From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Announcement: soc.religion.hindu
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, soc.religion.hindu,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 09:34:55 -0700

                   Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA)

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA), initiated after the
moderator of the moderated newsgroup soc.religion.hindu has been found
to be absent.  The goal of this process is to find a new moderator for the


This is a preliminary procedure, instigated by the Big-8 Management Board
and the Dead Groups Task Force.  Discussion of this procedure is strongly

The Big-8 Management Board (B8MB) would like to find a person or a group
willing to moderate soc.religion.hindu.  Candidates should write the
B8MB at <> to present their technical and academic

If no willing and qualified moderator or moderation team can be found,
the group will probably be robo-moderated for a time (i.e., posts will
not be checked for scientific content or adherence to the charter).  The
robomoderator will apply simple spam filters and prevent cross-posts from
appearing in the group.

Those who wish to comment on this request to establish a new moderation
team for this newsgroup should subscribe to news: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 proposed nominees 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.

For more information on the B8MB, please see

BACKGROUND: soc.religion.hindu

soc.religion.hindu was created in August 1995 by a 551:34 vote.  It
enjoyed regular traffic until February 1999.  A recent Moderator Vacancy
Investigation into the group has shown that there is no current active
moderator of soc.religion.hindu.

Some web links of note:

CHARTER: soc.religion.hindu

From the control messages:

  Hindu dharma (religious philosophy and way of life) is followed by over
  650 million people in the world.  Prominent among its teaching are the
  acceptance of various religious paths, and the sprit of universal family.

  Although there is soc.religion.eastern, soc.religion.hindu will be
  different.  It will be the forum to discuss various Hindu docterines as
  they are applicable to day to day living.  Unlike soc.religion.eastern, it
  will also be used as a forum to discuss various issues that affect Hindus
  living around the world.  These issues include, environmental awareness
  from the Hindu perspective, war and peace, human rights and participlation
  of Hindus in political process to promote the universal ideals mentioned
  above.  It will also be used as a forum for cultural news about Hindus
  from around the world.

  This forum will also be different from soc.culture.indian (sci) because,
  sci is more concerned with the issues affecting India, whereas
  soc.culture.hindu will be of interest to the people from around the world
  who are eager to learn about the Hindu dharma (religious philosophy + way
  of life) and culture.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


In addition, the proponent will post pointers to this document to:

  soc.religion.eastern (moderated)
  soc.religion.hindu (moderated)
  soc.religion.sikhism (moderated)
  soc.religion.vaishnava (moderated)


Tim Skirvin <>
  (acting on behalf of the Big-8 Management Board)


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