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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation: rec.humor.funny and rec.humor.funny.reruns
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 12:08:53 EST
Message-ID: <8np9r7FhkmU1@mid.individual.net>

               MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
     moderated groups rec.humor.funny and rec.humor.funny.reruns

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroups rec.humor.funny and rec.humor.funny.reruns are not 
functioning and may have been abandoned by their moderators.

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function, 
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection of a new 
moderator.  The Big-8 Management Board considers the alternative of 
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 post approved to rec.humor.funny 
was on 30 July 2009 and for rec.humor.funny.reruns the last post was 
April 7, 2008 (excluding automatic submissions). Probe messages resulted 
in no response for either newsgroup.

NEWSGROUPS LINES:

rec.humor.funny	Jokes that are funny (in the moderator's opinion). 
(Moderated)
rec.humor.funny.reruns	Reposts of rec.humor.funny archive material. 
(Moderated)

HISTORY OF THE GROUPS:

Web site http://www.netfunny.com/ chronicles the history of 
rec.humor.funny, indicating that it was created on August 7, 1987 by 
Brad Templeton.

Rec.humor.funny.reruns passed its vote 390:19 on 12 December 1996.

CHARTER OF REC.HUMOR.FUNNY.RERUNS

Rec.humor.funny.reruns is intended to be an auto-moderated newsgroup
in which the contents of the RHF archive are posted.  The moderator
determines the selection policy to ensure minimum repetition, and he
sets the posting rate as he sees fit.

Jokes which appeared in RHF but were subsequently identified as being
copyrighted will be excluded from rec.humor.funny.reruns.  Further, 
users who have had jokes accepted to RHF in the past may request that 
their jokes be excluded from RHFR.

In addition to the standard daily postings, the moderator will identify 
a selection of classic seasonal jokes in the archives (Christmas,
Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.), and those jokes will appear at the 
appropriate time every year.  Examples of such seasonal humor includes 
the twelve days of Christmas correspondence joke and the Easter joke 
about Jesus seeing his shadow.

Any submissions to rec.humor.funny.reruns are automatically bounced
back to the submitter, with an explanation of the newsgroup's nature
and the suggestion that the material be resubmitted to RHF.
Followups are automatically directed to rec.humor.d.


DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
rec.humor.funny
rec.humor.funny.reruns


PROPONENT:

Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>

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:

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