From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: will be removed
Newsgroups:, news.announce.newgroups,,,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:09:22 -0500

   will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 17 Apr 2007 initiated a five-day period
for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8 Management Board
has decided by consensus to remove

This group will be removed on 27 Apr 2007.


The last approved regular article was in April 2000, with FAQs being
posted until September 2000.  There had been an earlier interruption
that lasted from May 1997 until August 1998.  After the restart,
approvals were typically only 1 or 2 per month.  Traffic in the entire* hierarchy is extremely low, with fewer than
100 articles total in the past 12 months.


The newsgroup was created in November
1994 as part of the creation of the* (RGCD)
hierarchy.  The entire hierarchy, including RGCD.announce,
RGCD.editing,, RGCD.playing, and RGCD.misc were created at
the same time.

Traffic was extremely high for an announcement group with around 3
approved articles per day, with some decline over the next few years.
Approvals were interrupted in May 1997.  Moderation restarted in
August 1998, but approvals other FAQs were light, less than 5 articles
per month.  The last approval of a regular article was in April 2000.
FAQs continued to be posted until September 2000.


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Jim Riley <>


2007-04-04     1st RFD
2007-04-17     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-04-24     Results (passes)