From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:24:05 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4qf$tnj$>

              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.


According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2005-06-17. A probe message resulted in a bounce.
    (generated from
    SMTP error from remote mail server after
    RCPT TO:<>:
    host []:
    450 <>: User unknown in local
    recipient table: retry timeout exceeded

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Latest press notes about the Beatles. (Moderated)



CHARTER OF REC.MUSIC.BEATLES.INFO is a moderated group of low traffic, carrying
press reports and news releases relating to the Beatles' music and the
artists' lives. Information about new audio and video releases, as
well as book and article publication, will be found here.

Articles posted to will be automatically
crossposted to (unmoderated) for discussion.

Moderation policy:

This group will be moderated by committee.  Articles rejected from
this forum will be returned to the writer with suggestions to submit
to (if appropriate) or to

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 258:34 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 31 Oct 1996.


Alexander Bartolich <>


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 MVI has been set to 

For more information on the MVI process, please see


2010-05-20	Probe post
2010-08-09	Moderator Vacancy Investigation