Nan:2006-12-04-news-internet-announce-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove misc.news.internet.announce moderated
Newsgroups: news.admin.announce, news.announce.newgroups,
 misc.news.internet.announce, news.groups.proposals,
 news.admin.net-abuse.policy
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 13:10:39 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                   remove misc.news.internet.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup misc.news.internet.announce.


RATIONALE: remove misc.news.internet.announce

The newsgroup has not had any approvals since September 1997.  The
group was active for less than 2 years (November 1995 to September
1997).  There were roughly 80% fewer approvals in the last 12 months
than in the first 12 months.

It is unlikely that a revival as a moderated group could fulfill its
charter as a source of information for the conventional media about
the Internet.

The removal of misc.news.internet.announce would have NO effect on
misc.news.internet.discuss.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup misc.news.internet.announce was created in November
1995, along with the companion group misc.news.internet.discuss.

A proposal to create a moderated misc.news.internet.media-stories and
to convert misc.news.internet.discuss to a moderated status failed in
June 1996 with less than 100 Yes votes each.


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
  misc.news.internet.announce
  news.admin.net-abuse.policy
  news.admin.announce


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-12-04     1st RFD (revised)
2006-11-28     1st RFD
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