From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.anime.models,,news.announce.newgroups,,news.groups.proposals
Subject: RESULT: reorganization of rec.arts.anime.* passes
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:00:30 -0700
Message-ID: <nan.20080331170030$>

                   reorganization of rec.arts.anime.*

The Big-8 Management Board has decided by consensus to reorganize the
rec.arts.anime.* hierarchy as described.  Discussion began on 12 Mar 2008,
and completed a week later.

The three groups will be removed on 12 Apr 2008.

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.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

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


Rob Maxwell <>


2008-01-15     1st RFD
2008-03-12     2nd RFD/LCC
2008-03-31     Results (passes)