From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Announcement: soc.religion.hindu (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, soc.religion.hindu,
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Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 13:12:22 -0700

                   Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA)

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA), made because the
previous moderator of the moderated newsgroup soc.religion.hindu has been
found to be permanently absent.  The goal of this process is to set up a
new moderation scheme for the group. 


As the Big-8 Management Board (B8MB) has not found anyone that is
willing to moderate this newsgroup, the B8MB plans to vote on whether to
robo-moderate the group for a time (i.e., posts will not be checked for
scientific content or adherence to the charter).  The robomoderator will
not check posts for content or adherence to the charter, but will apply
simple spam filters and prevent cross-posts from appearing in the group.

If the Board decides not to robo-moderate the group, it will be removed.

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.

If a suitable moderator can be found before voting ends, voting may be
suspended.  Candidates should write the B8MB at <> to
present their technical and academic credentials.

This is a preliminary procedure, instigated by the Big-8 Management Board.
Discussion of this procedure is strongly encouraged.

Those who wish to comment on this request to establish a new moderation
team for this newsgroup should subscribe to news.groups and participate in
the relevant threads in that newsgroup.

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)


2006-08-08      2nd MVA (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
2006-07-20      Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2006-06-27      Moderator Vacancy Investigation