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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (The Big-8 Management Board) Subject: soc.religion.shamanism - Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, soc.religion.shamanism Followup-To: news.groups Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:40:39 -0700 Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI) soc.religion.shamanism This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because the moderated newsgroup soc.religion.shamanism is not functioning, and may have been abandoned by its moderator. This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function, and may result in the removal of the group, the unmoderation of the group, or the selection and installation of a new moderator. Unless the current moderator appears and expresses an interest in continuing, the presumption of this investigation is that a problem exists, and that a change is needed. The MVI procedure is initiated only when such a presumption exists, formed due to both absence of postings in the group and either absence of response from the moderator or an explicit statement that the group is abandoned or should be removed. PROCEDURE: This is a preliminary procedure, instigated by the Big-8 Management Board and the Dead Groups Task Force. Discussion of this procedure is strongly encouraged. If you are the moderator of this group, please respond to this message as soon as possible. If the current moderator responds and re-asserts control of the newsgroup, the investigation may be either halted entirely, or shifted to discussion of any technical problems which may have adversely affected the functioning of the group. If the current moderator does not respond within 21 days, the Board will assume that the position is vacant; at that point, the Board may choose to either appoint a new moderator, unmoderate the group, or remove the group entirely. To discuss the issues affecting the group, to propose a new moderator, or to provide information regarding the current moderator, please respond to this thread in the news.groups newsgroup. If you are interested in the continued existence of this newsgroup, please also indicate that interest in the news.groups newsgroup. If you would like to volunteer to moderate this newsgroup, please post your credentials in response to this message. STATUS: The Dead Groups Task Force suggests soc.religion.shamanism as a group that should either get a new moderator or be removed. DISTRIBUTION: news.announce.newgroups news.groups soc.religion.shamanism You may post pointers to this investigation announcement to other interested newsgroups. However, all discussion should appear in news.groups. HISTORY: 2006-06-27 Formatting slightly modified by Tim Skirvin. 2006-06-20 MVI prepared by Vito Kuhn of the Dead Groups Task Force.