From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
Subject: RFD: remove moderated
From: Jim Riley <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 19:19:39 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070323191938$>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

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


The last approved message was in December 2000.  Any announcements
about legacy BeBox hardware and BeOS software may be made in the
unmoderated groups of the* hierarchy.


The newsgroup was created in February 1997 as
part of the reorganization of the* (CSB) hierarchy, that
included creation of CSB.announce, CSB.advocacy,,
CSB.programmer, and CSB.misc (rename of

The group did not have an active moderator until July 1997, after
which began a period of regular approvals of 2 or 3 per month, which
lasted until April 1998.  Approvals were quite rare until August 1999,
when the moderator announced that he was spending some time figuring
out what wasn't working with the moderation software.  From then until
December 2000, approvals were fitful, with 0, 1, or 2 approvals per

The last approval was in December 2000.  Over its active life, there
were about 100 approvals.


The newsgroup line is:	BeOS product announcements.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

Announcements of new software, hardware, documentation, FTP/WWW sites,
events, etc for BeBox or BeOS. This group is moderated.  Discussions
of the announcements do not take place here.

Commercial announcements are more than welcome. Before submitting an
announcement, please read the submission guidelines, posted monthly to
the newsgroup.


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 <>


2007-03-21     1st RFD