From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.misc moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.misc,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:55:38 -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.


The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

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


There were no comments made.

RATIONALE: remove comp.sources.misc

The last approved message was in April 1995.

There are other more suitable means of distributing program sources,
so 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.


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Jim Riley <>


2006-07-06     2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-26     RFD posted
2006-06-16     RFD received