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Four documents set out the procedures for creating and/or removing/renaming newsgroups within the uk.* hierarchy. GUIDELINES FOR GROUP CREATION WITHIN THE UK HIERARCHY <http://www.usenet.org.uk/guidelines.html> <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/uk/guidelines> VOTING PROCEDURES WITHIN THE UK HIERARCHY <http://www.usenet.org.uk/voting.html> <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/uk/voting> THE UK USENET COMMITTEE <http://www.usenet.org.uk/committee.html> <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/uk/committee> GUIDELINES FOR UK USENET MENTORS <http://www.usenet.org.uk/mentors.html> Three of these documents were accepted on 7 Aug 95 following a vote conducted in uk.net.news, with the results, respectively, of (93 yes : 13 no) (91 yes : 13 no) (76 yes : 23 no) The Mentors document was added on 13 Jul 2000 (17 yes : 8 no). Essentially, they provide for a Committee to be elected each October, with a person known as Control, answerable to the Committee, to oversee the process of group creation, and a group of mentors to assist proponents with the preparation of RFDs. After the most recent elections, in October 2009, the Committee comprises Open members Until Dec 2010 Molly Mockford Charles Lindsey Martyn Bailey (aka 'Mother') Until Dec 2011 Geoff Berrow Mark Goodge Until Dec 2012 Fiona Gostling (aka 'Kat') Graham Drabble Clive D. W. Feather Matthew Vernon Appointed members From BTnet - Martin Stewart Ex-Officio member Chris Croughton (as Control) The committee as a whole may be reached by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.