Nan:2009-12-13-lcc-comp-archives-msdos-announce

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: comp.archives.msdos.announce moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:25:50 EST
Message-ID: <hg3q9m$2p2$1@news.albasani.net>


              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group comp.archives.msdos.announce

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.archives.msdos.announce.

RATIONALE:

The moderators of comp.archives.msdos.announce, Keith Petersen and Timo
Salmi, have resigned.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.archives.msdos.announce	Announcements about MSDOS archives. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.archives.msdos.announce

CHARTER OF COMP.ARCHIVES.MSDOS.ANNOUNCE

       This moderated newsgroup is for the upload announcements and
    related information from MSDOS FTP sites with PD and shareware
    material.  The subjects include the upload announcements via the
    MSDOS FTP site moderators, the MSDOS sites' periodical summaries,
    potential policy statements and downtime warnings, and the MSDOS FTP
    site moderators' reports about the connectivity problems with their
    archive sites.  Unix announcements conform only if they directly
    relate to transferring or handling the MSDOS material from the MSDOS
    FTP sites. 

    The purpose of comp.archives.msdos.announce is to be a ONE-WAY
    channel for MSDOS upload announcements which the moderators handle,
    and other one-way, occasional information relating to MSDOS FTP
    sites.  The moderators will therefore not be handling users'
    discussion material, questions, and replies.  The unmoderated
    comp.archives.msdos.d newsgroup will cover that aspect. 

                Other FTP site moderators are welcome to help in the 
                joint moderation of this newsgroup.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.archives.msdos.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 939:44 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 8 Dec 1992.

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup 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.

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for comp.archives.msdos.announce are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVA process, please see 

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29      Probe post
2009-10-30      Resignation sent in response
2009-11-01	Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2009-11-15	1st RFD
2009-11-29	2nd RFD
2009-12-13	LCC
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