Nan:2007-04-17-comp.sys.next.announce-announce

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: comp.sys.next.announce will be removed
Newsgroups: comp.sys.next.misc, comp.sys.next.advocacy,
 comp.sys.next.announce, news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:56:25 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                 comp.sys.next.announce will be removed

  The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 04 Apr 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 comp.sys.next.announce.

This group will be removed on 23 Apr 2007.


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


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-23     1st RFD
2007-04-04     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-04-17     Results (passes)
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