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From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 11:03:05 EST
Message-ID: <hck7bo$c3p$>

              moderated group

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup is not functioning, and may have
been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and instal-
lation of a new moderator.  In practice, the Big-8 Management Board
considers the third alternative--changing the status of the group from
moderated to unmoderated--as likely to cause more harm than good.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Announcements of network happenings. (Moderated)




Alexander Bartolich <>


  The purpose of is to distribute to the 
  community announcements of interest to network staffers and end users. 
  This includes conference announcements, call for papers, publications, 
  newsletters, network tools updates, and network resources.  Net-happenings 
  is currently a moderated, announcements-only mailing list which 
  gathers announcements from many Internet sources and concentrates 
  them onto one list.  Traffic is around 15-20 messages per day.  The
  mailing list will be bidirectionally 
  gatewayed with the newsgroup


Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

<>: host[] said: 550 Unrouteable address
    (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Host name does not exist.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by RESULT as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 30 Aug 1994.


Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant
threads in that newsgroup.  

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to 

For more information on the MVI process, please see


2009-10-29	Probe post bounced
2009-11-01	Moderator Vacancy Investigation