Nan:2009-12-20-result-comp-software-shareware-users

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From: board@big-8.org (Big 8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: comp.software.shareware.users will be removed
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 21:53:00 EST
Message-ID: <1jb15pl.1awc8161dmq7tcN%board@big-8.org>


                           RESULT
             comp.software.shareware.users will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2009-12-14 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by vote to remove moderated group
comp.software.shareware.users.

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 9-1-0

The group will be removed on 23 December 2009.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

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

DISTRIBUTION:

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

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.

Since posting of the 1st RFD for removal on 2009-11-24, no one has
expressed any interest in the group.

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.

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24      First RFD
2009-12-13      LCC
2009-12-20      RESULT
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