Nan:2006-10-30-victory-rfd

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From: John Corliss <rtd3ws at yahoo dot com>
Subject: RFD: rec.motorcycles.victory
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, rec.motorcycles,
 rec.motorcycles.harley, rec.motorcycles.tech
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 14:04:46 -0800

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
               unmoderated group rec.motorcycles.victory

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
unmoderated Usenet newsgroup, rec.motorcycles.victory.


NEWSGROUPS LINE: rec.motorcycles.victory

rec.motorcycles.victory	Polaris Victory motorcycle rides, tech, resources.


RATIONALE: rec.motorcycles.victory

To promote the safe use of Victory motorcycles as well as to better
develop social connections among Victory riders, it's vital for owners
to be able to easily exchange information on a world-wide basis and this
newsgroup will fill that need.

There are a several online forums available for discussing Victory
motorcycles:

  http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/VictoryDigest/
  http://forums.thevmc.com/megabbs/category-view.asp
  http://savr.phpbbnow.com/
  http://victorypowerriders.com/phpBB2/index.php
  http://www.illinoisvictoryriders.com/forums/
  http://www.kingpincruisers.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,38/
  http://www.mwmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php?board=54.0
  http://www.rideavictory.com/forum/
  http://www.tcvr.us/messages/
  http://www.thvmc.com/forums/
  http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=120
  http://www.victory-motorcycle.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi
  http://www.vmclinks.com/x/modules/newbb/

...but many of them are more or less regionally limited, require
registration or membership, and-or are difficult to find.

Usenet motorcycle newsgroups are generally for the discussion of
other makes of motorcycles and-or the participant communicates in
non-English languages. The rec.motorcycles group is an exception but is
too generalized and far too active (currently well over 100,000 posts
have been made in that group and the rate is well over 200 posts a day.)

Although rec.motorcycles might work for an occasional question,
getting a useful answer to a question from another Victory owner is much
less likely due to the vast readership.

Ownership and interest in Victory motorcyles has grown to the point
where there will be adequate interest to support a make-specific
newsgroup. This would be similar to the way rec.motorcyles.harley serves
the community of those interested in Harley Davidson motorcyles.

Based on the topic alone, there would be no (or at least very little)
overlap with other motorcycle groups and rec.motorcycles.victory would
be easy to locate for Victory owners who are usenet savvy.


TRAFFIC ANALYSIS:

2006-10-29 analysis of existing motorcycle newsgroup activity is as follows:

GROUP NAME                                    CURRENT ARTICLE COUNT
nordunet.rec.motorcycles                                    6
alt.uk.motorcycles.harley                                  62
tamu.clubs.motorcycles                                     69
tnn.rec.motorcycles                                        70
ky.motorcycles                                             72
alt.motorcycles.mrf                                       130
pa.motorcycle                                             309
ne.motorcycles                                            376
alt.motorcycles.abate                                     459
can.rec.motorcycles                                       618
ni.motorcycles                                            760
alt.binaries.pictures.motorcycles                         874
uk.rec.motorcycles.trailriding                           1096
r j.rec.motorcycles                                      1431
alt.motorcycles.ducati                                   1536
nyc.motorcycles                                          1784
be.rec.motorcycles                                       2985
alt.binaries.pictures.motorcycles.sportbike              3758
alt.binaries.pictures.motorcycles.harley                 8052
alt.motorcycles.yamaha                                   9740
rec.motorcycles.racing                                  14724
alt.motorcycles                                         14872
ba.motorcycles                                          19484
otimotorcycles                                          21411
rec.motorcycles.tech                                    22189
uk.rec.motorcycles.classic                              25085
alt.motorcycles.harley                                  30582
tx.motorcycles                                          50340
tw.bbs.rec.motorcycle                                   55328
alt.motorcycle.sportbike                                89004
rec.motorcycles.dirt                                   122735
aus.motorcycles                                        150446
rec.motorcycles.harley                                 229118
rec.motorcycles                                        281282
uk.rec.motorcycles                                     702114


CHARTER:

rec.motorcycles.victory is for discussion of all aspects of Polaris
Victory motorcycles, hereafter referred to simply as "Victory"
motorcycles. Topics include technical discussion, ride reports, product
and new model reviews and announcements of upcoming rides.

Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum (for
example, lurking a while before posting, etc.) and to refrain from
sending, as well as ignore, articles intended to disrupt the group.
Bottom posting will be the norm.

Examples of inappropriate posts are the following:

  * Off topic articles, including:
     - Commercial advertisements
     - Personal advertisements not related to Victory motorcycles
     - General discussions not related to Victory motorcycles
     - Money-making schemes
     - Chain letters
     - EMP AKA "excessive multiple posting" spam

  * Articles with unacceptable content, such as:
     - HTML
     - Copyright violations
     - Excessive quoting
     - Threats and/or advocation of violence
     - Binaries, except PGP signatures, X-Face headers, and other
       ancillary meta-data

  * Attempts to subvert message filtering or to pretend to be somebody
    else, such as:
     - Forgery or imitation of a valid e-mail address
     - Excessive morphing/nym-shifting AKA "using sock puppets"

The group will be unmoderated and will not be gated to a mailing list.





PROCEDURE:

For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:creation

Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups and participate in the
relevant threads in that newsgroup.  This is both a courtesy to groups
in which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as well as the
best method of making sure that one's comments or criticisms are heard.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to
news.groups.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups as well.
 



DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  rec.motorcycles
  rec.motorcycles.harley
  rec.motorcycles.tech

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  alt.motorcycles.abate
  alt.motorcycles.harley
  uk.rec.motorcycles
  tx.motorcycles
  aus.motorcycles


PROPONENT:

John Corliss <rtd3ws at yahoo dot com>



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