From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
Subject: RFD: remove moderated
From: Jim Riley <>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 06:02:22 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070310060222$>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

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


The last approved message was in September 1999.  There had been
roughly 5 approved threads per month for the first three years of the
newsgroup (October 1995 to September 1996).  For the final year, there
was typically only 1 or 2 approvals per month.

Alternatives include:

(1) Assign a new moderator.

(2) Convert the newsgroup to unmoderated status.  I do not believe
that group with "business" in its name can function as an unmoderated
newsgroup (see, the only unmoderated* Newsgroup).

(3) Remove the newsgroup.  Discussion of business credit may (continue
to) occur in groups such as or


The newsgroup was created in October 1995.
Approved threads were around 5 per month for the first 3 years of its
existence.  In the last year, there were typically 1 to 2 approvals
per month.  The last approval was in September 1999.


The newsgroup line is:	Domestic and international business credit.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

The proposed moderated newsgroup will be opened
for discussion on all aspects of business credit.  Business credit
refers to but is not limited to:

A. Credit extended by a business to a business.

B. Money loaned by a bank, finance company or lending institution to
   a business.

C. Equipment leased by a leasing company to a business.

D. Domestic and international business credit


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 <>


2007-03-10     1st RFD