Nan:2007-07-17-sci.finance.abstracts-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove sci.finance.abstracts moderated
Newsgroups: sci.econ, sci.finance.abstracts, news.announce.newgroups,
 news.groups.proposals, misc.invest.technical
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 09:26:49 -0500
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                      remove sci.finance.abstracts

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup sci.finance.abstracts.


RATIONALE: remove sci.finance.abstracts

The last approval was in October 2000, and approvals were quite
infrequent over the three previous years (1998-2000).  In the total
active lifetime of the group, about 80 articles were approved, with
half of those in the first six months after the group was created.

More general access to the WWW has made the group superfluous, and the
last moderator agreed there was no purpose in keeping the newsgroup
around.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup sci.finance.abstracts was created in June 1996.  The
Google archive has 78 approved, non-FAQ articles, with half in the
last 6 months of 1996, and most of the rest in 1997.  The final two
articles were approved in August and October 2006, after a gap of
almost two years.


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

|sci.finance.abstracts	Abstracts of unpublished finance working papers.

The charter (from the CFV):

This is a newsgroup for the posting of abstracts of up to 250 words
(and instructions for requesting or downloading the full working
paper) of unpublished original theoretical and empirical research on:

        Corporate Finance
        Financial Markets
        Investments
        Options, Futures and other Derivative Securities
        Insurance
        Banking and Financial Intermediation
        Other topics in Finance
        Related topics in Accounting, Economics and Applied Statistics


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 (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)
  sci.finance.abstracts (moderated)
  sci.econ
  misc.invest.technical

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  sci.econ.research (moderated)


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-07-17     1st RFD
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