From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 01:12:17 EDT
Message-ID: <hssnj0$bqi$>

              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
2009-01-22. Probe messages showed no result.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	New product development and management. (Moderated)




Articles suitable for posting to are those
pertaining to topics related to the process of developing new products
and services.

Expected topics of discussion include (but are not limited to):

  * Strategies of product development
  * Organizational issues
  * Metrics
  * Best Practices
  * Case Histories
  * Manufacturing
  * Marketing
  * Global product development
  * Benchmarking
  * Trends in product development
  * Market and customer research
  * Brainstorming and ideation
  * Academic research

Inappropriate posts would include:

  * Advertising.  This newsgroup allows those involved in product
    development to help those individuals who share questions or concerns
    with the group.  This is NOT a forum for advertising and commercial
    interests and such posts will not be welcome.  If you have a product
    or service to sell, please post your message in other, more appropriate
  * Inappropriate behavior.  Inappropriate posts, spamming, advertisements
    foul language, or innuendoes that are disrespectful of the other users
    or groups of people are not welcome.

Moderation policies:

The moderator will abide by the following policies:

  * The moderator will be unbiased in his/her approval and rejection of
  * The moderator will work to insure that the quality of discussions is
    kept high and free of unsolicited advertising.
  * The moderator will reject articles that do not conform to this charter.


This newsgroup will have a gateway to a dedicated mailing list so that
people who do not have access to Usenet newsgroups will be able to read
and post messages to the newsgroup via e-mail.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 129:16 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 5 Apr 1999.


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


2010-02-21	First probe post
2010-05-18	Moderator Vacancy Investigation