From Usenet Big-8 Management Board

news.announce.newgroups news.announce.newgroups on Google Groups (n.a.n) is a moderated announcement group. It was created in August 1989 as a special venue for circulation of new newsgroup proposals, calls for votes, and results of votes in the Big 7 newsgroup hierarchies. In 1995, the Big 7 became the Big 8.

Since 2006, the Big 8 are managed by a Board and calls for votes have been replaced by Last Calls for Comments.

As a general rule, posts made to n.a.n have followups set to news.groups.proposals news.groups.proposals on Google Groups, a moderated group created in November 2006.


n.a.n is moderated by members of the Big-8 Management Board.

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