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Subject: 2nd RFD: remove moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:45:59 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070404144559$>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)

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


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.


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.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



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.


Jim Riley <>


2007-03-21     1st RFD
2007-04-04     2nd RFD/LCC