call for votes

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A voting procedure used to determine whether a new Usenet newsgroup should be created. During the voting period any participant in a Usenet newsgroup is allowed to vote for or against. If, at the end of the voting period, a potential newsgroup has 100 more votes for than against and has gained at least two thirds of the votes then it is created. Sometimes the term is abbreviated to CFV.

Subjects: Computing.

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