Nan:2006-10-23-ibm-pc-d wanted-binaries-result

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From: board@big-8.org (The Big-8 Management Board)
Subject: RESULT: comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d and .wanted will be removed
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: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:24:34 -0700

                                 RESULT
           comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d and .wanted will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 16 Oct 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 newsgroups
comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d and comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted.

These groups will be removed on 27 Oct 2006.


RATIONALE: remove comp.binaries.ibm.pc.d+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.


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: 

2006-10-23     Results
2006-10-05     1st RFD
2006-10-16     2nd RFD/LCC
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