Nan:2010-01-09-RFD-sci-psychology-consciousness

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: sci.psychology.consciousness moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 20:00:13 EST
Message-ID: <hib3ui$36a$1@news.albasani.net>


              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group sci.psychology.consciousness

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup sci.psychology.consciousness.

RATIONALE:

Russ Allbery has been running an autoresponder on the submission address
for sci.psychology.consciousness, telling people to use the corresponding
PSYCHE-D mailing list instead (which was gated to the newsgroup).

According to http://www.lsoft.com/SCRIPTS/WL.EXE?XH=LISTSERV.UH.EDU
this mailing does not exist anymore. Looking at groups.google.com reveals
that the newsgroup was unsubscribed from the mailing list in 2006 and
there has been zero traffic in the moderated newsgroup since then, except
for one bit of forge-approved spam.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

sci.psychology.consciousness	On the nature of consciousness. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
sci.psychology.consciousness

CHARTER OF SCI.PSYCHOLOGY.CONSCIOUSNESS

 This newsgroup is for academic discussion of the nature of
 consciousness and its relation to the brain.  While centered in the
 area of psychology, relevant perspectives may be afforded from
 related disciplines including but not limited to philosophy,
 cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and
 anthropology.  The newsgroup will be gatewayed with the mailing list,
 PSYCHE-D.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

sci.psychology.consciousness is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote
for creation by 124:23 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 6 Jun 1995.

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 sci.psychology.consciousness 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:

2010-01-01	Moderator resigns
2010-01-02	Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2010-01-10	LCC
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