Nan:2009-11-01-mvi-comp-lang-visual

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.lang.visual
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 11:03:14 EST
Message-ID: <hck7bv$c41$1@news.albasani.net>

              MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
              moderated group comp.lang.visual

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.lang.visual is not functioning, and may have
been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and instal-
lation of a new moderator.  In practice, the Big-8 Management Board
considers the third alternative--changing the status of the group from
moderated to unmoderated--as likely to cause more harm than good.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.lang.visual	General discussion of visual programming languages. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.lang.visual

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>

CHARTER OF COMP.LANG.VISUAL

    A forum for general discussion of visual programming languages.  A
working definition of visual programming languages is posted in the
regular comp.lang.visual FAQ.  Non-visual aspects of the Visual Basic and
Visual C++ environments, products of Microsoft, Inc., are not legal
discussion topics for comp.lang.visual.
    This is a moderation of the existing group comp.lang.visual.

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

<comp-lang-visual@moderators.isc.org>: host
    moderators.individual.net[130.133.4.7] said: 550 all relevant MX records
    point to non-existent hosts (in reply to RCPT TO command)

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.lang.visual is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 359:24 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 14 Dec 1994.

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation 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.

For more information on the MVI process, please see 

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29	Probe post bounced
2009-11-01	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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