From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.anime.models,,news.announce.newgroups,,news.groups.proposals
Subject: RFD: reorganization of rec.arts.anime.* (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:44:39 -0700
Message-ID: <nan.20080313054439$>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   reorganization of rec.arts.anime.*

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the bulk creation of several 
Usenet newsgroups, as listed below:


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.

NEWSGROUPS:	Group will be removed.
rec.arts.anime.models	Group will be removed.	Group will be removed.


The summary of the discussion seemed fairly positive, and concluded months
ago.  The Board has taken the issue to a vote.

RATIONALE: reorganization of rec.arts.anime.*

First the numbers -- the first number is the total posts for the year 2007,
and the second number is the total posts for the month of December 2007.

rec.arts.anime.creative   133  4
rec.arts.anime.fandom   524  18   4  0   33  3
rec.arts.anime.marketplace   266  17
rec.arts.anime.models   55  2   64  5
[There were 10s of 1000s of posts in rec.arts.anime.misc last year.]

As can be seen by the above numbers, four newsgroups had less than 100 posts
in all of last year [2007]. is a moderated newsgroup
that had an unhealthy moderator that recently passed away, hence the low
traffic. Furthermore, there is some desire to retain the newsgroup, with the
addition of a new moderator(s) at a later date.

Of the remaining three, what little discussion there was previously in and, has migrated to
rec.arts.anime.misc. rec.arts.anime.models is mostly eBay ads with the rare
on-topic post garnering one to zero replies. Given the near absence of
on-topic traffic, I propose the removal of these three newsgroups.


All three were newgrouped as part of the second rec.arts.anime.*
sub-hierarchical reorganization on March 18, 1996.


No charter offered


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)


Rob Maxwell <>


2008-01-15     1st RFD
2008-03-12     2nd RFD/LCC