From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Big-8 Management Board <>
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: <>

Effective 13 June 2009, the following people have become the moderators 
of news.admin.announce:

    Kathy Morgan <>
    Peter J Ross <>
    Aatu Koskensilta <>
    Doug Venator (dvus) <>

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 

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 

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.