From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:21:33 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4pf$tmj$>

              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
2007-11-09. A probe message resulted in a bounce.
    (generated from
    retry timeout exceeded

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Auto racing news, results, announcements. (Moderated)




     This group will contain announcements, results, standings, news
     items, press releases, schedules, "reliable" rumours, and other
     information about automotive racing.  No discussion will be
     permitted; followups will be directed to

  * will provide a low-volume channel with all
    the information (as opposed to discussion) in one place.  The group
    will be jointly moderated, using a combination of software and
    people to provide a rapid approval process for appropriate news
    articles.  With any of the moderators free to approve any given
    posting, we hope to provide a few hours' turnaround time for
    most articles posted to  Rejected articles
    may be automatically posted to (unless the author
    requests otherwise); the intent is not to weed out opinions but
    to maintain a high information content.  Moderators will NOT
    base their approval on the content of the post, but, rather, only
    on the appropriateness and estimated reliability of the report.

    The provisional list of moderators is:
	Andrew Henry
	Dan Jones 
	Mike Holthouse
	Ron O'Dell
	Steven Wheeler
	Tom Haapanen
    The moderator list is subject to change during the RFD period;
    after the creation of the group, new moderators can be added and
    existing ones removed by a simple majority vote of the current

    All articles will have a Folloup-To: line set to automatically
    redirect followups to the appropriate group.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 229:55 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 1 Apr 1994.


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	Probe post
2010-08-09	Moderator Vacancy Investigation