From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove moderated
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,,,
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 11:26:10 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated


There have been no approved messages since May 1996.  The newsgroup
was a gateway for the NL-KR Digest, and I can find no evidence of the
existence of the mailing list after May 1996.  During the last few
months of activity for the group, several digests were posted to the
newsgroup in bunches about a month apart, possibly indicating a
problem maintaining the list.

The ftp web site on which an archive for the list was maintained
( is no longer accessible to the public, and attempts to
subscribe to the mailing list failed.

Much of the content of the mailing list was announcements of
conferences, calls for papers, or job openings, similar to articles
posted to  Other discussion may occur in the unmoderated


The newsgroup was created in October 1987 as a
gateway for the mailing list NL-KR Digest.  In February 1993, it
successfully transitioned to a new moderated, and posting of articles
continued until May 1996.


The full group removal procedure is documented here:

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups and participate in the relevant threads in that

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.

All discussion of active proposals 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.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Jim Riley <>


2006-10-12     1st RFD