From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Alexander Bartolich <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 02:18:01 EDT
Message-ID: <i3o4nr$tkp$>

              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
2003-01-22. A probe message resulted in a bounce.

<>: host[] said: 550 all relevant MX records
  point to non-existent hosts (in reply to RCPT TO command)

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Professional video, technical and artistic. (Moderated)




This would be a general newsgroup dealing with specific technical and
artistic issues in professional video, television and broadcasting.
Topics would include:
+ policy (eg. federal regulations passed down from the Federal
  Communications Commission) and operation (eg. day-to-day physical
  plant) of broadcast, production and post production facilities.
+ announcements of events of interest to the video, television and
  broadcasting community such as conferences and conventions.
+ ENG (Electronic News Gathering) equipment specifications.
+ New ENG (Electronic News Gathering) technology such as disk-based
  (as opposed to tape-based cameras).
+ ENG (Electronic News Gathering) videotape formats.
+ Linear and nonlinear editing.
+ Special Effect design and creation.
+ Problem solving and Trouble Shooting.
+ Production artistry.
+ Single camera productions.
+ Multiple camera productions.
+ In-Studio productions.
+ Remote (out of studio) productions.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 201:14 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 14 Aug 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	Probe post
2010-08-09	Moderator Vacancy Investigation