From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.misc
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.misc,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:51:54 -0700

                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.sources.misc

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sources.misc.

RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.misc

The last approved message was in April 1995.

There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources, so
this comp.sources.misc is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an
unmoderated newsgroup.


The newsgroup comp.sources.misc was created in April 1987 to replace the
unmoderated newsgroup net.sources.  The charter (from the monthly
informational posting) was:

  This newsgroup is not for large programs which belong in other sources
  groups; it is for sources which do not fit elsewhere (for example,
  MS-DOS and VMS non-game sources) and for the small stuff -- for
  example, your favorite shell script to set your prompt or etc. -- the
  little stuff that just doesn't warrant submission to comp.sources.unix
  (formerly mod.sources), where it'd look a bit silly next to the latest
  version of Xterm....
  As a result, there will be no archiving of most sources, and the group
  will be run in an informal fashion.  In general, *anything* will be
  accepted, but --

  (1) Sources that belong elsewhere will be submitted to another newsgroup.
      This will primarily be done with large programs, which will be
      forwarded to comp.sources.unix.  The determinant for this is whether 
      it has more than one source file or not.

  (2) Discussion will be routed to comp.sources.d rather than cluttering
      this newsgroup.


The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups and participate in the relevant threads in that

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

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
all discussion appears in news.groups as well.


This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Jim Riley <>


2006-06-26      Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN
2006-06-16      Original RFD.