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From: Jim Riley <email@example.com> Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.reviewed Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.reviewed, comp.sources.d Followup-To: news.groups Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:51:25 -0700 REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) remove comp.sources.reviewed This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated newsgroup comp.sources.reviewed. RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.reviewed The last approved message was in October 1994. There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources, so this comp.sources.reviewed is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an unmoderated newsgroup. HISTORY: The newsgroup comp.sources.reviewed was created in April 1991, with the first approved message in May 1991. The charter (from the CFV) was: "Comp.sources.reviewed" is a moderated newsgroup for the distribution of program sources that have been subjected to a Peer Review process. Similar to the process used for academic journals, submissions are sent to a moderator who then sends the sources to Peer Review volunteers for evaluation. The Reviewers are asked to provided a timely evaluation of the software by compiling and running it on their machine. If time does not permit them to complete a review, they are responsible for asking the moderator to select another reviewer. If the Moderator and Peer Reviewers judge a submission to be acceptable, the sources will be posted along with the written comments provided by the Reviewers. If a submission is not found to be acceptable, the submitter will be provided with the Reviewers' comments, and they will have the option of addressing those comments and submitting the sources again. PROCEDURE: The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here: http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup 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 newsgroup. 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. DISTRIBUTION: This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups news.groups comp.sources.reviewed comp.sources.d PROPONENT: Jim Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org> CHANGE HISTORY: 2006-06-26 Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN 2006-06-16 Original RFD.