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''The [[Big-8 Management Board]]:''
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* ''[[creation|creates]] well-named, well-used newsgroups in the [[Big-8 Usenet hierarchies]];''
 
* ''makes [[Changing moderation status|necessary adjustments]] to existing groups; ''
 
* ''[[rmgroup|removes groups]] that are not well-used; and''
 
* ''assists and encourages the support of a canonical [[Big-8 newsgroup list]] by [[Usenet]] sites.''
 
  
{| {{Prettytable}}
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|+ '''Site Map'''
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      <div class="row align-items-center">
|  '''[[Big-8 Management FAQ]]''' 
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        <div class="col-3"><img src="https://www.big-8.org/Big-8_logo.svg" alt="The Usenet Big-8 logo: A blue figure 8 superimposed on a yellow figure 8 turned on its side so as to resemble an infinity sign" class="img-fluid w-100 bg-white" /></div>
!  Core Information about the Newsgroup Creation Process 
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        <div class="col-7 h-100">
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  <p class="h1">The '''Usenet Big-8 Management Board'''</p>
|[[creation|Newsgroup Creation Policies]]
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<ul class="lead">
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<li>'''[[creation|creates]]''' well-named, well-used newsgroups in the '''[[Big-8 Usenet hierarchies]]''',</li>
|[[Newsgroup Creation FAQ]]
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<li>makes '''[[Changing moderation status|necessary adjustments]]''' to existing groups,</li>
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<li>'''[[rmgroup|removes groups]]''' that are not well-used, and</li>
|[[news.groups.proposals FAQ]]
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<li>assists and encourages the support of a canonical '''[[Big-8 newsgroup list]]''' by Usenet sites.</li>
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</ul>
|[[Content and Format of a Request for Discussion (RFD)]]
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        </div>
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        <div class="col-1"></div>
!  Core Information about Group Removal Process 
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    </div>
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  </div>
| [[Removing newsgroups|Group Removal Policies]]
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</div>
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| [[Group Removal FAQ]]
 
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| [[Content and Format of a Removal RFD]]
 
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!  General Information 
 
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| [[History of the Big-8]]
 
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| [[News Service Providers]]
 
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| [[Newsreaders]]  
 
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!  Reference Materials 
 
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| [[FAQs, RFCs, Standards, Specifications, etc.]]
 
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| [[Glossary]]
 
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| [[Usenet/Big-8 Links]]
 
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| [[How to Navigate This Site]] 
 
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!  General Policies 
 
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|[[Changing Moderation Status]]
 
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|[[Moderator Vacancy Investigations]]  
 
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|[[Types of Proposals That Are Discouraged]]
 
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!  Board Policies 
 
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|[[Board Voting Policies]]
 
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|[[Board Membership Policy]]
 
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|[[Adding Members to the Board]]
 
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!  Working Groups / Committees -- Public Pages 
 
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|[[Dead Groups Task Force]]
 
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|[[news.answers Liaison]]
 
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|[[Usenet Volunteer Polltakers]]
 
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|[[Group Mentors]]
 
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|[[Technical Team]]
 
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|[[Usenet Volunteer Moderators]]
 
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|[[News Service Providers Committee]]
 
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|[[Want to Volunteer?]]
 
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!  Contact Us 
 
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|[mailto:board@big-8.org e-mail the Board]
 
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|[mailto:webmaster@big-8.org e-mail the webmaster]
 
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!  Working Groups / Committees  (login required) 
 
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|[[B8MB Members Private Site]]
 
|}
 
  
== About This Web Site ==
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The purpose of this site is to make the structure and functions of the [[faqs:b8mb_members Big-8 Management Board]] as intelligible and accessible as possible.  If you have questions, suggestions, or corrections, please [mailto:webmaster@big-8.org e-mail us.]
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-primary">Latest news</h5>
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{{:Announcements}}
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  </div><p class="text-muted text-right pr-3">[[Archived announcements]]</p>
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<div class="row">
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<div class="col-sm-6">
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<div class="card h-100">
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-secondary">About the Big-8 Management Board</h5>
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  <div class="card-body">
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* [[Board members]]
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* [[Working groups]]
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* [[How to volunteer or donate]]
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* [[Finances]]
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* [[Contacting the Board]]
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  </div>
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</div>
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</div>
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<div class="col-sm-6">
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<div class="card h-100">
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-secondary">About Usenet</h5>
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  <div class="card-body">
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* [[What is Usenet?]]
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* [[News service providers]]
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* [[Newsreaders]]
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  </div>
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</div>
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</div>
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</div>
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<div class="row mt-3">
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<div class="col-sm-6">
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<div class="card h-100">
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-secondary">Policies and guides</h5>
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  <div class="card-body">
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* [[Newsgroup creation]]
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* [[Newsgroup removal]]
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* [[Moderation]]
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* [[Board policies]]
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  </div>
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</div>
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</div>
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<div class="col-sm-6">
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<div class="card h-100">
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-secondary">Reference library</h5>
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  <div class="card-body">
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* [[Archived announcements]]
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* [[Meeting minutes]]
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* [[Frequently asked questions (FAQs)]]
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* [[RFCs]]
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* [[Glossary]]
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* [[Links]]
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  </div>
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</div>
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</div>
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