Nan:2006-11-20-mac-games-announce-rfd

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From: Kathy Morgan <kmorgan@aptalaska.net>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.sys.mac.games.announce moderated
Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.games.announce, news.announce.newgroups,
 news.groups.proposals, comp.sys.mac.games.misc
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 11:36:08 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   remove comp.sys.mac.games.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sys.mac.games.announce.


RATIONALE: remove comp.sys.mac.games.announce

comp.sys.mac.games.announce was always a low volume group, but then all
approvals ceased for two years. I contacted Christina Schulman,
proponent for the comp.sys.mac.games.* reorganization and moderator at
that time, and she agreed to turn moderation over to me.  Since I took
over moderation in December 2001 there have been fewer than 10
acceptable submissions in the best month, and many months there are no
submissions. Christina Schulman agrees that since the group is not being
used it should be removed cleanly and noted that most Mac game
announcements are probably being made via RSS feeds rather than through
newsgroups.  Users would be better served to post their announcements to
whichever of the following is most appropriate to the announcement:

  comp.sys.mac.games.action
  comp.sys.mac.games.adventure
  comp.sys.mac.games.flight-sim
  comp.sys.mac.games.marketplace
  comp.sys.mac.games.misc
  comp.sys.mac.games.strategic


HISTORY: 

The comp.sys.mac.games.* groups were created after passing their vote,
with the RESULT posted on 2 May 1995.  csmg.announce was fairly active
for the first 5 years, with an average of approximately 10 posts per
month.  From approximately Jan 2000 until December 2001, no posts were
approved and the group never again picked up steam when active
moderation resumed.  Over the past couple of years, almost all of the
mail to the submission address has been email spam unrelated to Mac
games.


PROCEDURE: 

The full 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.proposals and participate in the relevant threads 
in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to 
news.groups.proposals.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

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.proposals as well.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.sys.mac.games.announce
  comp.sys.mac.games.misc

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  comp.sys.mac.games.action
  comp.sys.mac.games.adventure
  comp.sys.mac.games.flight-sim
  comp.sys.mac.games.marketplace
  comp.sys.mac.games.strategic


PROPONENT: 

Kathy Morgan <kmorgan@aptalaska.net> - Current Moderator, csmg.announce


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-11-20     1st RFD
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