From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: will be removed
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Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 15:45:05 -0500

       will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 24 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 the newsgroup

This group will be removed on 07 May 2007.

RATIONALE: remove has been inactive for several years, with no
approved user posts or submissions since August 2003.  Notices have been
posted monthly since September 2004, looking for a replacement moderator;
nobody has volunteered.  The group can reasonably be considered dead, and
should either find a new moderator that can try to revive it, or it should
be removed.

HISTORY: was created in May 2000, in response to ongoing
flamewars in the* hierarchy.  The group enjoyed regular
traffic for slightly less than a year, during which the flamewars in the
hierarchy also died down; by July 2001, the traffic had fallen to nothing.

As noted by Rick Pikul in June 2003:

  The trolls that were causing the problem in rgf.misc have engaged
  in a concentrated plot to kill rgf.mod.

  They are doing this by, mostly, behaving themselves.


Since September 2004, I (Tim) have posted a "DEAD GROUP" notice to the group
monthly: is a dead group.  It has gotten less than
  five relevant posts in the last 18 months; it's not even been worth
  sorting through the spam, and not a single person has complained.  As
  such, as of 17 Sep 2004, I proclaim this group dead and buried.

  I will hold this namespace open to anyone that actually wishes to
  use it.  Otherwise, if you're still reading this, thanks for stopping by,
  but you may want to check out the rest of the* hierarchy,
  which works a lot better than this.

I have not received a valid submission since I began posting this notice.


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Tim Skirvin <> - Technical Moderator, RGFM


2007-04-18     1st RFD
2007-04-24     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-05-01     Results (passes)