From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.unix.unixware.announce moderated
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,
 comp.unix.unixware.announce, comp.unix.unixware.misc, comp.unix.sco.misc
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:16:34 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   remove comp.unix.unixware.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.unix.unixware.announce.

RATIONALE: remove comp.unix.unixware.announce

There have been no approved messages since June 1996.  During its
short period of active approvals (July 1995 to June 1996), there were
only 30 approved articles other than FAQ's.  Approvals were sporadic,
with the following numbers of approval per month:
8,0,4,3,0,1,0,6,0,0,0, and 8.

When comp.unix.unixware.announce was created, part of the rationale
was the high traffic in comp.unix.unixware (comp.unix.unixware was
renamed to comp.unix.unixware.misc).  The creation of the ".announce"
group, and the renaming of the discussion group were characterized as
a re-organization, which might result in a whole sub-hierarchy of
comp.unix.unixware.* which would be served by the ".announce" group.

As it turns out, no additional groups were created, and traffic in
comp.unix.unixware.misc has declined dramatically by about a factor of
1/100 (to around 5 articles/month).  There is no need for a separate
announcement group at this time since the rest of the sub-hierarchy
consists of a single, low volume discussion group.  Any announcements
can be made directly to comp.unix.unixware.misc.

Note: this proposal would remove only comp.unix.unixware.announce.
comp.unix.unixware.misc would not be affected.


The newsgroup comp.unix.unixware was created in November 1993.  In
April 1995, it was renamed to comp.unix.unixware.misc, and the
companion announcement group comp.unix.unixware.announce created.

The first approvals for comp.unix.unixware.announce were in July 1995,
and the last in June 1996.  There are 35 approvals in the Google
archive, 5 of them FAQ's.


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 <>


2006-10-19     1st RFD