Nan:2006-09-22-fidonet-result

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: comp.org.fidonet will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.org.fidonet,
 comp.bbs.misc
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 11:17:41 -0700

                                 RESULT
                    comp.org.fidonet will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 15 Sep 2006 initiated a five-day
period for final comments.  Following the comment period, the Big-8
Management board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup
comp.org.fidonet.

This group will be removed on 27 Sep 2006.


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.


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: 

2006-09-22     Result Posting
2006-09-15     2nd RFD
2006-08-30     1st RFD
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