Nan:2006-10-05-ibm-pc-d-binaries-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d and comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d,
 comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted, comp.archives.msdos.d
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:52:35 -0700

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d
                   remove comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
newsgroup comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d.


RATIONALE: remove comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d and comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted

This is a companion proposal to that which would remove the moderated
group comp.binaries.ibm.pc.  The groups comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d and
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted exist solely to discuss binaries posted to
comp.binaries.ibm.pc, or to request (re)posting of binaries to
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.

If comp.binaries.ibm.pc is removed, these groups would be totally
superfluous.  Note that there have been no messages approved to
comp.binaries.ibm.pc since February 1996.

Discussion of MS-DOS binaries in general (those not distributed via
comp.binaries.ibm.pc) are more properly discussed in
comp.archives.msdos.d.

This proposal is one of several that will removal all groups in the
comp.binaries.* hierarchy except comp.binaries.cbm.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d was created in April 1988.

In June 1991, comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d was split into
comp.binaries.ibm.pc, comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted, and
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.archives.

In January 1993, comp.binaries.ibm.pc.archives was renamed to
comp.archives.msdos.d, removing the discussion of binaries not
distributed via comp.binaries.ibm.pc from the comp.binaries.ibm.pc
sub-hierarchy.


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.binaries.ibm.pc.d
  comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted
  comp.archives.msdos.d


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-10-05     1st RFD
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