Nan:2006-08-17-terminals-lcc

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 3rd RFD: remove comp.terminals.bitgraph and comp.terminals.tty5620 (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.terminals.bitgraph,
 comp.terminals.tty5620, comp.terminals
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 15:07:27 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove comp.terminals.bitgraph
                     remove comp.terminals.tty5620

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the newsgroups 
comp.terminals.bitgraph and comp.terminals.tty5620.


PROCEDURE:

The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

The full (draft) group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup



SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

No comments were received.  There was one on-topic post to
comp.terminals.tty5620 during the discussion period (which has so far not
received an answer).


RATIONALE: remove comp.terminals-reorg

comp.terminals.bitgraph has not had any on-topic messages in the past 11
months.  The terminal may be discussed in comp.terminals.

comp.terminals.tty5620 has had 3 sales related message in the past 11
months, though they appear to be more relate to the 3B2 than the
terminal.  The terminal may be discussed in comp.terminals.

This RFD is part of a proposal to remove 31 low-traffic former-INET
groups.  Please see article <1152814343.19576@isc.org>, available here:

    http://news.killfile.org/?group=news.announce.newgroups&number=1363

Note: the proposal to remove two of the 31 groups, comp.os.rsts and
comp.std.announce, has been withdrawn.


HISTORY:

comp.terminals.bitgraph and comp.terminals.tty5620 have existed as INET groups
at least since 1987.  They were promoted to the standard Big 8 distribution in
October 2000.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  comp.terminals.bitgraph
  comp.terminals.tty5620
  comp.terminals


CHARTER:

The newsgroup lines are:

comp.terminals.bitgraph	The BB&N BitGraph Terminal.
comp.terminals.tty5620  AT&T Dot Mapped Display Terminals (5620 and BLIT).


PROPONENT:

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-08-17     3rd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-07-13     2nd ("comprehensive") RFD
2006-07-06     1st RFD
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