Nan:2010-08-09-mvi-rec.pets.cats.announce

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation: rec.pets.cats.announce
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:24:31 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4qp$tnu$1@news.albasani.net>

              MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
              moderated group rec.pets.cats.announce

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup rec.pets.cats.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:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2006-23-12. A probe message resulted in a bounce.

  rpd-info@netcom.com
    (generated from rec-pets-cats-announce@moderators.isc.org)
    SMTP error from remote mail server after
    RCPT TO:<rpd-info@netcom.com>: host mx2.mindspring.com
    [207.69.189.218]: 550 rpd-info@netcom.com...User unknown

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

rec.pets.cats.announce	Informational postings, FAQ's regarding cats. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
rec.pets.cats.announce
rec.pets.cats.misc

CHARTER OF REC.PETS.CATS.ANNOUNCE

This moderated group is meant for quick access to informational
postings covering all areas of cat ownership. Postings to this
group will include, but not be limited to:

     o FAQ's about various breeds and their characteristics
     o FAQ's regarding care and feeding of domestic cats
     o Catnames List
     o Announcements of shows, gatherings of interest and
       upcoming events.

Appropriate FAQ's already cleared for news.answers will be found
here as will those that were regularly posted in rec.pets.cats.
Announcements of new email lists are appropriate and acceptable.
Postings will occur approximately every 4 weeks with the
"Intro-FAQ" containing pointers to the  regular FAQ's appearing
weekly.

Moderation policies:

Reader-supplied FAQs and informational postings on any feline
related topic are welcomed and will be posted subject to
moderator approval. Submissions related to medical matters are
referred to veterinary professionals for confirmation of accuracy
before posting.

No discussions are allowed on this group.

Commercial advertising in general is prohibited.

Cross-posting is not allowed. "Followup-To:" will be set to
POSTER on all postings.

With the exception of PGP (and any other similar schemes) keys,
no binaries  are allowed in this group. Binaries should be posted
in the appropriate binary group with a short message directing
the reader to the file location posted here.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

rec.pets.cats.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 339:81 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 22 Feb 1997.

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/wiki/Moderator_Vacancy_Investigations

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-05-20	Probe post
2010-08-09	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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