Nan:2006-11-20-multimedia-education-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: misc.education.multimedia will be removed
Newsgroups: misc.education, news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals,
 misc.education.multimedia, comp.multimedia
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 09:30:38 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
               misc.education.multimedia will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 07 Nov 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
misc.education.multimedia.

This group will be removed on 27 Nov 2006.


RATIONALE: remove misc.education.multimedia

There have been no approved messages since January 1997.  This group
may be a candidate for conversion to a status of unmoderated, or the
assignment of a new moderator.

"multimedia" is somewhat of a spam magnet, and the use of multimedia
in education too diffuse of a topic for an unmoderated newsgroup to
work.

When the group was actively moderated, a large share of the content
was announcments of multimedia products, and increasing of web sites,
so hand moderation might be necessary to provide a forum for
discussion and posting of questions about resources.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup misc.education.multimedia was created in March 1994.
Traffic was fairly steady (50-150) messages per month, until September
1996, when there was an interruption.  In mid-October, there was an
apology from the moderator, indicating that he had been trying an
automated script that hadn't actually posted the messages, followed
by posting of a month's worth of messages.  There were then no more
messages until January 1997, when 10 a final messages were posted.

In June 1997, there was some discussion about trying to revive the
group.  One of the participants indicated that he had tried to contact
the moderator without success.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups
  misc.education.multimedia
  misc.education
  comp.multimedia


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-11-20     Results
2006-11-07     2nd RFD/LCC
2006-10-26     1st RFD
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