Nan:2007-03-17-rec.aviation.announce-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: rec.aviation.announce will be removed
Newsgroups: rec.aviation.announce, rec.aviation.misc,
 news.announce.newgroups, rec.aviation.piloting, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 14:06:21 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                 rec.aviation.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 09 Mar 2007 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8
Management board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup
rec.aviation.announce.

This group will be removed on 21 Mar 2007.


RATIONALE: remove rec.aviation.announce

The last approved article was in January 1999.  In the prior two years
traffic had greatly declined, with two periods of 6-months with no
approvals.  With such a light volume, any announcements of fly-ins,
etc. can be made directly in unmoderated rec.aviation.* groups.

An an announcement group it would be inappropriate to convert the
group to an unmoderated status.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup rec.aviation.announce was created in September 1992, as
part of a re-organization of rec.aviation into 13 newsgroups
(rec.aviation.announce (ra.announce); ra.answers; ra.homebuilt;
ra.ifr; ra.military; ra.misc; ra.owning; ra.piloting; ra.products;
ra.simulators; ra.soaring; ra.stories; and ra.student).

Approvals per year were: 1992, 1 article; 1993, 30 articles; 1994, 91
articles; 1995, 13 articles (8 month interruption); 1996, 52 articles;
1997, 16 articles; 1998, 22 articles; and 1999, 2 articles.

The last approval was in June 1999.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  rec.aviation.announce
  rec.aviation.misc
  rec.aviation.piloting

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  rec.aviation.aerobatics
  rec.aviation.homebuilt
  rec.aviation.military
  rec.aviation.owning
  rec.aviation.student


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-26     1st RFD
2007-03-09     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-03-17     Results (passes)
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