Nan:2011-06-17-mvi-soc.politics.anti-fascism

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From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:  soc.politics.anti-fascism
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:27:56 EDT
Message-ID: <962apaFpa3U6@mid.individual.net>

                   MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
                 moderated group soc.politics.anti-fascism

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because 
moderated newsgroup soc.politics.anti-fascism 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:
soc.politics.anti-fascism The politics of fighting fascism. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

DISTRIBUTION:
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.politics.anti-fascism

CHARTER

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

The newsgroup was created 27 February 1998 along with 
misc.activism.anti-fascism.announce and misc.activism.anti-fascism.tactics.

On 10 July 2007 there was an RFD to remove *.anti-fascism.* that was not 
resolved.  On 6 February 2010 there were MVIs for 
misc.anti-fascism.announce and misc.anti-fascism.announce; these groups 
were removed on 19 March 2010.

There has never been significant activity in the newsgroup with a 
maximum of six articles in the month of May 2005 and no activity for 
long periods.

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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