Nan:2007-01-25-comp.org.team-os2-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove comp.org.team-os2 moderated
Newsgroups: comp.os.os2.announce, comp.org.team-os2,
 news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, comp.os.os2.advocacy
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:40:47 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                        remove comp.org.team-os2

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.org.team-os2.


RATIONALE: remove comp.org.team-os2

The newsgroup comp.org.team-os2 has not had any approved messages
since May 1998.  In February 1998, the moderator posted that all
recent submissions were either spam or technical questions about OS/2
rather than advocacy of OS/2, and that she was seeking a replacement
moderator.  In May 1998, along with the final approvals, the moderator
indicated that she had not found a replacement.

It is not clear that Team OS/2 still exists as a formal (or informal)
organization.  The web page at http://www.teamos2.org/ is rudimentary.

The unmoderated newsgroup comp.os.os2.advocacy can be used for
advocacy posting about OS/2.  The rest of the comp.os.os2.* hierarchy
may be used for discussion of technical issues about OS/2.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroups comp.org.team-os2 was created in August 1996 and was
fairly busy for about a year and a half.  The lass approval was in May
1998.


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.org.team-os2
  comp.os.os2.advocacy
  comp.os.os2.announce


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-01-25     1st RFD
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