Nan:2011-05-29-mvi-sci.virtual-worlds

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  sci.virtual-worlds
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 09:22:48 EDT
Message-ID: <94ev9iFeu2U2@mid.individual.net>

                   MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
                     moderated group sci.virtual-worlds

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup sci.virtual-worlds 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 
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.virtual-worlds Virtual Reality - technology and culture. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.   The last meaningful 
traffic in the newsgroup is from 2001.

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
sci.virtual-worlds
sci.misc

CHARTER:  No charter is available at ftp.isc.org.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:  The newsgroup was active from September 1990 
until July 2001.  The last meaningful traffic was in late 2001.

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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