From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: will be removed
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:07:55 EST
Message-ID: <hgm4bb$b48$>

     will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2009-12-13 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by vote to remove moderated group

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 10-0-0


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 <>


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
2009-12-20	RESULT