RFD: remove uk.culture.arts.theatre

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Graham Drabble

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Oct 30, 2014, 6:40:38 AM10/30/14
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the following changes
in the uk.* Usenet hierarchy:

delete newsgroup uk.culture.arts.theatre

Newsgroup line:
uk.culture.arts.theatre The discussion of theatre in the UK


*** ALL DISCUSSION MUST TAKE PLACE IN UK.NET.NEWS.CONFIG ***

This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Further procedural details are given below.

RATIONALE: uk.culture.arts.theatre

It has long been custom within uk.* to check for groups that are not
being used and then to remove them. By doing this we keep the number of
dead groups down increasing the chances that someone stumbling across a
group will find it useful.

An analysis of the posts to uk.culture.arts.theatre from 2013-10-29 to
2014-10-29 has shown that there were no posts in this period.

It is not the intention to remove any groups that are, or people
believe will be, useful going forward. If you are a user of the group
and feel it should remain then please reply to this and join the debate
on uk.net.news.config so I know not to press ahead with this.


CHARTER:
uk.culture.arts.theatre

uk.culture.arts.theatre is for the discussion of all matters pertaining
to professional and amateur theatre in the UK. These would include
management, promotion, direction, casting, acting, agents, stage
management, plays, musicals, play writing and other topics. If traffic
becomes heavy then subgroups may be created.

Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:

Suppliers of goods and services relevant to professional and amateur
theatre 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 should begin "ADVERT: " except for vacancy
adverts, when it should begin "JOB: " or if relevant "CASTING: ".

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 your news reader comply with
this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.

END CHARTER

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes. In this phase of
the process, any potential problems with the proposal should be raised
and resolved. The discussion period will continue for a minimum of 10
days, starting from when this RFD is posted to uk.net.news.announce
(i.e. until November 10th) after which a Call For Votes (CFV) may be
posted by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants it.
Alternatively, the proposal may proceed by the fast-track method. Please
do not attempt to vote until this happens.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the "Guidelines for Group Creation
within the UK Hierarchy" as published regularly in uk.net.news.announce
and is available from http://www.usenet.org.uk/guidelines.html (the UK
Usenet website). Please refer to this document if you have any questions
about the process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:
uk.net.news.announce
uk.net.news.config
uk.culture.arts.theatre

Proponent:
Graham Drabble <usen...@drabble.me.uk>

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