Nan:2010-06-08-rfd-misc.activism.militia

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: 1st RFD: misc.activism.militia moderated (remove)
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:55:19 EDT
Message-ID: <humjdj$ibg$1@news.albasani.net>

              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group misc.activism.militia

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup misc.activism.militia.

RATIONALE:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2008-09-16. Probe messages showed no result.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

misc.activism.militia	Citizens bearing arms for the common defense. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.activism.militia

CHARTER OF MISC.ACTIVISM.MILITIA

The misc.activism.militia newsgroup will be open to discussion on
all aspects of organized and disorganized civilian firearms ownership
for the purposes of ensuring domestic tranquility and the protection
of the civil rights of all people.  This includes information on
training, organization, gunsmithing, purchasing and selling weapons
and ammunition and any other issues relevant to militias.  Also
included are any community-oriented volunteer policing activities.

This newsgroup is not for discussion of the politics of
gun ownership and use in general; any such posts should be
directed to talk.politics.guns.  All discussions on recreational
uses of firearms, and firearms in general, belong in rec.guns.
It is acceptable to discuss any and all issues related
directly to militias, including the ethics of militia
activities.

Messages containing encrypted material may not be posted on
misc.activism.militia.  Private email or a mailing list
should be used for this purpose.

Messages carrying out transactions or other material that may
be in violation of any law should never be sent on USENET,
as this brings risk of prosecution and harassment to all the
organizations responsible for its distribution.  This includes, but
is not limited to, illegal firearms or ammunition transactions,
threats of death or bodily harm, murder contracts, plots to
overthrow legitimate governments, and restricted distribution
information or data which you do not have permission to
distribute.  If it is your intent to do any of the above,
misc.activism.militia is an inappropriate forum.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

misc.activism.militia is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 668:234 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 2 Apr 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 misc.activism.militia 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:

2010-01-17	First probe post
2010-05-18	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-06-09	1st RFD
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