From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 01:09:43 EDT
Message-ID: <hssnim$bq7$>

              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
1999-03-27. Probe messages showed no result.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Forum for group facilitation professionals. (Moderated)



CHARTER OF MISC.BUSINESS.FACILITATORS will be a world-wide unmoderated forum for
all professional workshop, seminar, and meeting facilitators,
moderators, mediators, designers, leaders, and trainers who provide
facilitation-type services to businesses, communities, or governmental
agencies.  This newsgroup will be open to (but not limited to) those

- conduct professional training workshops or seminars (e.g., CareerTracks type
  seminars, management retreats, Seven Habits)
- design and conduct Search Conferences or Future Conferences
- design and conduct Participatory Design Workshops
- provide OD consulting and facilitation services
- design and conduct systems design workshops using a methodology like JAD,
  FAST, or The METHOD.
- facilitate electronic meetings using groupware or meetingware (e.g.,
  GroupSystems V, TeamFocus, CI-Toolkit, C.A.Facilitator)
- facilitate decision conferences
- conduct team building workshops or assist self-directed teams
- provide quality improvement assessment and facilitation services (e.g., TQM,
  Malcolm Baldrige, Quest 2000, ISO-9000)
- provide conflict resolution, intervention, moderation, or arbitration services
- assist organizations in strategic planning, process engineering and
- facilitate meetings for their organization

This group is not open to advertisers of seminars, workshops, and consulting

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 241:16 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 19 Dec 1995.


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	First probe post
2010-05-18	Moderator Vacancy Investigation