder#co#uk$
David Cowling           $david$#countrydance#co#uk$
Derek Paul              $derekpaul2002$#yahoo#com$
Iain Dobie              $iain.dobie$#bigfoot#com$
Morgana Le Fay          $morgana$#yoshiwara#demon#co#uk$
Philip Page             $philip.j.page$#btinternet#com$
Sandy Morton            $atm$#sandymillport#fsnet#co#uk$
Tina South              $christine.south$#ntlworld#com$

Those Who Voted NO (Total: 9)
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Andrew Hartley          $andy#eastupham#freesere#co#uk$
Andy Mabbett            $andy#pigsonthewing#org#uk$
Andy Walker             $a.j.walker#virgin#net$
David Dahlberg          $ukldance#sub-etha#org$
James Farrar            $londonstatto#yahoo#co#uk$
Jon Thomson             $jon#thomson2273#freeserve#co#uk$
lachlan                 $lachlan#excommunicant#co#uk$
Peter Smyth             $psmyth#ukf#net$
Richard Ashton          ${R}#voting#semolina#org$

Those Who ABSTAINed (Total: 3)
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Richard Kettlewell      $richard+ukldance#sfere#greenend#org#uk$
Eddie Bernard           $usenet#ebernard#greatxscape#net$
Thomas Lee              $tfl#psp#co#uk$

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A need exists for a group dedicated exclusively to linedancing. From a
search of Deja.com numerous postings in the past have been made to
uk.music.country, uk.rec.dancing as well as various 'local' groups.

Linedancing is a popular recreational pastime and also a benefit to
health and fitness. An ability to advertise local clubs and events in
a dedicated newsgroup would allow the general public more
opportunities to join in this popular activity

This new group would ensure a central forum for the promotion and
discussion of linedancing in the UK.

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Most of the discussion was based around whether the group
uk.rec.dancing was sufficient and whether a line-dancing sub-group is
really required.  The major argument against was that the 'dancing'
group is not overly subscribed and the number of specific line-dancing
posts in this group were minimal. However a number of responses used
the argument that line-dancing enthusiasts would not post to the
'dancing' newsgroup but would to a 'line-dancing' newsgroup, therefore
making it a worthwile and well-used group!

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Create New Newsgroup uk.rec.dancing.line-dancing

This newsgroup is for issues concerning and relating to linedancing
across the UK.

Contributions are welcome from any individual or club with an interest
in linedancing.

Spam is not allowed in this newsgroup.

Flames are not allowed in this newsgroup.


Relevant advertising is permitted, providing that such advertisements
are short (ie under 10 lines), and not posted more frequently than
once per month.

Suppliers of goods and services relevant to linedancing in the UK may
post an invitation to visit their web site or request details.  The
subject line should begin "ADVERT: ".

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are
forbidden. 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.

Posts must be readable as plaintext. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted
messages are prohibited. To see how to make your newsreader comply
with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.


Anyone posting contrary to this charter may be reported to their
"postmaster" and/or Service Provider.


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Alan Ford <alan@whirlnet.co.uk> <a.ford@ukvoting.org.uk>
UKVoting Votetaker

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