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Subject: RESULT: rec.aviation.questions will be removed
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 19:09:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070317190927$>

                 rec.aviation.questions will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 09 Mar 2007 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8
Management board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup

This group will be removed on 21 Mar 2007.

RATIONALE: remove rec.aviation.questions

The last approved message was in June 1994.  The group was created in
April 1994, and had less than 30 articles posted in its 3-month period
of activity.  It has been inactive the past 13 years.

Over the next few years, there were occasional comments by a poster
that they had attempted to post to rec.aviation.questions, but their
question had not appeared.

The original moderation scheme called for persons to submit their
question to rec.aviation.questions.  After a question was received, it
would be directed to an "answer-maven", who would prepare an answer to
the question, possibly after additional research.

The answer-maven would cross-post his answer to rec.aviation.questions
and other relevant rec.aviation.* groups, with the original question
quoted within the body of the answer message.  Follow-on discussion
could then occur in the unmoderated groups.

If a new moderator were assigned, the moderation scheme might be
modified such that legitimate questions would be be posted directly to
rec.aviation.questions with any persons interested in answering
responding directly in the group.  Moderation could concentrate on
keeping any ensuing discussion focused on the original questions.

While the group could plausibly be converted to an unmoderated status,
it might simply serve as an additional group in a cross-post.

Note: There are also proposals to remove rec.aviation.answers and
rec.aviation.announce.  Each proposal will be considered


The newsgroup rec.aviation.questions was created in April 1994, and
had 11 approved articles in April, 12 articles in May, and 5 articles
in June.  It has been idle for the past 13 years.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:



Jim Riley <>


2007-02-26     1st RFD
2007-03-09     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-03-17     Results (passes)