Nan:2006-09-15-southasia-lcc

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove misc.news.southasia (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, misc.news.southasia
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:16:08 -0700

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

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


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.


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."


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


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

misc.news.southasia	News from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, etc.

The CFV described the group as:
========================================================================
  a MODERATED ("news-only") newsgroup for News Reports from the countries of
  South Asia- Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka.
========================================================================


PROPONENT: 


Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-09-15     2nd RFD (LCC)
2006-09-01     1st RFD
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