Nan:2010-03-21-rfd-soc.religion.christian

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: 1st RFD: soc.religion.christian moderated (change moderator or remove)
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 17:17:00 EDT
Message-ID: <ho610e$ogt$1@news.albasani.net>

              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group soc.religion.christian

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to change moderators of
newsgroup soc.religion.christian, or to remove this group.

RATIONALE:

According to David Kleinecke the group has stopped functioning.
The last post was approved on 2009-09-30.
A probe post showed no result.

David Kleinecke sent a mail in which he volunteered to take over moderation.
Timothy Sutter wrote in news.groups.proposals that is willing to moderate it.
  Message-ID: <4BA55798.873@lycos.com>

Perceived shortcomings of these offers:
- moderation team too small
- no policy for replacement of inactive members
- no concept for moderaton/revival of group
- no details on technical implementation

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

soc.religion.christian	Christianity and related topics. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

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

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.CHRISTIAN

n/a

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

The first recorded newgroup control is dated 1991-05-23.
It contained a tagline but no charter.

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 soc.religion.christian are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

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
2010-03-21	1st RFD
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