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Hierarchy Charters for uk.*
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'Media' includes radio, television, cinema, newspapers, books and all
other such publicly distributed or broadcast means of communication
(with the general exception of computer communications more properly
covered within*).

There is a group template charter to enable temporary groups to be created
without the full RFD procedure.

Group Template Charter:* and*

Group Definition 
   Any programme or series currently being broadcast, or scheduled to be
   broadcast within the two months following the request, on any
   terrestrial, cable or satellite channel receivable within the UK.

    Any proponents wishing to create a TV or radio group using the
    "Group Template" option must satisfy the following conditions:

     1. The programme shall fall within the "Group Definition".
     2. A further 11-20 potential newsgroup users shall provide their
     names and valid email addresses for listing in the posting, by
     Control, to, and
     as well as or as appropriate.
     3. The normally accepted full name of the programme shall be
     used in the newsgroup name and shall be hyphenated if necessary
     (e.g. big-brother).
     4. The group charter shall be the following in full:
Charter Template

Newsgroups line:<programme-name>    The TV programme <programme-name>
    OR<programme-name> The Radio programme <programme-name>

    Charter for unmoderated group<tv/radio>.<programme-name><tv/radio>.<programme-name> is for the discussion of all
    aspects of the programme <programme-name> currently broadcast on
    This group shall be rmgrouped after 120 days unless in the meantime
    an RFD has been proposed to make it permanent, with an appropriate
    permanent charter. Any RFD that proposes to make the group permanent
    must have applied for a vote taker or fast track by the 120th day
    in which case the removal of the group shall be postponed pending the
    outcome. If either of these fails the rmgroup shall be issued. Control
    should post a message to the group after approximately 90 days to
    remind them of this. An announcement of the rmgroup should be posted to


    Advertising is forbidden.

    Binaries And Formatting

    Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.), are
    *forbidden*, except for cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP). Binaries
    belong on a web or ftp site, whose URL may be posted.
    Posts must be in plain text. To see how to make your newsreader
    comply with this, read <>.

    Anyone posting advertisements, binaries or other material contrary
    to this charter may be reported to their ISP or postmaster.

Quick Group Creation Request
A request for a newsgroup should be emailed to
with the wording:
    "Request for quick creation:
    We request creation of a newsgroup for <program-name> in accordance
    with the Charter Template for<tv/radio>.* groups"

and a list of 12-21 supporters with valid email addresses.

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