Nan:2009-11-25-rfd-comp-software-shareware-users

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From: kmorgan@spamcop.net (Kathy Morgan)
Subject: RFD: Remove comp.software.shareware.users
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 08:05:28 EST
Message-ID: <1j9p8a9.s47ulj1l0jubrN%kmorgan@spamcop.net>


              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
        Remove moderated group comp.software.shareware.users

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.software.shareware.users.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.software.shareware.users   Use of shareware. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.software.shareware.users

PROPONENT:

Kathy I. Morgan <kmorgan@aptalaska.net>, moderator of the group

CHARTER OF COMP.SOFTWARE.SHAREWARE.USERS:

This is a moderated newsgroup, intended for discussion related to the
use of shareware software.  Without limitation, acceptable postings
may relate to:

  Support questions.
  Bugs, fixes and workarounds.
  Usage tips.
  Shareware reviews and comparisons.

Binary postings are not acceptable, although pointers to binary
postings in appropriate binaries groups are.  Commercial
advertisements are not acceptable.  Cross-posting between this
newsgroup and other comp.software.shareware.* newsgroups is not
acceptable.

RATIONALE:

This group has always been very low traffic, and there have been only
two marginally ontopic submissions since May. In February there was one
ontopic post. There was an ontopic question posted in April, and another
in early May, neither of which was answered. Prior to that flurry, it
had been a year since there had been an ontopic post.  

I also moderate comp.software.shareware.announce and
comp.software.shareware.authors.  Historically, posts that would be
appropriate for css.users are first posted to css.authors.  At this time
they are rejected with the suggestion that the post be resubmitted to
css.users.  If css.users is removed, submissions currently on topic for
css.users would be accepted for css.authors.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.software.shareware.users is a moderated newsgroup which passed its
vote for creation by 322:29 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 22
Sep 1998.

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup
should subscribe to news: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.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to 
news.groups.proposals.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.

For more information on the newsgroup removal process, please see 

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24      First RFD

-- 
Kathy Morgan, Moderator of csm.programmer.info
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