Nan:2010-06-08-rfd-news.announce.important

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: 1st RFD: news.announce.important moderated (change moderator or remove)
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 23:01:44 EDT
Message-ID: <humjdp$ic9$1@news.albasani.net>

              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group news.announce.important

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to change moderators of
newsgroup news.announce.important, or to remove this group.

RATIONALE:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2002-02-02. A probe message resulted in a bounce.

  news-announce-important@mhorton.net
    (generated from news-announce-important@moderators.isc.org)
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<news-announce-important@mhorton.net>:
    host mhorton.net [72.167.30.173]: 550 sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.7.17)

Kathy Morgan volunteered to moderate the group.

  Message-ID: <1jipmy5.mebhdrhfxsf2N%kmorgan@spamcop.net>

Charles Lindsey and Steve Bonine suggested that the B8MB should manage
news.announce.important. According to Paul W. Schleck it is no problem
to add the group to the existing STUMP installation.

Theo Markettos, David E. Ross and Steve Bonine expressed doubts about
the usefulness of a group that received 54 submissions in 15 years.

  Message-ID: <X5t*j7k-s@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

news.announce.important	General announcements of interest to all. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
news.announce.important
news.misc

CHARTER OF NEWS.ANNOUNCE.IMPORTANT

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 news.announce.important are:
- appoint Kathy Morgan as new moderator
- add the group to the list of groups managed by the B8MB
- 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:

2010-04-05	Probe post
2010-05-18	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-06-09	1st RFD
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