Nan:2010-03-19-result-comp.lang.java.announce

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: comp.lang.java.announce will be removed
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:40:59 EDT
Message-ID: <ho0gb9$571$1@news.albasani.net>comp.lang.misc:50960

                              RESULT
              comp.lang.java.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-03-07 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.lang.java.announce.

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

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

<comp-lang-java-announce@moderators.isc.org>: host
  moderators.individual.net[130.133.4.7] said: 550 Unrouteable address (in
  reply to RCPT TO command)

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.lang.java.announce	Announcements re the Java System. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.lang.java.announce
comp.lang.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.LANG.JAVA.ANNOUNCE

  This moderated, low-volume group is for Java-related announcements,
  including:

    o  new releases of software
       (compilers, development kits, browsers, etc.)
    o  new publicly accessible applets
    o  events (user group meetings, conferences, etc.)
    o  new packages or announcements of official specification changes.

  This is not a discussion group (posts that are likely to generate
  discussion should have follow-ups set to one of the other Java groups).

  Moderation policy:

  The intent of moderation is to ensure this is a low-noise group, and to
  prevent excessive advertising by any single company.  Posts announcing
  commercial products are acceptable, providing they are kept to a
  reasonable frequency.
  It is not appropriate to post binary classfiles or long source listings
  on any of these groups. Instead, the post should reference a WWW or FTP
  site (short source snippets to demonstrate a particular point or problem
  are fine).

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.lang.java.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 491:38 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 11 Jun 1996.

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-01-19	Probe post
2010-01-24	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-02-06	1st RFD
2010-02-21	2nd RFD
2010-03-07	LCC
2010-03-19	RESULT
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