Nan:2009-08-05-news.admin.net-abuse-result

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: news.admin.net-abuse.* reorganization
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 21:05:57 EDT
Message-ID: <6KudnUGGUu5-duTXnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@supernews.com>


                                 RESULT
                   reorganization of news.admin.net-abuse.*

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by consensus to follow the
recommendations of the existing moderator, to wit:

  news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins will be removed on 11 Aug 2009.

  news.admin.net-abuse.policy will be moderated by Kathy Morgan 
  <kmorgan@aptalaska.net>.  The transfer will complete on 11 Aug 2009.

  news.admin.net-abuse.sightings will be removed on 11 Aug 2009.


NEWSGROUPS:

news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins      Group will be removed.
news.admin.net-abuse.policy         Moderator will become Kathy Morgan.
news.admin.net-abuse.sightings      Group will be removed.

RATIONALE: 

Tim Skirvin wishes 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 he is 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


PROCEDURE: 

A Moderator Vacancy Announcement was posted on 27 April 2009.  This process is documented here:

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

The Board plans to appoint Kathy Morgan as new moderator for news.admin.net-abuse.policy.  Discussion in that group showed that
users find the other groups useful but no acceptable candidates volunteered for the other groups so the Board plans to remove
news.admin.net-abuse.sightings and news.admin.net-abuse.bulletins entirely. 

The followup header of this post has been set to news.groups.proposals. 

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     Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2009-08-05     Result Announcement
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