Nan:2006-12-19-news-internet-announce-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: misc.news.internet.announce will be removed
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: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:15:51 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
              misc.news.internet.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 11 Dec 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.news.internet.announce.

This group will be removed on 15 Jan 2007.


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.


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

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  misc.news.internet.discuss


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-12-19     Results
2006-12-11     2nd RFD/LCC
2006-12-04     1st RFD (revised)
2006-11-28     1st RFD
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