From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: The Big-8 Management Board <>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,rec.hunting.dogs,news.groups.proposals
Subject: RESULT: rec.hunting.dogs will be removed
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 09:36:02 -0700
Message-ID: <nan.20080331163602$>

                    rec.hunting.dogs will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 12 Mar 2008 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

This group will be removed on 07 Apr 2008.

RATIONALE: remove rec.hunting.dogs

This is a dead group.  There has been no viable activity on this group
for nearly a year (maybe longer).  Even before that, the activity level
of this group was extremely low (no more than 1 or 2 posts per month).
Note that this is despite the fact that the moderator (myself, the
proponent of the removal RFD) dutifully checks for new posts on a
regular basis (at least one per week).

It is important to note that it is the moderator of the group who is
initiating the proposal.


The group was originally a spin off from rec.hunting back in the
mid-1990's.  Because of the number and nature of dog-related posts, it
was felt a separate discussion group under the hierarchy of rec.hunting
should be created.  After an appropriate RFD & CFV process which showed
very little opposition to the proposal, the group was created.   The
moderator was designated to be myself (Chris Barnes); to date, this is
the only moderator the group has ever had.


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
  news.groups.proposals (moderated)
  rec.hunting.dogs (moderated)


Chris Barnes <>


2008-01-17     1st RFD
2008-03-12     2nd RFD/LCC
2008-03-30     Results (passes)