Nan:2011-06-12-mvi-comp.os.research

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  comp.os.research
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:06:01 EDT
Message-ID: <95jrvjF3j1U7@mid.individual.net>

                   MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
                     moderated group comp.os.research

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup comp.os.research 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:
comp.os.research Operating systems and related areas. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.   Recent articles are in 
the newsgroup because the moderator of a different moderated newsgroup 
approved them.  The last non-crossposted article dates from 2006.

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.os.research
comp.os.misc

CHARTER:  Not available.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

This newsgroup is related to one of the original moderated newsgroups, 
mod.os.  For many years it was a rich source of material on basic 
operating system principles and research.  It was moderately active 
until mid-2006, although FAQs were last updated in mid 1990s.

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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