Nan:2007-03-17-rec.sport.cricket.info-rfd

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Subject: RFD: remove rec.sport.cricket.info moderated (CORRECTED)
From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 19:11:37 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070317191137$1e35@killfile.org>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove rec.sport.cricket.info

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup rec.sport.cricket.info.


RATIONALE: remove rec.sport.cricket.info

The last approved message was in June 1999.  In September 2002, there
was discussion about reactivation of the group, but nothing came of
it.  Since the 1990's widespread access to the internet and WWW may
have made the group obsolete.

Alternatives include:

(1) Assignment of a new moderator.

(2) Removal of the newsgroup.

(3) Since the group was intended as a quality cricket information
service, with any follow on discussion happening in the unmoderated
rec.sport.cricket, it would not make sense to convert
rec.sport.cricket.info into an unmoderated group.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup rec.sport.cricket.info was created in July 1994 a
replacement for the group rec.sport.cricket.scores which had been
created in January 1992.  Approvals were moderately heavy with roughly
5 articles per day.  There were outages from August 1997 to October
1997, and from November 1998 to December 1998.  The last approval was
in June 1999.  In September 2002, there was discussion about possible
reactivation of the group, but nothing came of it.


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

rec.sport.cricket.info	News, scores and info related to cricket.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

Purpose:

To provide a quality cricket information service for a general
audience on USENET.

Content:

i)    Completed scorecards of one day matches
ii)   End of day scorecards of test matches and first class matches.
iii)  Brief scores and/or scorecards of any other level of matches
      available.
iv)   Combined scorecard and match reports of any of the above matches
(i) - (iii)
v)    Match reports alone for any of the above matches (i) - (iii)
vi)   Statistical data on individuals and/or teams
vii)  Cricket related articles, news, profiles, facts on players.
viii) Schedule of the matches to be played in a season/tour or
      tournament.
ix)   Book reviews of cricket related books and extracts.
x)    Any other information related to cricket that may not fall under
any of the above but useful to the general audience in the
      opinion of the moderator.


PROCEDURE: 

The full group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads 
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to 
news.groups.proposals.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  rec.sport.cricket.info
  rec.sport.cricket


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-15     1st RFD
2007-03-17     1st RFD (corrected)
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