Nan:2010-03-07-mvi-soc.religion.sikhism

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation: soc.religion.sikhism
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 17:50:40 EST
Message-ID: <hn0uo2$f41$1@news.albasani.net>

              MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
              moderated group soc.religion.sikhism

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup soc.religion.sikhism 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.

  sikh-sub@acpub.duke.edu
    (generated from soc-religion-sikhism@moderators.isc.org)
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<sikh-sub@acpub.duke.edu>:
    host mx.oit.duke.edu [152.3.189.28]: 550 <sikh-sub@acpub.duke.edu>:
    Recipient address rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

soc.religion.sikhism	Sikh Religion and Sikhs all over the world. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.sikhism
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.SIKHISM

soc.religion.sikhism is intended to be a moderated newsgroup to carry
informative articles and discussions about Sikh Religion [Sikhism] and
Sikh people [the Sikhs]. The topics intended to be covered by the newsgroup
will be relevant to Sikhism and Sikhs and include, but are not limited to:

o Teachings, Philosophy and  Practice of Sikhism.
o History of Sikhism and the Sikhs.
o Sri Guru Grahth Sahib Ji.
o Gurbani, and Literature related to Sikhism and Sikhs.
o News and current issues relating to Sikhism and Sikhs.
o Information about resources, pilgrimage, conferences  and other
  related endeavors.
o Specific queries of possible wide interest.

    The moderators will ensure that the postings are relevant to Sikhism
and free from verbal abuse, name calling and flames.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

soc.religion.sikhism is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 501:44 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 1 May 1995.

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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