Nan:2009-04-27-news.admin.net-abuse-mva

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From: tskirvin@killfile.org (Tim Skirvin)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,news.admin.net-abuse.policy,news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins,news.admin.net-abuse.sightings
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Announcement: news.admin.net-abuse.*
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:14:51 EDT
Message-ID: <tskirvin.20090427064305$3057@vulture.killfile.org>

                 Moderation Vacancy Announcement (MVA)
                   news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins
                     news.admin.net-abuse.policy
                   news.admin.net-abuse.sightings

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


RATIONALE: 

I (Tim Skirvin) wish to shortly step down as the moderator of most of the
news.admin.net-abuse.* moderated groups.  The groups are still well-used
(.sightings, .bulletins) or at least useful (.policy), but somebody else
needs take care of them (and, likely, work to revitalize them).  A
reorganization may also make sense, but again, I'm not the one to bring
about these changes.

Please note that news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not affected by this
proposal.


HISTORY: 

An inquiry into potential new moderators of NANAP and NANAS was posted 
to news.admin.net-abuse.policy several days ago.  NANAB was added to the
list after discussions with Dave Barr, its moderator-of-record.

All of these groups were created as part of the 1996 news.admin.net-abuse.*
reorganization.  They were intended to allow for regular/automated
announcements about action taken against net-abuse (.bulletins), moderated
discussion of net-abuse topics (.policy), and searchable reports of
network abuse (.sightings).

A few relevant links:

  http://groups.google.com/group/news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins/about
  http://groups.google.com/group/news.admin.net-abuse.sightings/about
  http://groups.google.com/group/news.admin.net-abuse.policy/about

  ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/news/news.admin.net-abuse-reorg

Also, there is a news.admin.announce MVA currently in progress.  


PROCEDURE: 

The Big-8 Management Board has determined that the above listed newsgroups
need 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 moderators, unmoderate 
the newsgroups, or remove the newsgroups 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 current charters for the group are at:

    http://wiki.killfile.org/projects/usenet/nana/

The relevant first paragraph of each group:

    news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins is a moderated forum for bulletins
    of action taken against net abuse. Appropriate subjects include
    cancellation notices (EMP/ECP, spew, binary, and others), status
    reports from individual systems concerning action taken against
    abusers, results of tracking campaigns, "rogue site" declarations, and
    the like.

    news.admin.net-abuse.policy is a moderated forum for discussion of
    policy and site-management issues related to net abuse. Possible
    topics include Acceptable Use Policies, what actions should be taken
    against abusers, discussion of third-party cancel messages, possible
    actions against abusive sites such as rogue site declarations,
    discussion of what is and is not net abuse, and so forth.

    news.admin.net-abuse.sightings is a forum for reports of sightings
    of net abuse. It is a robomoderated forum, allowing only properly
    formatted posts. Followups are required to be set strictly out of the
    group and into the appropriate group in the news.admin.net-abuse.*
    hierarchy.



PROPONENT: 

Tim Skirvin <tskirvin@killfile.org>


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)
  news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins (moderated)
  news.admin.net-abuse.policy (moderated)
  news.admin.net-abuse.sightings (moderated)


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2009-04-26     MVA
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