Nan:2010-02-22-rfd-misc.predictions.registry

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: 2nd RFD: misc.predictions.registry moderated (remove)
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:36:01 EST
Message-ID: <hls7n9$pk5$1@news.albasani.net>


              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group misc.predictions.registry

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup misc.predictions.registry.

RATIONALE:

A probe post was answered by Kevin D. Quitt. He says there have been no
legitimate posts since 4-Mar-2008 and resigned.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

misc.predictions.registry	Predictions of the future. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.predictions.registry

CHARTER OF MISC.PREDICTIONS.REGISTRY

  The misc.predictions.registry newsgroup is chartered for
  the reporting of spontaneous premonitions experienced by
  individuals, predictions made more consciously by any of
  the various methods of divination, and predictions made
  by astrological methods. They come under the umbrella
  of the area usually known as the "paranormal".

  These should be of the kind that concern things that can
  be read about in the newspapers later in order to verify
  them; personal premonitions about family, although a
  fertile ground and equally valid cannot easily be verified
  and are therefore not suitable.

  Misc.predictions.registry is not the place to discuss
  theories about the paranormal or for advertisements.

  Discussion of matters relating to the paranormal in general
  should take place in alt.paranormal; those with a sceptical
  view of the validity of the premonition experience should
  voice their views on sci.skeptic.

  Commercial advertisements are not appropriate in this group.

  Binaries are not appropriate to this group.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

misc.predictions.registry is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 159:46 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 26 Dec 1997.

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 misc.predictions.registry 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:

2010-01-17	Probe post
2010-01-24	Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2010-02-06	1st RFD
2010-02-21	2nd RFD
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