Nan:2010-08-23-rfd-soc.women.lesbian-and-bi

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From: Alexander Bartolich <alexander.bartolich@gmx.at>
Subject: 1st RFD: soc.women.lesbian-and-bi moderated (remove)
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 02:00:39 EDT
Message-ID: <i4smu3$e5k$1@news.albasani.net>

              REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              moderated group soc.women.lesbian-and-bi

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup soc.women.lesbian-and-bi.

RATIONALE:

Ayana Craven replied to a probe post, stating that there's still a
moderator, but that the group has been dead for several years.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

soc.women.lesbian-and-bi	Lives of lesbian and bisexual women. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.women.lesbian-and-bi
soc.women

CHARTER OF SOC.WOMEN.LESBIAN-AND-BI

The group soc.women.lesbian-and-bi will be a forum for the discussion
of the lives of lesbian and bisexual women. The universe of potential
discourse will be limited only by the requirement of relevance and the
norm of civility.  Contributors need not, of course, themselves be
lesbian or bisexual women. Any submission satisfying the requirements
of relevance and civility and conforming to the group's moderation
policy will be accepted for posting.  Certain topics are clearly
inappropriate for this newsgroup. In particular, generalized political
or religious discussion of the legitimacy of the gay rights movement
or of same-sex orientation or conduct is beyond the scope of this
newsgroup. Other exclusions will be in accordance with the Moderator's
Handbook and policies developed in reliance thereon by the group's
moderators.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

soc.women.lesbian-and-bi is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 458:56 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 14 Aug 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 this removal process three formal announcements are posted
(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.women.lesbian-and-bi are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the removal process, please see 

http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Group_Removal_FAQ

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-08-09	Probe post
2010-08-23	1st RFD
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