From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: 1st RFD: moderated (remove)
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:56:11 EDT
Message-ID: <humjdl$ibm$>

              moderated group

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated


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 request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVI process, please see


2010-01-17	First probe post
2010-05-18	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-06-09	1st RFD