Nan:2011-06-17-mvi-comp.security.pgp.announce

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  comp.security.pgp.announce
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:26:53 EDT
Message-ID: <962ag4Fpa3U1@mid.individual.net>

                   MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
                 moderated group comp.security.pgp.announce

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup comp.security.pgp.announce 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.security.pgp.announce New PGP versions, utils and such. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in non-useful response. The last 
on-topic articles date from 2002.

DISTRIBUTION:
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.security.pgp.announce
comp.security.misc

CHARTER

This is a moderated group, intended for informational announcements
that are PGP related.  Appropriate topics may include

* New releases of PGP,
* Bug reports, patches and fixes,
* Announcements about PGP shells, front-end, integration tools and
   related utilities,
* Announcements regarding PGP related services, such as key servers,
   remailers that use PGP, timestampers (third party digital signatures),
* FTP/Gopher/WWW sites that are PGP related.

This group is not intended for discussion about PGP, and followups to
articles in this group should be posted elsewhere.  PGP signed
messages are encouraged, but the message should be 'clearsigned', so
it is readable without the help of PGP.  All approved articles will be
PGP signed by the moderator.  Messages that are not directly related
to PGP, followups or discussion articles, binaries, "spam" and similar
articles will be rejected.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:  The group was created on 13 June 1996 by 583:14. 
  It was moderately active until 1998 and had some activity into 2002.

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:

17 June 2011:  Moderator Vacancy Investigation
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