From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: comp.object.moderated will be removed
Newsgroups: comp.object, comp.object.moderated, news.announce.newgroups,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 11:06:26 -0500

                 comp.object.moderated will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 30 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 comp.object.moderated.

This group will be removed on 11 May 2007.

RATIONALE: remove comp.object.moderated

The last approved article was in April 2000.  The active lifetime of
the group was relatively short, from December 1998 to April 2000, when
the system hosting the moderation was hacked.  Combined with a job
change for the moderator, the group never recovered.

If the group is removed, discussion of object-oriented issues may
continue in the unmoderated group, comp.object.

Alternatively, a new moderator could be assigned to the group. Current
traffic in comp.object averages 15-20 articles per day, so there may
be enough discussion to sustain both an unmoderated and moderated

Because of its name, it does not make sense to convert the group to an
unmoderated status, and in any event, it would be redundant to the
unmoderated comp.object.


The newsgroup comp.object.moderated was created in December 1998 as an
alternative to the unmoderated comp.object, which was created in
September 1989.  The group comp.object.moderated was active until
April 2000, when the system hosting moderation was hacked, which
coupled with a job change for the moderator resulted in the group
being interrupted permanently.

During its 17 months of active approvals, there were typically 20 to
40 threads per month.

Since 2000, there has been off and on discussion about reactivating
the group, but this has not occured.


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Jim Riley <>


2007-04-17     1st RFD
2007-04-30     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-05-08     Results