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This hierarchy is for the discussion of any sports within the UK. uk.sport.football.* This is an important sub-hierarchy of uk.sport.*, with its own sub-charter. Moreover, there is a group template charter to enable such groups to be created without the full RFD procedure. Within the UK the word "football" normally means association football, i.e. "soccer", and groups created under this sub-hierarchy will generally be presumed to be for the discussion of association football only. Exceptionally, groups for other codes of football MAY be included in this sub-hierarchy, provided their names and charters make this absolutely clear. Groups to discuss specific football clubs should come under a uk.sport.football.clubs.* sub-hierarchy. Group Template Charter: uk.sport.football.clubs.* Note Any proponent wishing to deviate from this template for the newsgroup they wish to create is free to do so under the normal RFD process. Group Definition All football clubs that are members of: 1 England: Football Association Premiership and Football League Div 1-3 2 Scotland: Scottish Football Association Premiership and Scottish Football League Div 1-3 Conditions Any proponents wishing to create a football club group using the "Group Template" option must satisfy the following conditions: 1. The football club 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 uk.net.news.announce, uk.net.news.config and uk.sport.football. 3. The normally accepted full name of the football club shall be used in the newsgroup name and shall be hyphenated if necessary (e.g. tottenham-hotspur, derby-county). 4. If using the full name of the club causes the newsgroup line length to be exceeded then the proponent may use a common abbreviation to fix the problem. In the event of any dispute, the Committee shall be the final arbiters. 5. The group charter shall be the following in full: Charter Template Newsgroups line: uk.sport.football.clubs.<club-name> <Club Name> FC Charter for unmoderated group uk.sport.football.clubs.<club-name> uk.sport.football.clubs.<club-name> is for the discussion of all <Club Name> Football Club related topics. Advocacy of other clubs should take place within uk.sport.football. Advertising Advertising is forbidden, with these exceptions: Suppliers of goods and services particularly relevant to <Club Name> Football Club 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: ". 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 <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>. Crossposting Crossposting is strictly forbidden with the following exception: Crossposting to one other group in uk.sport.football.clubs.* is permitted for topics of common interest such as transfer speculation and forthcoming matches. Warning Anyone posting advertisements, binaries or other material contrary to this charter may be reported to their ISP or postmaster without further warning after their first offence. Quick Group Creation Request A request for a newsgroup should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the wording: "Request for quick creation: We request creation of a newsgroup for <Club Name> FC in accordance with the Charter Template for uk.sport.football.clubs.* groups" and a list of 12-21 supporters with valid email addresses.