From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RFD: moderated (remove) LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:26:15 EST
Message-ID: <hg3qa7$2pj$>

              moderated group

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated


The moderators of, Keith Petersen and
Timo Salmi, have resigned.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Announcements about Windows archives. (Moderated)




This moderated newsgroup is for the upload announcements and related
information from Microsoft Windows archive sites (also called FTP
sites) with Public Domain, Freeware and Shareware material. The
subjects include the upload announcements via the Microsoft Windows
FTP site moderators, the Microsoft Windows sites' periodical
summaries, potential policy statements and downtime warnings, and the
Microsoft Windows FTP site moderators' reports about the connectivity
problems with their archive sites. Unix announcements conform only if
they directly relate to transferring or handling the Microsoft Windows
material from the Microsoft Windows FTP sites. 16-bit programs, 32-bit
programs, programs for Windows 95 and Windows NT are all on-topic.

The purpose of is to be a ONE-WAY
channel for Microsoft Windows upload announcements which the
moderators handle, and other one-way, occasional information relating
to Microsoft Windows archive sites. The moderators will therefore not
be handling users' discussion material, questions, and replies. The
unmoderated newsgroup (see below)
will cover that aspect.

Note that while the submission address goes to SimTel, articles from
all major FTP servers are welcome, just as in the existing

The comp.archives.msdos hierarchy handles DOS programs.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its
vote for creation by 263:30 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on


Alexander Bartolich <>


Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVI process, please see


2009-10-29	Probe post
2009-10-30	Resignation sent in response
2009-11-01	Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2009-11-15	1st RFD
2009-11-29	2nd RFD
2009-12-13	LCC