From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Jim Riley <>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.std.lisp moderated
Newsgroups: comp.std.lisp, news.announce.newgroups, comp.lang.lisp,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 21:54:15 -0600

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                          remove comp.std.lisp

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

RATIONALE: remove comp.std.lisp

The newsgroup comp.std.lisp has not had any approved messages since
April 1998, with the next prior approval in February 1996.  In its
entire active period from January 1994 to April 1998 it only had 53
approved articles, with 90% posted in the first year, and 50% in the
first two months of existence.

Discussion of the programming language Lisp, including standardization
efforts may be discussed in the unmoderated group comp.lang.lisp.
Activities of the Association of Lisp Users (ALU) may be discussed in
the unmoderated newsgroup  The ALU also maintains
a web site at


The moderated newsgroup comp.std.lisp and the unmoderated newsgroup were created in January 1994.  After a short early
flurry of activity, it was often several months between approvals. The
last approval was in April 1998, roughly 9 years ago.


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.proposals and participate in the relevant threads 
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to 

All discussion of active proposals 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.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



Jim Riley <>


2007-02-07     1st RFD