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From: The Big-8 Management Board <email@example.com> Subject: Moderator Replacement Announcement: rec.aviation.stories (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS) Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, rec.aviation.piloting, rec.aviation.stories, news.groups.proposals Followup-To: news.groups.proposals Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:33:34 -0600 Organization: http://www.big-8.org/ Moderator Replacement Announcement rec.aviation.stories This is a formal announcement that the Big-8 Management Board intends to replace the moderator of rev.aviation.stories. PROCEDURE: Those who wish to comment on this proposal should subscribe to news:news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup. To this end, the followup header of this post has been set to news.groups.proposals. All discussion of proposed nominee should be posted to news.groups.proposals. 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.proposals as well. For more information on the B8MB, please see http://www.big-8.org/ BACKGROUND: The group was part of a reorganization of the rec.aviation.* hierarchy and was created as the result of a successful vote (September 24, 1992). As designed, the group had low but generally on-topic traffic for most of its lifetime, although the last periodic post by the moderator was in 2002. The founding moderator of the group, Geoff Peck, died on August 7, 2006. Larry Dighera has volunteered to serve as moderator for this newsgroup. Dighera intends to preserve the original charter and moderation policy of the group, as listed here: ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.aviation-reorg CHARTER: A home for one of the greatest strengths of rec.aviation -- longer postings of stories and experiences, including descriptions of cross-country trips, "I learned about flying from that", airshow reports, and so on. The moderator will reject shorter articles and subjects which aren't appropriate to the group, and will ensure that articles meet minimum readability standards (i.e., line lengths). Follow-ups will be directed to other groups. It is expected that this group will typically contain only one or two articles a week. Articles for anonymous posting will be accepted. MODERATION POLICY: Please note that rec.aviation.stories is a moderated newsgroup. To post to rec.aviation.stories, you may either use your standard Usenet posting mechanism or you may send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org I will try to "turn around" articles within a day or two and post them to the net. You will receive an automated response by e-mail when your article is posted. Follow-ups will be directed to the appropriate unmoderated group. MODERATOR INFO: rec.aviation.stories Moderator: Larry Dighera <LDighera@att.net> Article Submissions: email@example.com Administrative Contact: <LDighera@att.net> END MODERATOR INFO DISTRIBUTION: This document has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals rec.aviation.stories rec.aviation.piloting An effort will be made to alert readers of the following groups to the RFD as well by placing pointers to the thread in news.group.proposals: rec.aviation.aerobatics Aerobatics and unusual attitude flying rec.aviation.announce Events of interest to the aviation community (Moderated) rec.aviation.answers Frequently asked questions about aviation (Moderated) rec.aviation.hang-gliding Hang-gliding, paragliding, foot-launched flight rec.aviation.homebuilt Selecting, designing, building, and restoring aircraft rec.aviation.ifr Flying under Instrument Flight Rules rec.aviation.marketplace Aviation classifieds rec.aviation.military Military aircraft of the past, present and future rec.aviation.military.naval Discussion of Naval Aviation subjects rec.aviation.misc Miscellaneous topics in aviation rec.aviation.owning Information on owning airplanes rec.aviation.products Reviews and discussion of products for pilots rec.aviation.restoration Forum for debate on aircraft restoration rec.aviation.rotorcraft Helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft rec.aviation.simulators Flight simulation on all levels rec.aviation.soaring All aspects of sailplanes and hang-gliders rec.aviation.stories Anecdotes of flight experiences (Moderated) rec.aviation.student Learning to fly rec.aviation.ultralight Light aircraft in general, all topics rec.aviation.balloon Hot air and gas balloons and airships rec.aviation.powerchutes Safety and operation of powered parachutes PROPONENTS: Martin X. Moleski, SJ <firstname.lastname@example.org> (acting on behalf of the Big-8 Management Board) Larry Dighera <email@example.com> HISTORY: 2006-12-07 Edited and posted by Tim Skirvin 2006-11-24 First draft by Marty Moleski.