Nan:2011-06-05-mvi-rec.arts.anime.info

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigateion: rec.arts.anime.info
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:40:14 EDT
Message-ID: <951e4nFpm6U1@mid.individual.net>

                   MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
                   moderated group rec.arts.anime.info

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup rec.arts.anime.info 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:
rec.arts.anime.info Announcements about Japanese animation. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.  The last on-topic 
article dates from 2004.

DISTRIBUTION:
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
rec.arts.anime.info
rec.arts.anime.fandom
rec.arts.anime.marketplace

CHARTER:

REC.ARTS.ANIME.INFO [Moderated]
The following kinds of postings will be allowed:
- FAQs (natch)
- Lists (voice actor list, CD list, subbed/dubbed anime list, etc...)
- Informational postings ("How to take care of your cels", etc...)
- Summary reviews of magazines like Animedia, Animage, NewType, Advance 
Comics, etc.
- Anime Reviews
- Industry, con, and club announcements
- Any significant anime-related news ("Mamoru does DIRTY PAIR movie!")

Any follow-ups to postings in rec.arts.anime.info will be sent to 
rec.arts.anime.misc.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

The group was created in a split of rec.arts.anime in 1993.  It passed 
its vote on 27 April 1993, 166:31.  The group was active between August 
1993 and December 1999.

The group was mentioned in a reorg of rec.arts.anime in 2008: 
“rec.arts.anime.info is a moderated newsgroup that had an unhealthy 
moderator that recently passed away, hence the low traffic. Furthermore, 
there is some desire to retain the newsgroup, with the addition of a new 
moderator(s) at a later date.”

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:
5 June 2011:  Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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