Nan:2011-06-22-lcc-rec.arts.anime.info

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From: board@big-8.org (Big 8 Management Board)
Subject: RFD rec.arts.anime.info (change moderator or remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:22:00 EDT
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                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   moderated group rec.arts.anime.info
                           LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS

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), resulted in Rob Kelk
and Gerardo Campos offering to co-moderate the group.

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.

STATUS OF THE MVI:

Rob Kelk offered to moderate the newsgroup on 5 June.  Gerardo Campos offered
to assist on 6 June.  Alexander Bartolich has offered to provide a web-based
moderation facility that Rob and Gerrardo can use.  There appears to be a
reasonable chance of reviving the newsgroup.  I recommend that the board take
action to appoint new moderators for the newsgroups.

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:

Please refer to the newsgroup removal policies listed here:
 
  http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Procedure_to_remove_newsgroups

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to 
news.groups.proposals.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to 
news.groups.proposals.

The final comment period lasts for five (5) days from the
time that this RFD is posted.

Available options for rec.arts.anime.info are:
- appoint Rob and Gerrardo as new moderators
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

CHANGE HISTORY:

2011-06-05:	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2011-06-22:	Last call for comments
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