Nan:2007-01-30-comp.archives-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: comp.archives will be removed
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, comp.archives.admin,
 news.groups.proposals, comp.sources.d, comp.archives
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:08:20 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                     comp.archives will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 22 Jan 2007 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
comp.archives.

This group will be removed on 02 Feb 2007.


RATIONALE: remove comp.archives

The newsgroup has not had any approvals since October 1997.  There had
been a substantial decline in traffic over its last couple of years,
perhaps triggered by the creation of comp.archives.ms-windows.announce
in July 1996.

There is almost no discussion in the unmoderated comp.archives.admin
(the group is intended for discussion about administration of
archives, rather than the content of the archives).

Announce of archives for specific operating systems, programming
languages, etc. may continue to occur in groups specific to those
operating systems and languages.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.archives was created in November 1998.  At the
time, there was discussion of creation of a moderated announcement
group and an unmoderated discussion group, but this never occured.

In May 1991, the unmoderated comp.archives was created for discussion
about the administration of archives.

Groups specific for MS-DOS (comp.archives.msdos.{announce|d}) and
MS-Windows (comp.archives.ms-windows.{announce|discuss}) were created
in December 1992 and July 1996, respectively.

The last approval for comp.archives was in October 1997.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.archives
  comp.archives.admin
  comp.sources.d

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  comp.archives.msdos.d
  comp.archives.ms-windows.discuss


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-01-11     1st RFD
2007-01-22     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-01-30     Results
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