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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]];''
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* ''makes [[Changing moderation status|necessary adjustments]] to existing groups; ''
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* ''[[rmgroup removes groups]] that are not well-used; and''
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* ''assists and encourages the support of a canonical [[Big-8 newsgroup list]] by [[Usenet]] sites.''
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  <p class="h1">The '''Usenet Big-8 Management Board'''</p>
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<li>'''[[creation|creates]]''' well-named, well-used newsgroups in the '''[[Big-8 Usenet hierarchies]]''',</li>
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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>
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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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{| {{Prettytable}}
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|+ '''Site Map'''
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-primary">Latest news</h5>
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|  '''[[Big-8 Management FAQ]]''' 
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!  Core Information about the Newsgroup Creation Process 
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|[[Newsgroup Creation Policies]]
 
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|[[Newsgroup Creation FAQ]]
 
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|[[news.groups.proposals FAQ]]
 
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|[[Content and Format of a Request for Discussion (RFD)]]
 
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!  Core Information about Group Removal Process 
 
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| [[Group Removal Policies]]
 
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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 the wiki]] 
 
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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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|[[workgroups:deadgroups Dead Groups Task Force]]
 
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|[[workgroups:answers news.answers Liaison]]
 
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|[[workgroups:polltakers Usenet Volunteer Polltakers]]
 
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|[[workgroups:mentors Group Mentors]]
 
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|[[workgroups:techteam Technical Team]]
 
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|[[workgroups:moderators Usenet Volunteer Moderators]]
 
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|[[workgroups:nspc News Service Providers Committee]]
 
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|[[workgroups:volunteer 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]]
 
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== Recent Announcements ==
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* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-comp.theory.info-retrieval 1st RFD: comp.theory.info-retrieval (remove)]]
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* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-comp.sys.sgi.announce 1st RFD: comp.sys.sgi.announce (remove)]]
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-secondary">About the Big-8 Management Board</h5>
* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-misc.activism.militia 1st RFD: misc.activism.militia (remove)]]
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* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-misc.business.facilitators 1st RFD: misc.business.facilitators (remove)]]
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* [[Board members]]
* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-misc.business.product-dev 1st RFD: misc.business.product-dev (remove)]]
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* [[Working groups]]
* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-misc.kids.moderated 1st RFD: misc.kids.moderated (remove)]]
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* [[How to volunteer or donate]]
* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-news.announce.important 1st RFD: news.announce.important (remove)]]
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* [[Finances]]
* 2010-06-08: [[2010-06-08-rfd-rec.arts.books.excerpts 1st RFD: rec.arts.books.excerpts (remove)]]
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* [[Contacting the Board]]
* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.sys.newton.announce RESULT: comp.sys.newton.announce will be removed]]
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* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.std.wireless RESULT: comp.std.wireless will be removed]]
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* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.std.unix RESULT: comp.std.unix will be removed]]
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* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.software.year-2000.tech RESULT: comp.software.year-2000.tech will be removed]]
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* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.os.os2.moderated RESULT: comp.os.os2.moderated will be removed]]
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* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.os.os2.announce RESULT: new moderator for comp.os.os2.announce]]
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  <h5 class="card-header text-white bg-secondary">About Usenet</h5>
* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.os.netware.announce RESULT: comp.os.netware.announce will be removed]]
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* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce RESULT: comp.lang.pascal.delphi.announce will be removed]]
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* [[What is Usenet?]]
* 2010-05-26: [[2010-05-26-result-soc.religion.christian RESULT: soc.religion.christian moderated will be removed]]
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* [[News service providers]]
* 2010-05-12: [[2010-05-12-result-sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated RESULT - sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated will be removed]]
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* [[Newsreaders]]
 
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[[Archived Announcements]]
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== 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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* [[Newsgroup creation]]
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* [[Newsgroup removal]]
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* [[Moderation]]
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* [[Board policies]]
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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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