From Thu Mar 12 07:45:10 1998
From: (David C Lawrence)
Subject: cmsg newgroup moderated
Control: newgroup moderated
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Xref: control.newgroup:16690 is a moderated newsgroup which passed its
vote for creation by 199:72 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on
7 Mar 1998.

For your newsgroups file:	Sports Entertainment. (Moderated)

The charter, culled from the vote result announcement: is to be a forum for the discussion
of all aspects of professional wrestling.  As such, all manner of discussion
related to professional wrestling is considered to be on-topic, including
but not limited to:

 1) Show reports,
 2) Discussions of match, house show, television show and PPV results and
    quality (or lack thereof),
 3) Discussions of the business aspects of pro wrestling such as angles,
    booking, promoting, acquisition and development of talent, including
    speculation as to the future,
 4) History of pro wrestling,
 5) Personal experiences, and anecdotes on pro wrestling,
 6) Discussion of upcoming house shows, television programs, PPVs and matches,
 7) Discussion of secondary media such as tapes, newsletters, and websites,
 8) Limited announcements of upcoming shows, television/radio programs, PPVs
    and matches,
 9) Regularly posted FAQs and FAQ related documents,
10) All posts to Rec.Sports.Pro-Wrestling.Info ("RSPWI"), to be posted by
    the moderator of RSPWI to RSPWM unless requested by the author that the
    article not be posted to RSPWM,
11) Other forms of sports entertainment for which no group currently exists.

The following items are off-topic, and may be rejected by the moderation team:

 1) Encoded binaries, or requests for binaries.
 2) HTML-encoded posts.
 3) Blank posts.
 4) Articles with all quoted text, and no original text.  Such posts as
    a "me too" are also off-topic by this criteria.
 5) Duplicate posts, either by accident or design.
 6) Spews or floods of a large number of articles for a single
    individual or group.
 7) Posts written as if the poster were a professional wrestling persona.
    Such posts include works of fiction (e.g. the RSPWF).
 8) "News posts" that are intended to be taken seriously (not obviously
    satire) but are patently untrue.  Known false rumors are also considered
    off topic by this criteria.
 9) Requests for the posting of information, when that information can be
    reasonably be expected to be posted shortly, shall be rejected.
    (ex. PPV results, FAQs).  If appropriate, the moderator may mail such
    information, or the location of such information, directly to the
    poster (ex. FAQs).
10) Posts whose primary purpose is to advertise for a web page.
11) Any advertisement that has been posted to RSPWM within the previous
    fourteen days.
12) A post that, in the opinion of the moderator, in whole or in part, is
    meant to insult or anger any poster or reader of the newsgroup (aka a
    "flame") is considered off topic and shall be rejected.  [Posts that are
    directed at the content of a previous post are acceptable; ad homeneim
    attacks are not.]
13) A post that, in the opinion of the moderator, in whole or in part, is
    meant to provoke any poster or reader of the newsgroup (aka a "troll") is
    considered off topic and shall be rejected.
14) Any post that, in the opinion of the moderator, does not contain
    on topic material.  This may include posts with some on-topic content, or
    with an "ObWrestling," if in the opinion of the moderator the post
    is essentially off topic.

The moderators shall not use personal opinion as to the "quality" of
the post in determining approval/rejection.  All posts shall be
approved except where rejection criteria is specified.

It is expected that this charter will be modified by the readership
over time as needed.  The procedure for modification will be similar
to standard Usenet guidelines, except as follows:

  - news.groups and news.announce.newgroups need not be involved
  - Discussion and voting periods are 14 days.
  - Should UVV members be unable/unwilling to run the vote, the RSPWI moderator
    or their consenting designee shall run the vote.

Moderation Policy

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP), which will be hosted by Jeremy Billones
.  Where practicable, the following procedures
will be followed by the moderation team:

 - Copies of the FAQ and Charter will be emailed to first-time posters,
and initial posts may be held until the author confirms receipt.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) with
STUMP to aid in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists,"
keywording of headers.

 - Moderators should submit their posts to another moderator for approval
rather than self-posting

 - Posts rejected for content (rather than format) should be sent to a second
moderator for confirmation or approval.

 - Moderators can be added or removed from the moderation team by unanimous
consent of all other moderators, or via the charter modification process.
(Temporary change of status as is expected for a STUMP moderation process
is to occur as required.)