From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sources.x moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.sources.x,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 09:54:25 -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.


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.x

The last approved message was in March 1995.

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


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 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.


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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