From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Announcement:
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,,, news.groups.proposals, comp.sys.mac.announce
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:51:18 -0500

                 Moderation Vacancy Announcement (MVA)

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA), initiated after the
moderator of the above-listed moderated newsgroup has been found to be 
absent.  The goal of this process is to find a new moderator for the group.


Kathy Morgan indicated her willingness to moderate the newsgroup, to
be hosted by Brian Edmonds on his Robomod site.

The last (current) moderators of stated
(by e-mail) that they were agreeable to Kathy Morgan becoming the

My recommendation is that the moderatorship be transferred to Kathy
Morgan.  If after some time, it is determined that the lack of
activity is due to a lack of submissions, rather than lack of someone
willing to approve submissions, the group may be removed.


The newsgroup was created as part of a
re-organization of the comp.sys.mac.programmer (CSMP) hierarchy in
November 1994 that created,,, and
renamed comp.sys.mac.programmer to CSMP.misc.

The comp.sys.mac.programmer (CSMP) sub-hierarchy had its origin with
the creation of comp.sys.mac.programmer in March 1988 (the 4th group
in the comp.sys.mac hierarchy).   CSMP.codewarrior was added in August
1994.  3 groups, including were added in November 1994 (see
above). was added in October 1995.

There were generally 10 to 20 approvals per month in, from its creation in November 1994 until
March 1999 (4-1/2 years).  Over the last year, approvals were
infrequent (17 total), with the last in March 2000.


The Big-8 Management Board has determined that the above listed newsgroup 
needs a new moderator, and has decided to proceed with a Moderator Vacancy
Announcement.  This process is documented here:

In short, the Board plans to either appoint a new moderator, unmoderate 
the newsgroup, or remove the newsgroup entirely. 

The followup header of this post has been set to news.groups.proposals. 
To discuss the issues affecting the group, to propose a new moderator, or
to provide information regarding the current moderator, please respond to
this thread in news.groups.proposals.  If you are interested in the
continued existence of this newsgroup, please also indicate that interest
in the news.groups.proposals.  If you would like to volunteer to moderate
this newsgroup, please post your credentials in response to this message.

For more information on the Big-8 Management Board, please see:


The newsgroup line is:	Frequently requested information.

The charter (extracted from the CFV):

A moderated newsgroup for posting FAQ's, digests, convention and
release announcements, "columns" by developers and industry insiders,
contact information, reviews, bulletins and any frequently requested
information relating to development for the Macintosh computer system.


Jim Riley <>


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:



2007-04-27     1st RFD
2007-06-12     Moderator Vacancy Announcement