From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 16:55:29 EDT
Message-ID: <hpajb8$5gk$>

              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.


According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2000-11-09. A probe message resulted in a bounce.

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NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Remediation of Y2K, similar bugs. (Moderated)




This newsgroup will be open to technical aspects of the year 2000
conversion including:

* Technical discussions - year 2000 problems and solutions on various
   computer systems and networks. "What we're doing in our project";
   suggestions on test setups for specific systems. Programming

* Project-management issues - suggested phases in year 2000 projects;
   how to get projects budgeted; cost estimating; test strategies;
   contingency plans; checklists; expected staffing demands.

* Software tools - for inventory and/or conversion of affected code.
   Rating of/experiences with specific tools. Pitfalls to watch out
   for. Pointers to relevant products and vendor documentation.

Moderation policies:

Language shall not be restricted to English.

All posts shall be directly related to the subject of year 2000
compliance. Topics of a political, philosophical or religious nature
shall not be posted in No job postings.
No binary/HTML posts. We hope to keep the moderation light, and allow
most non-spam posts.

Single, short announcements of Y2k products (either new or significant
upgrades) are acceptable, and should refer to Web pages for details.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote
for creation by 241:14 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 5 Oct 1998.


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


2009-11-24	First probe post
2010-04-04	Moderator Vacancy Investigation