Nan:2007-03-29-news.software.anu-news-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: news.software.anu-news will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, comp.os.vms,
 news.software.anu-news
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 18:50:31 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                 news.software.anu-news will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 23 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 news.software.anu-news.

This group will be removed on 03 Apr 2007.


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


PROPONENT: 

Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-09     1st RFD
2007-03-23     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-03-29     Results (passes)
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