From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: Call for Candidates - Low-Traffic Groups (Deadline 11/9)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: poster
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:51:58 -0500

[This is an official announcement from the Big-8 Management Board.]

As per the recently ratified policy to remove low-traffic unmoderated
newsgroups, the Big-8 Management Board would like to solicit users to 
submit lists of low-traffic newsgroups.  For each group, we will need:

  1) The name of the group.
  2) Relevant traffic information (how many posts over what time period, 
     and if possible how much of it is crossposted).

Please include additional helpful information, if known:

  3) Group charter.
  4) Group history.
  5) Related newsgroups.

Please respond by mailing by 09 Nov 2007 at 3pm CST.  

This information will be collected and processed by the Board.  The full 
procedure is currently documented here:

Note that no groups will be removed as part of this process without public 

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