Nan:2010-03-07-mvi-soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation: soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 17:50:46 EST
Message-ID: <hn0un2$f2o$1@news.albasani.net>

              MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
              moderated group soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers is not functioning,
and may have been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and instal-
lation of a new moderator.  In practice, the Big-8 Management Board
considers the third alternative--changing the status of the group from
moderated to unmoderated--as likely to cause more harm than good.

RATIONALE:

A probe post to this group resulted in a bounce.

  pkpost@webchamps.com
    (generated from soc-religion-christian-promisekeepers@moderators.isc.org)
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<pkpost@webchamps.com>:
    host smtp.webchamps.com [75.60.79.76]: 550 Unknown user

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers	The Christian group Promise Keepers. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.CHRISTIAN.PROMISEKEEPERS

A moderated newsgroup which would provide a world wide forum for the
discussion of the principles, schedules of events, and activities of
the organization known as Promise Keepers, as well as discussing the
seven promises of the promisekeepers.

Types of articles accepted (but not limited to) Questions and
discussion about the seven promises, integrating them into daily life.

Types of articles not accepted (not limited to) Sermons, book reviews,
and commercial posts.

Moderation Policy:

The news group soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers will be moderated
for the purpose of ensuring that postings adhere to the purpose of the
New Group Charter, and the Approved Rules for Posting.

The Moderation will be solely for the purpose of maintaining orderly
discussions about Promise Keepers, and preventing:
  Profane or abusive language.
  Personal attacks on other posters.
  Crossposting.
  Large posts,  >300 lines.
  High Volume Postings,  >600 lines from any poster within 72 hours.
  Anonymous postings, or messages from invalid email addresses.

Postings which disagree with, or question the Promise Keepers will be
permitted as long as they adhere to the orderly discussion rules
above.

The moderators will require the postings to be in standard USENET
posting format, specifically

        (1) postings shall be legible
        (2) less than 50% quote text
        (3) less than 80 characters per line

as well as the above guidelines.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

soc.religion.christian.promisekeepers is a moderated newsgroup which passed
its vote for creation by 252:111 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on
6 Dec 1996.

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant
threads in that newsgroup.  

To this end, the followup header of this MVI has been set to 
news.groups.proposals.

For more information on the MVI process, please see 

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-02-27	Probe post
2010-03-07	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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