From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:08:47 EST
Message-ID: <hjg6t4$7dh$>

              moderated group

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup is not functioning,
and may have been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and instal-
lation of a new moderator.  In practice, the Big-8 Management Board
considers the third alternative--changing the status of the group from
moderated to unmoderated--as likely to cause more harm than good.


Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.
    (generated from
    retry time not reached for any host after a long failure period

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	General forum for all insurance issues. (Moderated)




The scope of the proposed group should
cover basically all insurance related issues which could include,
but are not limited to the following:

 * underwriting
 * actuarial
 * claims
 * information technology in insurance
 * broking
 * reinsurance

It is hoped that the group would lean towards the discussion
of general day-to-day business and away from, for example,
protracted discussions on the finer details of a particular
actuarial equation.  Moderation would only cut in when the
subject no longer relates directly to insurance though.  As
well as being a forum to discuss specific issues, this group
will also act as an arena in which to simply make contact with
other insurance professionals.  The moderation for this group
will exist *solely* to filter out the totally off-topic posts,
and will not judge on insurance related content.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 147:24 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 3 Jan 1996.


Alexander Bartolich <>


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

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

For more information on the MVI process, please see


2010-01-17	Probe post
2010-01-24	Moderator Vacancy Investigation