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From: board@big-8.org (Big 8 Management Board)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups.proposals,rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI) rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:34:36 EDT
Message-ID: <1nc556u.qu5399x11w69N%board@big-8.org>

                MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
        moderated group rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated 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
installation 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.

RATIONALE:

According to Stephen Thomas Cole, in a post to news.groups.proposals on
February 11th 2017 (As detailed in article
<o7kfvs$fui$1@stc.eternal-september.org> posted to news.groups.proposals
February 11th) the group has ceased functioning.

The last post was approved on 2016-05-19, which seems to be after the
modbot died so was likely posted outside of moderation.

Probe posts showed no result. Eventual contact with the remaining
moderator via Twitter (as detailed in post made to news.groups.proposals
February 11th) revealed that the modbot had failed and that the
moderator had little or no interest in resurrecting moderation.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated    Sports Entertainment. (Moderated)


DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated

CHARTER OF rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated

    Rec.sport.pro-wrestling.moderated is to be a forum for the
discussion of all aspects of professional wrestling.  As such, all
manner of discussion related to professional wrestling is considered to
be on-topic, including but not limited to:

1) Show reports,
2) Discussions of match, house show, television show and PPV results and
   quality (or lack thereof),
3) Discussions of the business aspects of pro wrestling such as angles,
   booking, promoting, acquisition and development of talent, including
   speculation as to the future,
4) History of pro wrestling,
5) Personal experiences, and anecdotes on pro wrestling,
6) Discussion of upcoming house shows, television programs, PPVs and
matches,
7) Discussion of secondary media such as tapes, newsletters, and
websites,
8) Limited announcements of upcoming shows, television/radio programs,
PPVs
   and matches,
9) Regularly posted FAQs and FAQ related documents,
10) All posts to Rec.Sports.Pro-Wrestling.Info ("RSPWI"), to be posted
by the moderator of RSPWI to RSPWM unless requested by the author that
the article not be posted to RSPWM,
11) Other forms of sports entertainment for which no group currently
exists.

The following items are off-topic, and may be rejected by the moderation
team:

1) Encoded binaries, or requests for binaries.
2) HTML-encoded posts.
3) Blank posts.
4) Articles with all quoted text, and no original text.  Such posts as
   a "me too" are also off-topic by this criteria.
5) Duplicate posts, either by accident or design.
6) Spews or floods of a large number of articles for a single
   individual or group.
7) Posts written as if the poster were a professional wrestling persona.
   Such posts include works of fiction (e.g. the RSPWF).
8) "News posts" that are intended to be taken seriously (not obviously
   satire) but are patently untrue.  Known false rumors are also
   considered off topic by this criteria.
9) Requests for the posting of information, when that information can be
   reasonably be expected to be posted shortly, shall be rejected.
   (ex. PPV results, FAQs).  If appropriate, the moderator may mail such
   information, or the location of such information, directly to the
   poster (ex. FAQs).
10) Posts whose primary purpose is to advertise for a web page.
11) Any advertisement that has been posted to RSPWM within the previous
    fourteen days.
12) A post that, in the opinion of the moderator, in whole or in part,
    is meant to insult or anger any poster or reader of the newsgroup
    (aka a "flame") is considered off topic and shall be rejected.
    [Posts that are directed at the content of a previous post are
    acceptable; ad homeneim attacks are not.]
13) A post that, in the opinion of the moderator, in whole or in part,
    is meant to provoke any poster or reader of the newsgroup (aka a
    "troll") is considered off topic and shall be rejected.
14) Any post that, in the opinion of the moderator, does not contain
   on topic material.  This may include posts with some on-topic
   content, or with an "ObWrestling," if in the opinion of the moderator
   the post is essentially off topic.

The moderators shall not use personal opinion as to the "quality" of
the post in determining approval/rejection.  All posts shall be
approved except where rejection criteria is specified.

It is expected that this charter will be modified by the readership
over time as needed.  The procedure for modification will be similar
to standard Usenet guidelines, except as follows:

 - news.groups and news.announce.newgroups need not be involved
 - Discussion and voting periods are 14 days.
 - Should UVV members be unable/unwilling to run the vote, the RSPWI
   moderator or their consenting designee shall run the vote.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

The first recorded newgroup control is dated 1998-03-12

CHANGE HISTORY:

10 September 2017:  MVI

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