Nan:2007-08-02-sci.finance.abstracts-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: remove sci.finance.abstracts moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: sci.econ, sci.finance.abstracts, news.announce.newgroups,
 news.groups.proposals, misc.invest.technical
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 15:15:09 -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.


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 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.


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)


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|sci.finance.abstracts	Abstracts of unpublished finance working papers.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


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-07-17     1st RFD
2007-08-02     2nd RFD/LCc
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