From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Steve Bonine <>
Subject: Moderator Vacancy Investigation:
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 09:23:14 EDT
Message-ID: <>

                      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 
installation 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 

NEWSGROUPS LINE: Obstetrics & gynecology. (Moderated)


Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces in September 2010.  Recent 
attempts to submit to the group resulted in no response.



CHARTER will be a moderated discussion group on all aspects of the 
practice of obstetrics and gyhecology. This can include, but is not 
limited to case consultation, distribution of new information in the 
specialty, and discussion of the practice environment.  This newsgroup 
is NOT for patients seeking profesional advice.  There are already other 
newsgroups for this type of discussion. (ie, and

The intended audience for this proposed group would be the physician who 
practices obstetrics and gynecology and the ancillary personnel who 
provide health care for women.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:   The newsgroup was active from August 1996 
through September 1999.  History information at is incomplete.

PROPONENT:  Steve Bonine <>

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 news.groups.proposals.

For more information on the MVI process, please see

29 May 2011:  Moderator Vacancy Investigation