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Tony Evans as Control

Nov 12, 2014, 8:06:21 AM11/12/14


In the procedures established for maintaining the uk.* hierarchy
<> there are provisions, where
there is a consensus and the proposal is straightforward and
non-controversial, to proceed by the "fast-track" method, so as to avoid
the necessity for holding a full vote.

I have now received a request to fast-track the following proposal:

delete newsgroup

This proposal will be activated no earlier than five days from the posting
of this notice (i.e. not before November 18th), unless there are
objections (of which six or more, or any one which seems to the Committee
to be well founded, shall suffice to halt the process).

Objections should be emailed directly to Control at

Objections will be resolved by the committee (


Newsgroup line: The discussion of theatre in the UK


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 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 so I know not to press ahead with this.

CHARTER: 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 <>.


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