Call For Votes (repost)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Russ, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Russ

    Russ Guest

    IT IS TIME TO VOTE

    It is time to vote against the creation of a new newsgroup to replace
    misc.writing.screenplays because that group is the home of the net k00k
    Jai Maharaj (Jay Stevens). The new group would be called
    misc.writing.screenplays.moderated if it passes and it would be
    moderated by censorship advocate Alan Brooks. To vote, send a blank
    email to and a ballot will be sent to
    you. Results will be posted to news.groups in 3 weeks.

    GET THEM SOCK PUPPETS OUT OF THE DRESSER FOR THIS ONE!
    VOTE NO, AND VOTE OFTEN!

    SAY NO TO CENSORSHIP!

    ORIGINAL CFV:

    FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
    moderated group misc.writing.screenplays.moderated

    Newsgroups line:
    misc.writing.screenplays.moderated Craft/business of screenwriting. (Moderated)

    Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 23 Dec 2004.

    This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. Questions about
    the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

    Proponent: Alan Brooks <>
    Proponent: Ken Wheat <>
    Proponent: Dena Jo Kanner <>
    Votetaker: Bill Aten <>

    RATIONALE: misc.writing.screenplays.moderated

    Over the past few years the existing group misc.writing.screenplays has
    become a magnet for off-topic cross-posters. In a typical day, as much as
    80% of the traffic on this group is driven by a single, malicious,
    self-promoting poster. The proposed moderation level is simply to
    eliminate most cross-posts, thereby eliminating the most egregious of serial
    trolls. Moderation of this group will be automated and very minimal, but
    even this level of moderation is expected to reduce overall traffic to the
    group by a very large percentage and to bring the on-topic signal well above
    the noise again.

    This change is requested only to save a beloved and well-used discussion
    area by creating a moderated sister newsgroup as a forum where professional
    screenwriters and serious, aspiring, amateur writers can discuss their craft
    in the public arena.

    CHARTER: misc.writing.screenplays.moderated

    The misc.writing.screenplays.moderated newsgroup is open to discussion of
    the art and business aspects of writing screenplays for feature films,
    documentaries and television. Specific topics may include but are not
    limited to:

    Finding an Agent
    Querying Production Companies
    Latest formatting trends
    Creative screenplay writing
    Screenwriting software
    Screenwriting books
    Screenwriters, their skills and styles
    Tools available to the screenwriter
    Collaboration issues
    Tips from the pros

    Moderation policies:

    The purpose of the proposed moderation is not to escape from the meandering
    and conversational tone of misc.writing.screenplays, but to eliminate the
    excessive abuse of the newsgroup by cross-posters from unrelated groups.
    The intention is to implement robo-moderation, eliminating all cross-posts
    except the few that are appropriate. Cross-posts to groups such as
    news.groups, news.announce.newgroups and news.announce.newusers will be
    allowed unless these groups become the vehicle for serial-cross-posting by
    trolls.

    The moderators reserve the right to filter posts from individuals who
    already have a history of off-topic cross-posting, and who simply alter
    their techniques to single-posting off-topic articles, or who attempt to
    flood the group, or who alter their posting headers to simulate approved
    status.

    END CHARTER.

    MODERATOR INFO: misc.writing.screenplays.moderated

    Moderator: Alan Brooks <>
    Moderator: Dena Jo Kanner <>
    Moderator: Mysti Berry <>
    Administrative contact address:
    Article submission address:

    END MODERATOR INFO.

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    Russ, Dec 2, 2004
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    Fi Nishing Guest

    And what the bloody hell has this got to do with digital photography??? Or
    indeed 35mm photography, which I see you also posted to?
     
    Fi Nishing, Dec 2, 2004
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    Ryadia Guest

    Didn't you know that a lot of photographers are into screen plays? On AOL
    it's called screen names!
     
    Ryadia, Dec 2, 2004
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    Alan Hope Guest

    Fi Nishing goes:
    I imagine he thought all you photo enthusiasts would be agin
    censorship, what with all the pr0n stuff you wish you were "shooting".

    Camera, check.
    Flash thingy, check.
    Lights, check.
    Leopardskin rug, check.
    Roll of paper thingy, check.
    Dolly-bird, uh-oh!
     
    Alan Hope, Dec 2, 2004
    #4
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    gekko Guest

    Yeah! And what about us? What does all this nonsense gots to
    do with alt.creative-uses-for-old-tampons???

    I mean, gawd.
     
    gekko, Dec 2, 2004
    #5
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    Des Perado Guest

    Oh you rather sad and ignorant idiot. You are obviously not a photographer
    otherwise your view of the world would not be so narrow.
     
    Des Perado, Dec 3, 2004
    #6
  7. Russ

    Alan Hope Guest

    Des Perado goes:
    Sure, bud. Your nym says it all. "Artist seeks model. Must be free
    spirit, no bourgeois hangups. Reasonable rates paid, pizza provided."
     
    Alan Hope, Dec 3, 2004
    #7
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    Fi Nishing Guest

    What a twat. Who the hell are you supposed to be?
     
    Fi Nishing, Dec 3, 2004
    #8
  9. Russ

    Ultraviolet Guest


    He's the pizza.

    "Whoa, look at that pepperoni!"
     
    Ultraviolet, Dec 3, 2004
    #9
  10. Didn't you know that a lot of photographers are into screen plays? On AOL
    GOOD ONE!
     
    StupidAnnika1980, Dec 5, 2004
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  11. Russ

    Dale W. Guest

    Another newsgroup infested with the Jai virus eh??
     
    Dale W., Dec 5, 2004
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