Nan:2011-08-30-result-great-downsizing-2

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From: board@big-8.org (Big 8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: The Great Downsizing 2011/2
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:37:23 EDT
Message-ID: <great-downsizing-2011-2-result@news.albasani.net>


                             RESULT
                    23 groups will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2011-08-16 initiated a five-day
period for final comments. Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by vote to remove the 23 moderated
groups listed below.

RATIONALE:  

The newsgroups listed below were chosen because they have had no on-topic
traffic for years. Moderator Vacancy Investigations (MVIs) were posted for
these groups between May 29 and June 17, 2011. The MVIs precipitated no
interest in retaining the newsgroups.

DISTRIBUTION:  

news.announce.newgroups 
news.groups.proposals 
news.groups  

RESULTS:

Nine board members voted to remove all the groups listed below.

comp.os.linux.answers
comp.os.research
comp.security.pgp.announce
comp.unix.sco.announce
rec.gambling.blackjack.moderated
sci.aeronautics.airliners
sci.aeronautics.simulation
sci.med.aids
sci.med.midwifery
sci.med.obgyn
sci.physics.discrete
sci.psychology.journals.psyche
sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy
sci.techniques.mass-spec
sci.virtual-worlds
soc.culture.estonia
soc.culture.indian.info
soc.culture.indian.telugu
soc.culture.jewish.holocaust
soc.culture.singapore.moderated
soc.history.war.vietnam
soc.politics.anti-fascism
soc.support.pregnancy.loss

CHANGE HISTORY:

2011-05-29 to 2011-06-17	22 individual MVIs
2011-06-17			1st RFD to remove sci.med.midwifery
2011-07-19			1st RFD to remove all 23 groups
2011-08-16			LCC
2011-08-31			RESULT
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