From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Big-8 Management Board <>
Subject: RESULT: will be removed
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:37:41 EDT
Message-ID: <i4e3uh$ppc$>

     will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-08-04 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by vote to remove moderated group

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 8-0-0


According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
1999-03-27. Probe messages showed no result.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:	Forum for group facilitation professionals. (Moderated)



CHARTER OF MISC.BUSINESS.FACILITATORS will be a world-wide unmoderated forum for
all professional workshop, seminar, and meeting facilitators,
moderators, mediators, designers, leaders, and trainers who provide
facilitation-type services to businesses, communities, or governmental
agencies.  This newsgroup will be open to (but not limited to) those

- conduct professional training workshops or seminars (e.g., CareerTracks type
  seminars, management retreats, Seven Habits)
- design and conduct Search Conferences or Future Conferences
- design and conduct Participatory Design Workshops
- provide OD consulting and facilitation services
- design and conduct systems design workshops using a methodology like JAD,
  FAST, or The METHOD.
- facilitate electronic meetings using groupware or meetingware (e.g.,
  GroupSystems V, TeamFocus, CI-Toolkit, C.A.Facilitator)
- facilitate decision conferences
- conduct team building workshops or assist self-directed teams
- provide quality improvement assessment and facilitation services (e.g., TQM,
  Malcolm Baldrige, Quest 2000, ISO-9000)
- provide conflict resolution, intervention, moderation, or arbitration services
- assist organizations in strategic planning, process engineering and
- facilitate meetings for their organization

This group is not open to advertisers of seminars, workshops, and consulting

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 241:16 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 19 Dec 1995.


Alexander Bartolich <>


2010-01-17	First probe post
2010-05-18	Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-06-09	1st RFD
2010-08-04	LCC
2010-08-17	RESULT