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Default FAST-TRACK of RENAME uk.rec.boats.power to uk.rec.boats.motor

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FAST TRACK ANNOUNCEMENT RENAME uk.rec.boats.power to uk.rec.boats.motor
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In the procedures established for maintaining the uk.* hierarchy
http://www.usenet.org.uk/guidelines.html 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:

rename unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.boats.power to uk.rec.boats.motor

This proposal will be activated no earlier than five days from the posting
of this notice (i.e. not before January 11th), 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 )

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Newsgroup line:
uk.rec.boats.motor All aspects of motor boating in the UK


RATIONALE: uk.rec.boats.motor

Prior to 1998 there were no newsgroups covering powered boats in the UK.
Sailing was covered by uk.rec.sailing, whilst uk.rec.waterways dealt
with waterways in general. Motor cruisers, sports boats, speed boats and
in fact any powered craft were not covered by any UK newsgroup. As a
result, uk.rec.boats.power was created in August 1998.

However, since it's creation the number of posts has been rather small
compared with uk.rec.sailing, especially considering the approximate
50-50 split between power and sail in the UK. Comments by regular and
new participants indicate that the name was a poor choice - power seems
to imply racing or high performance craft. "Motor" is more of a generic
term which would attract the users that were the intended audience of
uk.rec.boats.power in the first instance. Hence the request to rename
uk.rec.boats.power to uk.rec.boats.motor

PROPOSAL (to be activated in two stages)

1. Create a new unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.boats.motor with the
following charter

CHARTER: uk.rec.boats.motor

uk.rec.boats.motor will discuss motor boating in UK waters and the
activities of UK motor boaters elsewhere. Motor boat sports (eg racing
and water skiing) are valid topics except where covered by a more
specific group.

Advertising

Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions:

Suppliers of goods and services relevant to Motor Boats in the UK may
post an invitation to visit their web site or request details. It should
be of four lines or fewer and not posted more than once every 3 months.
The subject line should begin "ADVERT: ". Private adverts are welcome
but must not exceed one post per subject or user per week.

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 http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html.

END CHARTER

2. Remove existing unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.boats.power, this to be
delayed at the discretion of Control until the bulk of discussion has
moved to the new group.

Proponent:
Nick Smeltzer

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Charles H. Lindsey ------------------------------------------------------------
Deputy Control
Voice/Fax: +44 161 436 6131 Email: control.org.uk
Snail: 5 Clerewood Ave., CHEADLE, SK8 3JU, U.K.

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Old January 5th 04, 10:41 PM
Wm...
 
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Default FAST-TRACK of RENAME uk.rec.boats.power to uk.rec.boats.motor

Mon, 5 Jan 2004 16:45:18

uk.net.news.config Charles Lindsey as Deputy Control


FAST TRACK ANNOUNCEMENT RENAME uk.rec.boats.power to uk.rec.boats.motor
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[snip]

PROPOSAL (to be activated in two stages)

1. Create a new unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.boats.motor with the
following charter

CHARTER: uk.rec.boats.motor

uk.rec.boats.motor will discuss motor boating in UK waters and the
activities of UK motor boaters elsewhere. Motor boat sports (eg racing
and water skiing) are valid topics except where covered by a more
specific group.


[snip]

2. Remove existing unmoderated newsgroup uk.rec.boats.power, this to be
delayed at the discretion of Control until the bulk of discussion has
moved to the new group.


Has there been a successful "renaming" (effectively a linked create and
remove) before? This one looks well thought out to me.

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