Nan:2007-02-15-comp.org.cpsr.announce-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove comp.org.cpsr.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
Newsgroups: comp.org.cpsr.announce, comp.org.cpsr.talk,
 news.announce.newgroups, news.groups.proposals, comp.society
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:11:49 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove comp.org.cpsr.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.org.cpsr.announce.


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:

A comment was by a CPSR board member that he wanted to check with the
board.  After checking with the board, he said it was OK to remove the
group.


RATIONALE: remove comp.org.cpsr.announce

The newsgroup comp.org.cpsr.announce has not had any approved messages
since January 1998.  After its creation in 1994, the group had roughly
a half dozen approvals per month in its first 2 years, this declined
to 6 approvals for all of 1997, followed by a single approval in
January 1998.

Announcements and discussion about the CPSR (Computer Professionals
for Social Responsibility) and its activities may occur in the
unmoderated group comp.org.cpsr.talk.  In addition, the CPSR maintains
a web site http://www.cpsr.org/.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroups comp.org.cpsr.announce (moderated) and
comp.org.cpsr.talk (unmoderated) were created in April 1994.  The
moderated group was active for roughly 4 years, and has been inactive
for the past 9 years.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.org.cpsr.announce
  comp.org.cpsr.talk
  comp.society


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

|comp.org.cpsr.announce	Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.

The charter (in part) extracted from the CFV:

  Postings to the moderated news group will be consistent with the
  CPSR charter to identify important issues of computing with social
  consequences and to advocate solutions and/or directions with a
  socially responsible character.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2006-02-15     2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2007-01-24     1st RFD
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