Nan:2011-06-05-mvi-sci.med.aids

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  sci.med.aids
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:41:22 EDT
Message-ID: <951e96Fpm6U4@mid.individual.net>

                   MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
                        moderated group sci.med.aids

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup sci.med.aids 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.med.aids AIDS: treatment, pathology/biology of HIV, prevention. 
(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
sci.med.aids
sci.med

CHARTER:  Not available.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:   There is no information on the newsgroup at the 
ISC archive.  The group was active from mid-1989 until early 2004.

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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