Nan:2007-03-28-comp.sys.net-computer.announce-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.sys.net-computer.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: comp.sys.net-computer.announce, comp.sys.net-computer.misc,
 comp.sys.net-computer.advocacy, news.announce.newgroups,
 news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:02:36 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                 remove comp.sys.net-computer.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sys.net-computer.announce.


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 comp.sys.net-computer.announce

The last approved message was in June 1999.  During its roughly 2
years of activity, the group had a total of less than 20 articles.
Announcements of interest to the Network Computer community may be
made in the unmoderated group comp.sys.net-computer.misc which has
very low traffic.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.sys.net-computer.announce was created in June 1997
as part of a 3-group hierarchy including comp.sys.net-computer.*
(CSNC) hierarchy including CSNC.advocacy, CSNC.announce, and
CSNC.misc.

During its roughly 2 years of activity, less than 20 articles were
approved, and in about 1/2 the months no articles were approved.  The
last approval occured in June 1999.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.sys.net-computer.announce
  comp.sys.net-computer.advocacy
  comp.sys.net-computer.misc


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

|comp.sys.net-computer.announce	Announcements relating to Network Computers.

The charter (extracted from the newsgroup FAQ):

The content of posts to comp.sys.net-computer.announce should be
current, textual, information, and must relate to the Network Computer
(NC). This includes press releases and news items, as well as any
other topical announcements relating to Network Computers. The group
will also be used to distribute information relating to the
comp.sys.net-computer.* newsgroups, for example a FAQ.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-15     1st RFD
2007-03-28     2nd RFD/LCC
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