From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RFD: remove moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals,,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 16:13:05 -0500

                      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:


One comment was received from John P Darcy agreeing with the removal
of the newsgroup.


The last approved message was in June 1999.  In September 2002, there
was discussion about reactivation of the group, but nothing came of
it.  Since the 1990's widespread access to the internet and WWW may
have made the group obsolete.

Alternatives include:

(1) Assignment of a new moderator.

(2) Removal of the newsgroup.

(3) Since the group was intended as a quality cricket information
service, with any follow on discussion happening in the unmoderated, it would not make sense to convert into an unmoderated group.


The newsgroup was created in July 1994 a
replacement for the group which had been
created in January 1992.  Approvals were moderately heavy with roughly
5 articles per day.  There were outages from August 1997 to October
1997, and from November 1998 to December 1998.  The last approval was
in June 1999.  In September 2002, there was discussion about possible
reactivation of the group, but nothing came of it.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:



The newsgroup line is:	News, scores and info related to cricket.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):


To provide a quality cricket information service for a general
audience on USENET.


i)    Completed scorecards of one day matches
ii)   End of day scorecards of test matches and first class matches.
iii)  Brief scores and/or scorecards of any other level of matches
iv)   Combined scorecard and match reports of any of the above matches
(i) - (iii)
v)    Match reports alone for any of the above matches (i) - (iii)
vi)   Statistical data on individuals and/or teams
vii)  Cricket related articles, news, profiles, facts on players.
viii) Schedule of the matches to be played in a season/tour or
ix)   Book reviews of cricket related books and extracts.
x)    Any other information related to cricket that may not fall under
any of the above but useful to the general audience in the
      opinion of the moderator.


Jim Riley <>


2007-03-15     1st RFD
2007-03-17     1st RFD (corrected)
2007-05-03     2nd RFD/LCC