From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: comp.infosystems.announce will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.infosystems.announce,
 comp.infosystems.gopher, news.admin.announce
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 11:26:12 -0700

               comp.infosystems.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 05 Oct 2006 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8
Management board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup

This group will be removed on 18 Oct 2006.

RATIONALE: remove comp.infosystems.announce

The last approved message was in January 1995.  See History for details.

This group may be a candidate for revival with a new moderator.  If there is a
new moderator, the group should avoid announcements about the WWW, and
concentrate on lesser known services such as Gopher, FTP, WAIS, and NNTP.  That
the group and its moderator were swamped by WWW site anouncements may have led
to its demise.


The newsgroup comp.infosystems.announce was created in January 1994.  It was
originally proposed as comp.infosystems.gopher.announce, but was changed to a
more general scope as a result of discussion.

In practice, a large portion of its content of roughly 50 to 100 articles per
month were announcements of various websites.

During the latter part of its only year of activity,
comp.infosystems.www.announce was proposed.  Part of the rationale for the new
group was that the moderator of comp.infosystem.announce was not making timely
approvals; and this was resulting in people posting website announcements to the
unmoderated comp.infosystems.www.* groups.  An article was also posted urging
people to vote for the new groups, along with a claim that the moderator of
comp.infosystems.announce had been asked to participate, but had not responded.

One week after the first articles in comp.infosystems.www.announce were posted,
comp.infosystems.announce posted its last article.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:



Jim Riley <>


2006-10-13     Results
2006-10-05     2nd RFD/LCC
2006-09-21     1st RFD