Nan:2009-12-13-rfd-comp-sys-mac-digest

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: 1st RFD: comp.sys.mac.digest moderated (remove)
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 17:50:34 EST
Message-ID: <hg3pg5$1e7$1@news.albasani.net>


              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group comp.sys.mac.digest

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.sys.mac.digest.

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

digest@info-mac.org
  (generated from comp-sys-mac-digest@moderators.isc.org)
  SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<digest@info-mac.org>:
  host mx2.sub2.homie.mail.dreamhost.com [208.97.132.87]:
  550 5.1.1 <digest@info-mac.org>: Recipient address rejected:
  User unknown in virtual alias table

Tom Harrington elaborated about the history of the group and suggested
that tidbits.com might be interested in the group.
Kathy Morgan investigated and received a negative reply.

>Message-ID: <tph-A83473.17071729112009@localhost>
>Message-ID: <1ja4bq4.iia4vu18zlm3kN%kmorgan@spamcop.net>

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.sys.mac.digest	Apple Macintosh: info&uses, but no programs. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.sys.mac.digest

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.MAC.DIGEST

Group submission address:   digest@info-mac.org
Moderator contact address:  gordon@info-mac.org (Gordon Watts)

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.sys.mac.digest is a moderated newsgroup which predates the
news.announce.newgroups voting process.

Oldest archived control message is dated 1991-05-23.

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.sys.mac.digest are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

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
2009-11-29	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2009-12-13	1st RFD
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