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From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: moderated (remove)
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:38:51 EDT
Message-ID: <i6242j$1tq$>

              moderated group

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


According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2004-12-07. The last regular crosspost (approved by the moderators of was published 2005-04-26.

A probe message resulted in a bounce.
  (generated from
  SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<>:
  host []: 550 5.1.1
  <>... User unknown

Aahz Maruch forwarded the MVI to Alan Wexelblat, the moderator of
record, and got no response.
>Message-ID: <i3p7pg$m5p$>

Stephen Graham said he would be willing to serve as moderator, but is
concerned that the long period without posts will make it difficult
to get started again. He posted a query to related groups and received 
negative response.
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NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Reviews of science fiction/fantasy/horror works. (Moderated)




  rec.arts.sf-reviews will be a moderated newsgroup, under shared
  moderation, whose purpose is to distribute reviews and critical 
  reviews of works of interest to the science fiction/fantasy/horror 

  "Works" includes but is not limited to:  books, short stories, 
  movies, "graphic novels," and any other publically-available media.

  "Of interest to the sf/f/h community" will be interpreted
  liberally by the sitting moderator.  The discussion period for
  the creation of this group has led to the conclusion that nonfiction 
  or other kinds of fiction by and/or about sf/f/h writers would be 
  permitted, as well as non-fiction of a sort related to one of the 
  above (e.g., speculative science books or mythographies).  

  Reviews of individual episodes or issues of continuing TV series, 
  comic books, etc., would most likely _not_ be permitted; however, 
  reviews of such series as a whole, or of large "arcs" of such
  series, would most likely be permitted.  As noted, however, this 
  would be up to the judgement of the sitting moderator, as influenced
  by the readership.

  Multiple reviews of the same work(s) will be welcome, as will
  single reviews of multiple works.  Comments on reviews will be 
  passed to the newsgroup on a _highly_ selective basis:  generally, 
  they must say something new about the work, rather than simply 
  discussing the review.  This is not intended to stifle debate 
  but to keep the content/noise ratio as high as possible.


rec.arts.sf-reviews is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 342:25 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 8 May 1991. supersedes it as per the 714:86 vote in the
rec.arts.sf reorganization results announced on 13 October 1991.


Alexander Bartolich <>


Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup 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

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the removal process, please see


2010-05-20	First probe post
2010-08-09	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-08-23	1st RFD
2010-09-06	2nd RFD