From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:40:22 EST
Message-ID: <hjg6t5$7dt$>

              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.

<>: host[] said: 550-Callout verification
    failed: 550 550 <>... User not known (in reply to RCPT TO

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Personal protective equipment. (Moderated)




For discussion of all aspects of personal protective equipment (ppe),
defined as any device(s) worn or held by the user in order to provide
him (her) protection whilst performing the given task.

It is open especially, but not exclusively, to manufacturers,
distributors, testing and certifying organisations, government
departments, safety officers and users of ppe, including professional
associations of the foregoing.

Advertising of products and services directly related to ppe is
allowed, but is limited to 50 words of text in any posting, plus
references to contact details, addresses, websites etc.

Binaries are not permitted.

The group will be moderated, in order to prevent articles not
conforming to the charter from being posted.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote
for creation by 241:16 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 12 Mar 1997.


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