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From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.archives moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, comp.archives.admin,
 news.groups.proposals, comp.sources.d, comp.archives
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 09:26:46 -0600

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                          remove comp.archives

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


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.proposals.

The full group removal procedure is documented here:


No comments were received.

RATIONALE: remove comp.archives

The newsgroup has not had any approvals since October 1997.  There had
been a substantial decline in traffic over its last couple of years,
perhaps triggered by the creation of
in July 1996.

There is almost no discussion in the unmoderated comp.archives.admin
(the group is intended for discussion about administration of
archives, rather than the content of the archives).

Announce of archives for specific operating systems, programming
languages, etc. may continue to occur in groups specific to those
operating systems and languages.


The newsgroup comp.archives was created in November 1998.  At the
time, there was discussion of creation of a moderated announcement
group and an unmoderated discussion group, but this never occured.

In May 1991, the unmoderated comp.archives was created for discussion
about the administration of archives.

Groups specific for MS-DOS (comp.archives.msdos.{announce|d}) and
MS-Windows ({announce|discuss}) were created
in December 1992 and July 1996, respectively.

The last approval for comp.archives was in October 1997.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:



The newsgroup line is:

comp.archives		Descriptions of public access archives.

The charter (in part) extracted from the CFV:

  The purpose of comp.archives.d is the distribution of information
  regarding all manner of source, binary and text archive sites, of
  both UUCP and FTP varieties.


Jim Riley <>


2007-01-11     1st RFD
2007-01-22     2nd RFD/LCC