From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Announcement: soc.religion.christian.youth-work
Newsgroups: soc.religion.christian.youth-work, news.announce.newgroups,
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:45:43 -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.


Regular approvals stopped in July 2000, though there a single final
approval in October 2000.  There was also a stoppage from January 1999
to August 1999.  The last moderator of the group has no interest in
the group.

Possible actions include:

(1) Revive the group with a new moderator.

(2) Convert the group to an unmoderated status.

(3) Remove the group.

An unmoderated group would likely be susceptible to trolls, or
digression into debate about religious beliefs or doctrine, rather
than focusing on youth work.

When the group was active, there was an enthusiastic, though somewhat
low volume, of discussion.  If there is still interest, there is no
reason to remove the newsgroup.

If volunteer(s) steps forward, they can be assigned the moderatorship.


The newsgroup soc.religion.christian.youth-work was created in July
1994, and was generally active until June 2000, with a stoppage from
January 1999 to August 1999.  Traffic volune was around 1 to 2
articles per day, though approvals were often batched.


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:

|soc.religion.christian.youth-work	Christians working with young people.

The charter (from a periodic posting to the newsgroup):

Soc.religion.christian.youth-work is a moderated group providing a
forum for

- discussing topics relevant to working with young people.
- exchanging ideas regarding youth/children's work
- support (prayer and otherwise) for youth leaders
- keeping in touch with developments in other countries/denominations
- discussing available resources
- sharing experiences (both good and bad) to help others
- discussing current projects
- giving and receiving advice from others


Jim Riley <>


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:

  soc.religion.christian (moderated) (moderated)


2007-06-12     Moderator Vacancy Announcement