Nan:2007-02-07-comp.os.os2.announce-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.org.team-os2 moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
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: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:48:26 -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.


PROCEDURE:

The B8MB plans to begin voting on this proposal after five days.  Please
offer any final discussion or comments before the end of this waiting
period.  Voting may take up to one week (7 days); a result will be posted
following the end of the voting period.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

The full group removal procedure is documented here:

  http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:rmgroup


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

No comments were received.


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.


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


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

comp.org.team-os2	Users promoting the OS/2 operating system.

The charter (in part) extracted from the CFV:

  1) comp.org.team-os2 is a moderated newsgroup for the discussion of
  information relating to the informal organisiation Team OS/2.  This
  includes, but is not limited to, OS/2 demos, product announcements,
  networking between members, OS/2 user groups, discussion of IBM
  marketing of OS/2 and ideas for promoting a wider acceptance of
  OS/2.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-01-25     1st RFD
2007-02-07     2nd RFD/LCC
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