Nan:2006-09-01-southasia-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove misc.news.southasia 
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, misc.news.southasia
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 14:39:46 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                       remove misc.news.southasia

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the 
newsgroup misc.news.southasia.


RATIONALE: remove misc.news.southasia

The last approved message was in March 1998.

Since the 1990s, development of the Internet and World Wide Web have
opened up direct access to news sources in South Asia so that a newsgroup
is no longer the most efficient means of news distribution.  In addition,
it may be impossible to have a moderator who is considered neutral, and
there may be copyright issues with regard to distribution of news articles
published in other media.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup misc.news.southasia was created in March 1991 to post "News
Reports from the countries of South Asia- Bangladesh, India, Nepal,
Pakistan and Sri-Lanka."


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
  misc.news.southasia

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  soc.culture.bangladesh
  soc.culture.indian
  soc.culture.nepal
  soc.culture.pakistan
  soc.culture.sri-lanka


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-09-01     1st RFD
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