Nan:2010-04-04-mvi-comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 16:53:32 EDT
Message-ID: <hpaj9u$5ei$1@news.albasani.net>

              MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
              moderated group comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce 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:

Probe posts showed no result. According to Google's archive the last
regular post was approved on 2006-08-16.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce	Delphi related announcements. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce
comp.lang.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.LANG.PASCAL.DELPHI.ANNOUNCE

A moderated newsgroup for the posting of announcements and information
relating to Borland Delphi.  This includes one-shot announcements such
as:

     New/revised components, libraries and tools for Delphi
     Publication of books and magazines on using Delphi
     Web and FTP sites devoted to Delphi
     Users-group formation and meetings

In addition periodic postings such as Delphi FAQs, FAQ pointers and
HOWTOs are encouraged.

Among the types of article not appropriate for posting are employment
related announcements or articles containing binaries or significant
amounts of source code.  In all cases, follow ups are to be directed
elsewhere in the comp.lang.pascal.delphi.* hierarchy.

The purpose of moderation is to keep the group within its fairly
narrow charter.  Follow ups and other general posts are to be rejected
with a pointer to a more suitable group.  It is also the moderator's
duty to verify the URLs of Web and FTP sites to confirm that they are
reachable and contain Delphi related material.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its
vote for creation by 219:21 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on
12 Apr 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:

2009-11-24	First probe post
2010-04-04	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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