From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:23:11 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4q4$tn8$>

              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
2001-05-14. A probe message resulted in a bounce.
  (generated from
  retry timeout exceeded

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Archivable fantasy stories and other projects. (Moderated)




     This newsgroup will serve as a temporary archive for postings
     that should be archived on one of the anonymous ftp or
     mail-server sites, and which do not belong in one of the
     other roleplaying newsgroups. Therefore only finished work
     such as net.books, campaign background, convention modules,
     the tabolport project, fiction, poetry, compilations, and so
     on should be posted here. This newsgroup is not for
     discussion purposes, and discussion of anything in this
     newsgroup should take place in the appropriate roleplaying
     discussion group.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 357:69 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 18 May 1992.


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