From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.reviewed moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.reviewed,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:54:01 -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.


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.reviewed

The last approved message was in October 1994.

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


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.


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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