From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:19:50 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4og$tli$>

              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
2004-02-16. A probe message resulted in a bounce.

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

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Announcements about TV show _Babylon 5_. (Moderated)




The purpose of this group is to provide an uncluttered resource of
information and news pertaining to the television program _Babylon 5_. is a moderated newsgroup, which means
that all articles must be submitted to the moderator for approval
before they will be posted.  Articles appearing in this newsgroup
should generally fall into one of the following categories:

   1) Official press releases and notices pointing to coverage
      of _Babylon 5_ in the media (but copies of copyrighted
      material *only* with expressed permission), and announcements
      of B5-related events such as conventions and star appearances.

   2) Episode schedules, guides and summaries, and announcements of
      airing time changes.

   3) Announcements, commentary and background material on
      _Babylon 5_ from J. Michael Straczynski, the show's
      executive producer.  This will include compilations of
      his writings from online services such as GEnie and
      CompuServe and very selective repostings of substantial
      commentary from  The latter
      category will specifically *not* include his short answers
      about details of past episodes.

   4) Other material believed by the moderators to be of interest
      to a broad base of B5 fans.

Volume should not exceed a few messages a day.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote
for creation by 691:37 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 18 Nov 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


2010-05-20	First probe post
2010-08-09	Moderator Vacancy Investigation