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From: Jim Riley <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.x Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.x, comp.windows.x Followup-To: news.groups Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:51:44 -0700 REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) remove comp.sources.x This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated newsgroup comp.sources.x. RATIONALE: Remove comp.sources.x The last approved message was in March 1995. There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources, so this comp.sources.x is not a suitable candidate for conversion to an unmoderated newsgroup. HISTORY: The newsgroup comp.sources.x was created in August 1988, with the first approved message in August 1988. The charter (from the initial welcome message posted to the group) was: Welcome to comp.sources.x. This group is intended for software that runs only on X. I have talked with the moderators of comp.sources.unix and comp.sources.games and we agree that if the software is of interest to people that don't use X it should be posted to one of those groups. If I determine that a posting should be handled in another group, I will forward it to the moderator and inform the poster. 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.x comp.windows.x PROPONENT: Jim Riley <email@example.com> CHANGE HISTORY: 2006-06-26 Slightly reformatted and posted to NAN 2006-06-16 Original RFD.