Nan:2007-05-11-rec.sport.cricket.info-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: rec.sport.cricket.info will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals,
 rec.sport.cricket, rec.sport.cricket.info
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 13:12:39 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                 rec.sport.cricket.info will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 03 May 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
rec.sport.cricket.info.

This group will be removed on 15 May 2007.


RATIONALE: remove rec.sport.cricket.info

The last approved message was in June 1999.  In September 2002, there
was discussion about reactivation of the group, but nothing came of
it.  Since the 1990's widespread access to the internet and WWW may
have made the group obsolete.

Alternatives include:

(1) Assignment of a new moderator.

(2) Removal of the newsgroup.

(3) Since the group was intended as a quality cricket information
service, with any follow on discussion happening in the unmoderated
rec.sport.cricket, it would not make sense to convert
rec.sport.cricket.info into an unmoderated group.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup rec.sport.cricket.info was created in July 1994 a
replacement for the group rec.sport.cricket.scores which had been
created in January 1992.  Approvals were moderately heavy with roughly
5 articles per day.  There were outages from August 1997 to October
1997, and from November 1998 to December 1998.  The last approval was
in June 1999.  In September 2002, there was discussion about possible
reactivation of the group, but nothing came of it.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  rec.sport.cricket.info
  rec.sport.cricket


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-15     1st RFD
2007-03-17     1st RFD (corrected)
2007-05-03     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-05-11     Results (passes)
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