Nothing but a pale
imitation of the true home of the Sheddi
, which is of course uk.rec.sheds
The group is for discussions relating to sheds and their near equivalents (eg properly arranged cellars), their use, their contents, and the culture of shedding. While shedding has been, in the past, a primarily male pursuit we cannot deny that both sexes manifest aspects of both genders to varying degrees, so everybody is welcome in uk.rec.sheds
No binaries; Advertising of sheds only.
This is the rationale that was posted with the proposed charter in the CFV:
The shed, with its contents and use, is a major archetype within the male psyche; the exigencies of modern life are, however, gradually eroding the typical male's knowledge of the joys of shedding. This may well be contributing to the breakdown of modern society that we see around us every day. Heretofore there has been no suitable forum on Usenet where shedders can gather to pursue the furtherance of shedding. This newsgroup provides such a place, and will hopefully attract many of the unshedded into the hobby. A prototype FAQ already exists (many thanks to Jeff Drabble) and this has been posted on soc.culture.british. Though sheds appear throughout the English speaking world it is felt that Britain is their cultural home and that the uk hierarchy is therefore correct for this newsgroup. The popularity of the recent shed-threads on s.c.b. have amply demonstrated that sufficient volume exists for a newsgroup.