From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 3rd RFD: remove comp.os.cpm.amethyst (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.os.cpm.amethyst,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 08:40:07 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                      remove comp.os.cpm.amethyst

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
newsgroup comp.os.cpm.amethyst.


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:


comp.os.cpm.amethyst has been used for some time for occasional long posts
that the poster hoped to have archived by Google.  While they were related
to CP/M they were not related to the Amethyst package, and could be posted to
comp.os.cpm or better yet, preserved as part of a specific CP/M archive with
numerous copies maintained.

The actual discussion of the Amethyst components of Mince, Scribble, and
BDS C, have generally occured in comp.os.cpm and may continue to occur in
that group.

RATIONALE: remove comp.os.cpm.amethyst

comp.os.cpm.amethyst has had no on-topic messages in the past 11 months.
Any discussion specific to Amethyst can take place on comp.os.cpm.

This RFD is part of a proposal to remove 31 low-traffic former-INET
groups.  Please see article <>, available here:

Note: the proposal to remove two of the 31 groups, comp.os.rsts and
comp.std.announce, has been withdrawn.


comp.os.cpm.amethyst has existed as an INET group since at least 1987.  It was
promoted to the standard Big 8 distribution in October 2000.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



The newsgroup line is:

comp.os.cpm.amethyst	Discussion of Amethyst, CP/M-80 software package.


Jim Riley <>


2006-08-08     3rd RFD (Last call for Comments)
2006-07-13     2nd ("comprehensive") RFD
2006-07-06     1st RFD