15 Apr 2005: Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.local.dorset

From: Pedt Scragg <xuld-query@pedt.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:04:50 +0100
Subject: RESULT : Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.local.dorset PASSES 14:2
Newsgroups: uk.net.news.announce,uk.net.news.config,uk.local.southwest



Summary: Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.local.dorset

Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.local.dorset PASSES 14:2
YES beat NO by a majority of 12 votes. For group passage, there must be 
12 more YES votes than NO votes. Accordingly, the proposal PASSES.

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Voting closed at 23:59:59 BST, 10th April 2005.

Proponent : Matt Holland <ukld (at) matt-holland.org>
Votetaker : Pedt Scragg <xuld-query (at) pedt.demon.co.uk>

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The Results:

The results follow below in the following order:

1) Summary of Mail Received During the Voting Period
2) Results
3) Individual Vote Details
4) Votetakers Comments
5) Voting and Appeal Guidelines
6) Rationale
7) Newsgroups Line
8) Proposed Charter

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   20 emails were received at the ballot request address:

      18 : valid ballot requests
       2 : tests by the votetaker

   21 emails were received at the vote submission address:

      17 : valid votes
       2 : emails regarding the vote
       2 : tests by the votetaker

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Create unmoderated newsgroup uk.local.dorset

       YES : 14 votes
        NO :  2 votes
   ABSTAIN :  1 vote
     Total : 17 votes

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

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Voted YES - 14 votes
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anonimulo                                    anonimulo2003 $ yahoo ! com
Barry Salter                        dorset $ ukvotes ! southie ! me ! uk
David Uri                                       daviduri $ bigfoot ! com
Gerbil                                 Gerbil $ stevey ! demon ! co ! uk

James Cracknell                             james $ jcracknell ! co ! uk
Keith Lawrence                                    adsl $ perrydell ! com
Matt Holland                                   matt $ matt-holland ! org

Michael Parry                           michael ! parry $ ntlworld ! com
Mother                                                   m $ 101fc ! net
Paul Harper                                          paul $ harper ! net

Peter Duck                                      pduck $ zetnet ! co ! uk
Peter Thomas                          peter $ godthoms ! demon ! co ! uk
Shazzbat                       shservices $ shservices ! fsnet ! co ! uk
Thomas Lee                                           tfl $ psp ! co ! uk

Voted NO - 2 votes
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MJ Ray                                           mjr $ dsl ! pipex ! com
Pete Fenelon                                        pete $ fenelon ! com

Voted ABSTAIN - 1 vote       
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Paul Cummins                                      paul $ vlaad ! co ! uk

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Votetaker Comments:

Thanks to the Proponent, Control and the Voters for their part in making
this a smooth, straightforward and easy to count vote. 

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This vote was conducted by a neutral third party member of UKVoting. 
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 
regularly to uk.net.news.announce or can be found at the following URL:


The UKVoting web pages can be found at <http://www.ukvoting.org.uk/>

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted to
uk.net.news.announce.  Allegations of irregularity should be sent to
control (at) usenet.org.uk

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At present, the only local newsgroup relevant to Dorset is 
uk.local.southwest. That newsgroup covers a large geographical area and 
at least four counties (Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Avon) 
which somewhat defeats the nature of a local newsgroup. 

With towns in Dorset such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth 
getting bigger and bigger, a more focused newsgroup is required, 
enabling easier access to articles relevant to Dorset. 

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uk.local.dorset     Discussion about Dorset

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CHARTER: uk.local.dorset

uk.local.dorset is a local interest newsgroup intended for discussions 
of a general nature about Dorset. Subjects may include sport, history, 
culture, towns, education, local club scenes and local media topics, 
plus anything else of interest regarding Dorset. Although the newsgroup 
will mainly be of interest to people living in Dorset, queries regarding 
the county and its culture are welcomed. Posts from ex-patriate Dorset 
people, whether overseas or in other parts of the UK, are encouraged. 


All adverts are forbidden. Short (i.e. under ten lines) announcements 
for local events may be posted provided they are non-commercial, 
relevant to the area covered by this group, and that they are not posted 
more frequently than once per month. Such announcements should have a 
subject line with the prefix "ANNOUNCE: ". 

Readers are reminded of the existence of uk.local.southwest.adverts, 
where relevant local adverts may still be posted. 

Messages posted to this newsgroup must not be cross-posted to more than 
a TOTAL of four uk.local.* newsgroups; these may be geographically 
adjacent or overlapping, or connected by the subject of the post (e.g. 
"moving house from Exeter to Bournemouth"). 

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 plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted 
messages are prohibited. To see how to make some 
common newsreaders comply with this, read

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


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