From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From:	 	Jim Riley
Date:		Thurs, Oct 26 2006 1:58 pm
Email: 		Jim Riley <>
Groups: 		news.announce.newgroups, news.groups,,, comp.multimedia
Followup-To:		news.groups

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

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


There have been no approved messages since January 1997.  This group
may be a candidate for conversion to a status of unmoderated, or the
assignment of a new moderator.

"multimedia" is somewhat of a spam magnet, and the use of multimedia
in education too diffuse of a topic for an unmoderated newsgroup to

When the group was actively moderated, a large share of the content
was announcments of multimedia products, and increasing of web sites,
so hand moderation might be necessary to provide a forum for
discussion and posting of questions about resources.


The newsgroup was created in March 1994.
Traffic was fairly steady (50-150) messages per month, until September
1996, when there was an interruption.  In mid-October, there was an
apology from the moderator, indicating that he had been trying an
automated script that hadn't actually posted the messages, followed
by posting of a month's worth of messages.  There were then no more
messages until January 1997, when 10 a final messages were posted.

In June 1997, there was some discussion about trying to revive the
group.  One of the participants indicated that he had tried to contact
the moderator without success.


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 <>


2006-10-26     1st RFD