Nan:2010-05-17-lcc-comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RFD: comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 18:59:31 EDT
Message-ID: <hssgob$28f$1@news.albasani.net>

              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce.

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 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 comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce 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:

2009-11-24	First probe post
2010-04-04	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-04-19	1st RFD
2010-05-03	2nd RFD
2010-05-17	LCC
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