Nan:2011-05-29-mvi-sci.techniques.mass-spec

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  sci.techniques.mass-spec
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 09:24:13 EDT
Message-ID: <94evbfFeu2U5@mid.individual.net>

                MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
               moderated group sci.techniques.mass-spec

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup sci.techniques.mass-spec is not functioning, and has 
been closed by its moderator.

This investigation may result in the removal of the group or the 
selection and installation 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.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:
sci.techniques.mass-spec All areas of mass spectrometry. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

On December 27, 2010 the moderator, David Boswick, closed the newsgroup. 
<ifbiu6$o8c$1@news-int.gatech.edu>.

DISTRIBUTION:
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
sci.techniques.mass-spec
sci.misc

CHARTER

Sci.techniques.mass-spec will be open to discussion of all areas of mass 
spectrometry.  Topics may include, but are not limited to:
   Ionization
   Mass analysis
   Mechanisms
   Hyphenated techniques
   Troubleshooting

Short commercial announcements will be allowed, but the newsgroup is not 
meant to be a substitute for the normal announcements, and long, 
detailed descriptions of new or improved equipment should not be 
submitted.  To quote from the Moderator's Handbook, the policy should 
be, "Information, not promotion."

Similarly, the newsgroup is not a substitute for peer-reviewed journals.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:  The newsgroup was moderately active from its 
founding in June 1995 until mid 2005.  Georgia Tech decommissioned its 
news server at the end of 2010 at which point the group was closed.

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:

29 May 2011: Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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