From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:43:15 EST
Message-ID: <hjg6t8$7es$>

              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
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<>:
    host []: 550 Unknown user kids-info in domain

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Informational posts related to hierarchy. (Moderated)




For the periodic posting of informational posts and FAQ files related
to groups in the hierarchy.  Occasional one-time
announcements of interest to readers (such as juvenile
product recall, picnics or photoalbums) may be crossposted
here from (and/or the appropriate subgroup(s)).  However, as
a low volume newsgroup, birth announcements, etc. are not appropriate
for this group.  Posts to this group should be informational;
discussion and questions will not appear here.  No advertising.
Posters should be aware that the moderator cannot do distributions for
other regions, and that there may be moderation delays.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 275:18 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 19 Aug 1994.


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