Nan:2010-04-19-rfd-soc.religion.sikhism

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: soc.religion.sikhism moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:03:42 EDT
Message-ID: <hqht5g$f49$1@news.albasani.net>

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

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup soc.religion.sikhism.

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 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.sikhism 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
2010-04-04	2nd RFD
2010-04-19	LCC
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