Nan:2007-02-07-rec.arts.movies.announce-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove rec.arts.movies.announce moderated
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies.misc, rec.arts.movies.announce,
 news.announce.newgroups, rec.arts.movies.lists+surveys,
 news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 21:52:30 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                    remove rec.arts.movies.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup rec.arts.movies.announce.


RATIONALE: remove rec.arts.movies.announce

The newsgroup rec.arts.movies.announce has not had any approved
messages since May 1998.  The newsgroup was active for roughly 3
years, with about one approval per day, reducing somewhat over the
last year of activity.

When the group was active, many lists, such as box office rankings
were posted.  These may be posted to rec.arts.movies.lists+surveys, or
readily found on the WWW.  Much of the other articles were
announcements of movie-related web sites, which can be found using web
search engines.


HISTORY: 

The moderated newsgroup rec.arts.movies.announce was created as part
of a re-organization of the rec.arts.movies.* (RAM) hierarchy in March
1995.  The re-organization also created the following newsgroups:
RAM.tech, RAM.people, RAM.current-films, RAM.past-films,
RAM.list+surveys, and RAM.movie-going, and renamed rec.arts.movies to
rec.arts.movies.misc.

Technically, the creation of rec.arts.movies.announce was a renaming
of the moderated newsgroup rec.arts.cinema.  But, as explained in the
RFD and CFV, this was simply a mechanism that removed rec.arts.cinema.
The content, moderator, and moderation policy of the two groups were
totally separate from each other.

The newsgroup rec.arts.movies.announce was active for just over 3
years, from March 1995 to May 1998, with roughly one article per day
at first, declining to about half that in the last year.


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
  rec.arts.movies.announce
  rec.arts.movies.misc
  rec.arts.movies.lists+surveys

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  rec.arts.movies.current-films
  rec.arts.movies.past-films
  rec.arts.movies.movie-going
  rec.arts.movies.people


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-07     1st RFD
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