Nan:2006-08-30-fidonet-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.org.fidonet 
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.org.fidonet,
 comp.bbs.misc
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:54:29 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.org.fidonet

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the 
newsgroup comp.org.fidonet.


RATIONALE: remove comp.org.fidonet

The last approved message was in May 1994.

Almost all of the content in the group was a re-posting of the FidoNet
Newsletter, which was also distributed over Fidonet itself.  It appears
that the Newsletter continued to be published after 1994.  I found an
edition as late as 2003.

Since the group had not been used for 13 years, and was always an auxiliary
distribution channel, there is no reason for keeping the newsgroup.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.org.fidonet was created in April 1987, as a replacement
for mod.mag.fidonet.  mod.mag.fidonet appears in a January 1987 checkgroups
message, but the group is not archived at Google.  From an Arbitron posting
it appears to have had some traffic.  The creation of mod.mag.fidonet
occurred in the midst of the Great Renaming.


PROCEDURE: 

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

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

Those who wish to comment on this request to remove this newsgroup should
subscribe to news.groups and participate in the relevant threads in that
newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
all discussion appears in news.groups as well.



DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  comp.org.fidonet
  comp.bbs.misc


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-08-15     1st RFD
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