Nan:2007-03-23-news.software.anu-news-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove news.software.anu-news (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, comp.os.vms,
 news.software.anu-news
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 14:10:05 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove news.software.anu-news

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
newsgroup news.software.anu-news.


PROCEDURE:

The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

The full group removal procedure is documented here:

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


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

No comments were received.


RATIONALE: remove news.software.anu-news

The newsgroup news.software.anu-news has not had any on-topic messages
since November 2005, at which point there was a two-article thread.

The FAQ was last updated 24-Aug-1998 and last posted to the group
16-July-2004.

Discussion of ANU news is appropriate in the comp.os.vms newsgroup and
the two on-topic messages mentioned above were crossposted to that
group, so it may be that the answer came from there rather than
news.software.anu-news.  ANU News is mentioned in an October 2006 thread
in comp.os.vms that is not crossposted to news.software.anu-news.


HISTORY: 

News.software.anu-news was created in July, 1989
<4171@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> to discuss a news server package from
Australian University.  It was active until the late 1990s, at which
point year-2000 issues were discovered in the software.  A year-2000
compliant version was made available in February 2000 but by then almost
all use of the software had ceased.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  news.software.anu-news
  comp.os.vms


CHARTER:

Newsgroup line:
news.software.anu-news  VMS Usenet software from Australian National Univ.

No formal charter is available.


PROPONENT: 

Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-09     1st RFD
2007-03-23     2nd RFD/LCC
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