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From: Big-8 Management Board <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.admin.announce,news.groups.proposals Subject: Moderator change for news.admin.announce Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:41:52 EDT Message-ID: <EZednUc3NatSUavXnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@supernews.com> Effective 13 June 2009, the following people have become the moderators of news.admin.announce: Kathy Morgan <email@example.com> Peter J Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> Aatu Koskensilta <email@example.com> Doug Venator (dvus) <firstname.lastname@example.org> The new moderators are grateful to their predecessors (Brian Edmonds, Dave Sill and Tim Skirvin) for their past work, and intend to make no changes to existing moderation policies. Delays are possible for a few days while the new moderators change the carpets, wallpaper and lampshades in the Official Moderation Hut. Meanwhile, here's the news.admin.announce charter: News.admin.announce is a forum for important announcements for news administrators. It is a moderated forum, watched over by a team of moderators for added speed. Possible topics for messages include announcements regarding news transport or browsing software, Frequently Asked Questions lists, announcements of new EMP cancellers, announcements of new cancellation criteria, reports that directly relate to the future of Usenet, reports on legal issues that directly affect news administrators such as the Communications Decency Act, and so forth. News.admin.announce is moderated by a team of moderators. The moderators will approve any message that they feel fits the following criteria: 1. The message is an announcement that the moderators feel is important for most or all news administrators. 2. The message is formatted for 78 or less characters per line, and is easily human readable. 3. The message is not a binary, nor will it break standard Usenet readers. 4. Followups for the message are set appropriately. At any time, moderators can be added or removed by a majority vote of the then-current moderators. The moderators look forward to seeing ever-increasing numbers of on- topic articles.