Nan:2007-04-27-comp.sys.mac.programmer.info-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sys.mac.programmer.info moderated
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, comp.sys.mac.programmer.help,
 comp.sys.mac.programmer.info, news.groups.proposals, comp.sys.mac.announce
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 17:10:13 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                  remove comp.sys.mac.programmer.info

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sys.mac.programmer.info.


RATIONALE: remove comp.sys.mac.programmer.info

The last approved article was in March 2000.  Over the last year year
of activity approvals were infrequent, with only 17 in the last 12
months.

Alternatively to removal, the group could be assigned a new moderator.
Kathy Morgan has volunteered to moderate if there is interest in
reviving the group.

As an announcement group, conversion to an unmoderated status is not
appropriate.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.sys.mac.programmer.info was created as part of a
re-organization of the comp.sys.mac.programmer (CSMP) hierarchy in
November 1994 that created CSMP.help, CSMP.info, CSMP.tools, and
renamed comp.sys.mac.programmer to CSMP.misc.

The comp.sys.mac.programmer (CSMP) sub-hierarchy had its origin with
the creation of comp.sys.mac.programmer in March 1988 (the 4th group
in the comp.sys.mac hierarchy).   CSMP.codewarrior was added in August
1994.  3 groups, including CSMP.info were added in November 1994 (see
above).  CSMP.games was added in October 1995.

There were generally 10 to 20 approvals per month in
comp.sys.mac.programmer.info, from its creation in November 1994 until
March 1999 (4-1/2 years).  Over the last year, approvals were
infrequent (17 total), with the last in March 2000.


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

comp.sys.mac.programmer.info	Frequently requested information.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

A moderated newsgroup for posting FAQ's, digests, convention and
release announcements, "columns" by developers and industry insiders,
contact information, reviews, bulletins and any frequently requested
information relating to development for the Macintosh computer system.


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
  comp.sys.mac.programmer.info
  comp.sys.mac.programmer.help
  comp.sys.mac.announce

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  comp.sys.mac.databases
  comp.sys.mac.graphics
  comp.sys.mac.hypercard
  comp.sys.mac.oop.powerplant
  comp.sys.mac.programmer.codewarrior
  comp.sys.mac.programmer.misc
  comp.sys.mac.programmer.tools
  comp.sys.mac.scitech
  comp.infosystems.www.servers.mac
  comp.lang.forth.mac
  comp.unix.aux
  comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


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