Nan:2007-06-08-comp.research.japan-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.research.japan moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, comp.research.japan,
 news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:22:32 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                       remove comp.research.japan

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.research.japan.


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.research.japan

The last approved article was in April 2000.  The newsgrooup was run
by the JapanCS project in the Department of Computer Science at The
University of Arizona.  The JapanCS Project effectively ended in May
2000.

In response to an e-mail query, the last moderator wrote, "No reason
to keep the newsgroup as far as I can see.  It served its purpose well
in its day, but as you note, most of the material we used to post is
online these days."


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.research.japan was created in December 1990, and
was active until April 2000, averaging roughly one article per day.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.research.japan


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

comp.research.japan	The nature of research in Japan.

The charter (from the newsgroup's web page):

The USENET newsgroup comp.research.japan, run by the JapanCS project
in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Arizona, is
an electronic forum devoted to Japanese research developments in
computing and computer science. The basic purpose of this electronic
forum is to increase the awareness of Japanese computing and CS by
providing a forum for publicizing this work and for subsequent
discussions.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-05-03     1st RFD
2007-06-09     2nd RFD/LCC
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