From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:25:47 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4re$tof$>

              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
2006-02-17. A probe message resulted in a bounce.
    (generated from
    SMTP error from remote mail server after
    RCPT TO:<>: host
    []: 550 #5.1.0 Address rejected

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	A forum for bed and breakfast guests. (Moderated)




Articles suitable for posting to are those
pertaining to any topic related to lodging in B&Bs.

Expected topics of discussion include (but are not limited to):
* past and current B&B guest experiences
* referrals and recommendations
* suggestions to guests and innkeepers
* reviews of guidebooks and other B&B travel resources
* discussions on food, amenities, locations, recreation, pricing,
   licenses, certifications, and discounts of B&B inns
* and just general collaboration and comradery.

Inappropriate posts would include:
* Advertising.  This newsgroup allows those involved and/or interested
   in the B&B industry to help B&B travelers.  This is NOT a forum for
   advertising and commercial interests and such posts will NOT be
   welcome.  If you have a product or a tour, please post your message
   in or other locations.
* Inappropriate behavior.  Inappropriate posts, spamming, advertisement,
   foul language, or innuendos that are disrespectful of the other users
   or groups of people.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 194:17 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 17 Jun 1996.


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