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From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.admin.announce, news.announce.newgroups,, news.groups.proposals,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 09:03:04 -0600

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated


The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

The full group removal procedure is documented here:


No comments were received.


The newsgroup has not had any approvals since September 1997.  The
group was active for less than 2 years (November 1995 to September
1997).  There were roughly 80% fewer approvals in the last 12 months
than in the first 12 months.

It is unlikely that a revival as a moderated group could fulfill its
charter as a source of information for the conventional media about
the Internet.

The removal of would have NO effect on


The newsgroup was created in November
1995, along with the companion group

A proposal to create a moderated and
to convert to a moderated status failed in
June 1996 with less than 100 Yes votes each.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:


The newsgroup line is:	News bulletins from the Internet.

The charter (in part) extracted from the CFV:

  Thus, is a way for the users of the
  Internet to bring their own news to the media.  This newsgroup will
  serve as a place for members of Usenet to post Internet-related news
  stories, press releases, announcements of events taking place on the
  Internet, and reports of events happening in "the real world" that
  have an effect on the Internet.

The complete charter is available at:


Jim Riley <>


2006-12-11     2nd RFD/LCC
2006-12-04     1st RFD (revised)
2006-11-28     1st RFD