From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: will be removed
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:40:59 EDT
Message-ID: <ho0gb9$571$>comp.lang.misc:50960

     will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-03-07 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): 9-0-0


Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

<>: host[] said: 550 Unrouteable address (in
  reply to RCPT TO command)

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Announcements re the Java System. (Moderated)




  This moderated, low-volume group is for Java-related announcements,

    o  new releases of software
       (compilers, development kits, browsers, etc.)
    o  new publicly accessible applets
    o  events (user group meetings, conferences, etc.)
    o  new packages or announcements of official specification changes.

  This is not a discussion group (posts that are likely to generate
  discussion should have follow-ups set to one of the other Java groups).

  Moderation policy:

  The intent of moderation is to ensure this is a low-noise group, and to
  prevent excessive advertising by any single company.  Posts announcing
  commercial products are acceptable, providing they are kept to a
  reasonable frequency.
  It is not appropriate to post binary classfiles or long source listings
  on any of these groups. Instead, the post should reference a WWW or FTP
  site (short source snippets to demonstrate a particular point or problem
  are fine).

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 491:38 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 11 Jun 1996.


Alexander Bartolich <>


2010-01-19	Probe post
2010-01-24	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-02-06	1st RFD
2010-02-21	2nd RFD
2010-03-07	LCC
2010-03-19	RESULT