Nan:2006-10-16-ibm-pc-d wanted-binaries-lcc

From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,,, comp.archives.msdos.d
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 12:31:12 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
newsgroups and


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 group removal procedure is documented here:


One comment was received from Timo Salmi, moderator of
comp.archives.msdos.announce, and,
clarifying that had a broader usage than
solely as an adjunct to (which is also proposed
for removal).

Nonetheless, he felt the generic goal of removing the entirety of the
comp.binaries.* sub-hierarchy (except comp.binaries.cbm) and the fact
that was practically dormant, that the
removal of the two unmoderated discussion groups was justified.


This is a companion proposal to that which would remove the moderated
group  The groups and exist solely to discuss binaries posted to, or to request (re)posting of binaries to

If is removed, these groups would be totally
superfluous.  Note that there have been no messages approved to since February 1996.

Discussion of MS-DOS binaries in general (those not distributed via are more properly discussed in

This proposal is one of several that will removal all groups in the
comp.binaries.* hierarchy except comp.binaries.cbm.


The newsgroup was created in April 1988.

In June 1991, was split into,, and

In January 1993, was renamed to
comp.archives.msdos.d, removing the discussion of binaries not
distributed via from the


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



The newsgroup line is:	Discussions about IBM/PC binary postings.

The charter (derived from the Results posting for is:

The existing would be used for discussions
about the actual programs posted to, such as bug
reports (but not articles about missing parts) or requests about how
to use the programs.


Jim Riley <>


2006-10-05     1st RFD
2006-10-16     2nd RFD/LCC