Nan:2006-08-31-group-reviews-lcc

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove news.groups.reviews moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, news.groups.reviews
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:46:50 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                       remove news.groups.reviews

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup news.groups.reviews.


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:

After the first RFD, several posters discussed reviving the newsgroup
and offering regular reviews; but since that time, there has been only
one review.


RATIONALE: remove news.groups.reviews

news.groups.reviews was abandoned by its moderator in October 1999. In
October 2001 we took it over and tried to get it going again.
Unfortunately there wasn't much interest so it's time for the group to be
removed.


HISTORY: 

Traffic Analysis:

  October 2001:  4 reviews
  November 2001: 6 reviews
  December 2001: 4 reviews
  February 2002: 1 review
  April 2002:    1 review
  May 2002:      1 review
  November 2002: 1 review
  December 2002: 1 review
  March 2003:    3 reviews
  July 2003:     3 reviews
  August 2003:   1 review
  February 2004: 1 review
  June 2004:     1 review
  June 2006:     1 review

I have only listed approved reviews, not the FAQ, posted twice a month,
or forge approvals.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  news.groups.reviews


CHARTER:

The moderated group news.groups.reviews features reviews of other
newsgroups.  These need not be prompted by a question in the questions
group.  The intention is simply to help people find interesting newsgroups
-- even those that they would not have thought to ask about.

The charter (above) will be posted monthly, along with the submission
guidelines.


PROPONENT: 

Existing Moderators of news.groups.reviews:

Co-Proponent: Graham Drabble <usenet05@drabble.me.uk>
Co-Proponent: Kathy Morgan <kmorgan@aptalaska.net>
Co-Proponent: Brian Edmonds <brian@gweep.ca>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-08-31     2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-12     1st RFD
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