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From: Steve Bonine <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RFD: sci.med.midwifery (remove) Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:28:08 EDT Message-ID: <962as5Fpa3U7@mid.individual.net> REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) remove moderated group sci.med.midwifery This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated newsgroup sci.med.midwifery. RATIONALE: The moderation process for sci.med.midwifery is functioning, but there has been no activity in the newsgroup since 2005. The moderator agrees that the group is "dead in all useful respects." NEWSGROUPS LINE: sci.med.midwifery The practice of obstetrics by midwives. (Moderated) DISTRIBUTION: news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals sci.med.midwifery sci.med CHARTER sci.med.midwifery will be a moderated discussion group on all aspects of the practice of obstetrics by midwives. This can include, but is not limited to case consultation, distribution of new information in the specialty, discussion of the practice environment and conditions and on the education and training in diversity of midwives. The intended participants of this proposed group would be midwives. All others without commercial aims involved in gentle midwifery including and not limited to: Birthchild Educators, Labor Supporters, Childbirth Assistants, Herbalists, Breastfeeding Consultances, Doulas, and other people with relevant knowledge, skills, questions and remarks are greatfully welcomed to join. HISTORY OF THE GROUP: The group passed its vote for creation on 14 October 1995 by 271:20. It was active until early 1998. In April 2002 it was revived by Brian Edmonds <email@example.com>. Since early 2005 there has not been any significant activity in the newsgroup. PROPONENT: Steve Bonine <firstname.lastname@example.org> PROCEDURE: Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup. To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.proposals. For more information on the removal process, please see http://www.big-8.org/wiki/Group_Removal_FAQ CHANGE HISTORY: 17 June 2011: First RFD.