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CFV: rec.arts.movies.erotica moderated

From dave@dogwood.com (Dav Cornejo)
Organization Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Date 14 Mar 1996 00:31:35 -0000
Newsgroups news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,alt.sex.movies,rec.arts.movies.misc
Message-ID <12615.25757.850731@uunet.uu.net>


FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
moderated group rec.arts.movies.erotica

Newsgroups line:
rec.arts.movies.erotica Aspects of erotic films and videos. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 4 Apr 1996.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. Questions about this proposal should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Adult Movie FAQ <faq@rame.net>
Proponent: Imperator <imp@primus.paranoia.com>
Votetaker: Dave Cornejo <dave@dogwood.com>

RATIONALE: rec.arts.movies.erotica

The existing unmoderated group alt.sex.movies has proved a popular but unfortunately limited and vulnerable forum for the discussion of erotic films and videos. We propose the creation of a moderated rec.arts.movies.erotica group in which discussion can expand and flourish. Discussion in alt.sex.movies has been almost de facto centered on hardcore films/videos while the existing rec.arts.movies groups tend to ignore the erotic element of mainstream movies. This polarization has left the many afficionados of softcore and mainstream erotic releases feeling equally uneasy in both rec.arts.movies.misc and alt.sex.movies. We intend rec.arts.movies.erotica to provide a safe haven for discussion encompassing the whole spectrum of erotic movies. We also feel that the group has to be moderated so that the exceptional abuses endemic in alt.sex.movies and the alternative hierarchy in general (such as spams, binary posts and unsolicited advertisements) do not plague the new group as well. Add to this polarization the continuing flood of inexperienced USENET users who consistently refrain from reading the extensive a.s.m. FAQ and flood a.s.m. with repetitious questions, and one sees that moderation would better serve newbies and old-timers alike by providing a group that: 1) less repetitiously posts questions and answers about erotic movies; 2) more accurately answers frequently asked questions by referring questioners to the FAQ; 3) incorporates FAQs into the group-FAQ more quickly and more easily; and 4) relegates off-topic posts to the bit bucket.

The complete text of the rationale for this RFD can be read by those interested in http://www.rame.net/library/docs/rfd.html

CHARTER: rec.arts.movies.erotica

rec.arts.movies.erotica is a moderated USENET newsgroup dedicated to the intelligent and mature discussion of erotic films and videos -- hardcore, softcore or mainstream, gay or heterosexual. Discussion should be limited to reviews of current and not-so-current releases, gossip, behind the scenes stories, social, economic and legal issues surrounding erotic films, and discussion of actors and actresses (and directors and producers and...). Unacceptable submissions include spams, commercials and binaries.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: rec.arts.movies.erotica

Moderator: Adult Movie FAQ <faq@rame.net>
Moderator: Imperator <imp@rame.net>
Moderator: Brad Williams <brwi@ix.netcom.com>
Moderator: Peter Van Aarle <aarle@bart.nl>
Moderator: Tim Evanson <tevanson@netcom.com>
Article submission address: rame@linux-shell.net
Administrative contact address: rame-request@linux-shell.net

END MODERATOR INFO.

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The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest of persons who would read a proposed newsgroup. Soliciting votes from disinterested parties defeats this purpose. Please do not redistribute this CFV. If you must, direct people to the official CFV as posted to news.announce.newgroups. Distributing pre-marked or otherwise edited copies of this CFV will result in those votes being cancelled. When in doubt, ask the votetaker.

DISTRIBUTION:

This CFV has been cross-posted to:

alt.sex.movies, rec.arts.movies.misc

 

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