From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Rob Maxwell <>
Subject: RFD: reorganization of rec.arts.anime.*
Newsgroups: rec.arts.anime.models,,
 news.announce.newgroups,, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 22:01:57 -0800

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   reorganization of rec.arts.anime.*

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the reorganization of a 
Usenet hierarchy, as listed below:

NEWSGROUPS:	Group will be removed.
rec.arts.anime.models	Group will be removed.	Group will be removed.


First the numbers -- the first number is the total posts for the year 2007,
and the second number is the total posts for the month of December 2007.

rec.arts.anime.creative   133  4
rec.arts.anime.fandom   524  18   4  0   33  3
rec.arts.anime.marketplace   266  17
rec.arts.anime.models   55  2   64  5
[There were 10s of 1000s of posts in rec.arts.anime.misc last year.]

As can be seen by the above numbers, four newsgroups had less than 100 posts
in all of last year [2007]. is a moderated newsgroup
that had an unhealthy moderator that recently passed away, hence the low
traffic. Furthermore, there is some desire to retain the newsgroup, with the
addition of a new moderator(s) at a later date.

Of the remaining three, what little discussion there was previously in and, has migrated to
rec.arts.anime.misc. rec.arts.anime.models is mostly eBay ads with the rare
on-topic post garnering one to zero replies. Given the near absence of
on-topic traffic, I propose the removal of these three newsgroups.


All three were newgrouped as part of the second rec.arts.anime.*
sub-hierarchical reorganization on March 18, 1996.


For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:

Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the
relevant threads in that newsgroup.  This is both a courtesy to groups in
which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as well as the best
method of making sure that one's comments or criticisms are heard.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.
To this end, the 'Followup-To' header of this RFD has been set to this group.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.

We urge those who would like to read or post in the proposed newsgroup
to make a comment to that effect in this thread; we ask proponents to
keep a list of such positive posts with the relevant message ID
(e.g., Barney Fife, <>).
Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good
evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)


Rob Maxwell <>


2008-01-16     1st RFD