Nan:2007-04-04-rec.games.computer.doom.announce-rfd

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Subject: RFD: remove rec.games.computer.doom.announce moderated
From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:47:30 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070404144729$08bb@killfile.org>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                remove rec.games.computer.doom.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup rec.games.computer.doom.announce.


RATIONALE: remove rec.games.computer.doom.announce

The last approved regular article was in April 2000, with FAQs being
posted until September 2000.  There had been an earlier interruption
that lasted from May 1997 until August 1998.  After the restart,
approvals were typically only 1 or 2 per month.  Traffic in the entire
rec.games.computer.doom.* hierarchy is extremely low, with fewer than
100 articles total in the past 12 months.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup rec.games.computer.doom.announce was created in November
1994 as part of the creation of the rec.games.computer.doom.* (RGCD)
hierarchy.  The entire hierarchy, including RGCD.announce,
RGCD.editing, RGCD.help, RGCD.playing, and RGCD.misc were created at
the same time.

Traffic was extremely high for an announcement group with around 3
approved articles per day, with some decline over the next few years.
Approvals were interrupted in May 1997.  Moderation restarted in
August 1998, but approvals other FAQs were light, less than 5 articles
per month.  The last approval of a regular article was in April 2000.
FAQs continued to be posted until September 2000.


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

rec.games.computer.doom.announce	Info/FAQs/reviews about DOOM.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

The sort of postings likely to be to be approved by the moderator are
general announcements that are interesting to the broad spectrum of
DOOM players.  Examples of these types of articles are:

   - Anything from id Software
   - New PWAD and LMP announcements
   - Announcements of new versions of utilities like DEU and DEHACKED
   - Tourney announcements
   - FTP site news (downtime, user limits, etc)
   - FAQs and similarly informative documents
   - Reviews of user-written PWADs


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.games.computer.doom.announce
  rec.games.computer.doom.misc
  rec.games.computer.doom.editing


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-04-04     1st RFD
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