Nan:2007-06-12-comp.sys.mac.programmer.info-mva

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Announcement: comp.sys.mac.programmer.info
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: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:51:18 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                 Moderation Vacancy Announcement (MVA)
                      comp.sys.mac.programmer.info

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA), initiated after the
moderator of the above-listed moderated newsgroup has been found to be 
absent.  The goal of this process is to find a new moderator for the group.


DISCUSSION:

Kathy Morgan indicated her willingness to moderate the newsgroup, to
be hosted by Brian Edmonds on his Robomod site.

The last (current) moderators of comp.sys.mac.programmer.info stated
(by e-mail) that they were agreeable to Kathy Morgan becoming the
moderator.

My recommendation is that the moderatorship be transferred to Kathy
Morgan.  If after some time, it is determined that the lack of
activity is due to a lack of submissions, rather than lack of someone
willing to approve submissions, the group may be removed.


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.


PROCEDURE: 

The Big-8 Management Board has determined that the above listed newsgroup 
needs a new moderator, and has decided to proceed with a Moderator Vacancy
Announcement.  This process is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

In short, the Board plans to either appoint a new moderator, unmoderate 
the newsgroup, or remove the newsgroup entirely. 

The followup header of this post has been set to news.groups.proposals. 
To discuss the issues affecting the group, to propose a new moderator, or
to provide information regarding the current moderator, please respond to
this thread in news.groups.proposals.  If you are interested in the
continued existence of this newsgroup, please also indicate that interest
in the news.groups.proposals.  If you would like to volunteer to moderate
this newsgroup, please post your credentials in response to this message.

For more information on the Big-8 Management Board, please see:

  http://www.big-8.org/


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.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


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


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-04-27     1st RFD
2007-06-12     Moderator Vacancy Announcement
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