2nd CFV: rec.arts.disney.{misc,parks,movies,social,television}

Per Starback starback at Minsk.DoCS.UU.SE
Thu Nov 3 01:39:55 CET 1994

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>From: rdippold at qualcomm.com (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
                     LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                unmoderated group rec.arts.disney.misc
               unmoderated group rec.arts.disney.parks
               unmoderated group rec.arts.disney.movies
               unmoderated group rec.arts.disney.social
             unmoderated group rec.arts.disney.television

Newsgroups lines:
rec.arts.disney.misc    Disney-related topics not covered by the other groups.
rec.arts.disney.parks   Disney theme parks and resorts.
rec.arts.disney.movies  Disney feature films, both animated and live-action.
rec.arts.disney.social  Fandom, chatting, role-playing, get-togethers, stories.
rec.arts.disney.television      Programs marketed by Disney for home viewing.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 9 November 1994.

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This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
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  For general Disney discussion and topics that don't fall into any of the 
  other categories.  This includes FAQs, Disney Stores, corporate rumours, 
  collectables, conventions, music, comics/books, etc.  This newsgroup 
  would replace the existing rec.arts.disney newsgroup, which will be
  removed after three months to allow time for traffic to migrate.

  For discussion of all the parks (Disneyland, Epcot, Magic Kingdom,
  MGM Studios, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, etc) and related 
  matters including (but not limited to) the resorts.

  The feature movies released to theaters (both animated and live-action), 
  trivia lists, mass-market merchandising, animation errors, etc.

  Where any and all fans of Disney may meet to share their enthusiasm with 
  other fans.  For all role-playing activities and long-running scenarios.  
  For discussion of gatherings at the theme parks, on IRC, etc.  For stories, 
  poems, parodies, and songs written by fans.

  The Disney Channel, and Monday through Friday daytime and
  Saturday/Sunday morning television cartoons and animation.  Anything
  currently or previously broadcast on television by Disney.  Products
  marketed by Disney for home viewing on television, including anything
  produced by Disney Television Animation or Buena Vista, and Home Video

Rationale: Rec.arts.disney is a very high volume newsgroup, with traffic
running 700 to 900 articles per week (according to the July arbitron, 
traffic for that month was 3651 articles).  There are a number of 
frequently discussed topics that are of particular interest to distinct 
groups of people that are largely unrelated to each other.  Signal to 
noise ratio is probably pretty good, if you happen to be one of the few 
people who are interested in all of them.  Otherwise, the noise level is 
very high.  The topic of splitting the newsgroup comes up often, always 
accompanied by complaints from users about the high volume and the noise.

An informal sampling of all articles posted to rec.arts.disney during a 
two-week period in September showed that approximately 30 to 35 percent 
of the traffic can be attributed to discussion about the theme parks.  It 
has been suggested that rec.parks.theme might be an appropriate place to 
move this discussion, though it appears that people interested in Disney 
theme parks will naturally migrate to rec.arts.disney and educating them 
about a related newsgroup in a different hierarchy might not be an easy 


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[         ]  rec.arts.disney.parks
[         ]  rec.arts.disney.movies
[         ]  rec.arts.disney.social
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