Nan:2007-04-04-comp.sys.next.announce-lcc

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Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.sys.next.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:44:52 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070404144452$0de2@killfile.org>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove comp.sys.next.announce

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

The last approved message was in January 2000.  NeXT sold their
hardware business in 1993, and were acquired by Apple in 1996.  Any
announcements about legacy hardware and software may be made in the
unmoderated groups of the comp.sys.next.* hierarchy.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.sys.next.announce was created in July 1991 as part
of the reoranization of the comp.sys.next.* (CSN) hierarchy that
included creation of CSN.announce, CSN.sysadmin, CSN.programmer, and
CSN.misc (a rename of comp.sys.next).  CSN.advocacy, CSN.bugs,
CSN.hardware, CSN.marketplace, and CSN.software were created in
subsequent reorganizations.

Traffic peaked at a high of around 3 articles per day in 1993 and
1994, and gradually declined to slightly less one per day by 1999. The
last approvals were in January 2000.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.sys.next.announce
  comp.sys.next.advocacy
  comp.sys.next.misc


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

|comp.sys.next.announce	Announcements related to the NeXT computer system.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

This group is for NeXT computer related announcements.  This includes,
but is not limited to user group meeting announcements, new products
relating specifically to the NeXT machine, and other information
announcements (such as the FAQ).


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-23     1st RFD
2007-04-04     2nd RFD/LCC
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