Nan:2007-02-19-comp.os.ms-windows.announce-result

From Big-8.org

From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: comp.os.ms-windows.announce will be removed
Newsgroups: comp.os.ms-windows.misc, comp.os.ms-windows.advocacy,
 news.announce.newgroups, comp.os.ms-windows.announce,
 news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:28:43 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
              comp.os.ms-windows.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 12 Feb 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.os.ms-windows.announce.

This group will be removed on 22 Feb 2007.


RATIONALE: remove comp.os.ms-windows.announce

The newsgroup comp.os.ms-windows.announce has not had any approved
messages since March 1998.  In April 1998, the moderator announced his
retirement as moderator, and requested that the submission address be
redirected to /dev/null.  This notice, inexplicably posted to
rec.bicycles.off-road, said that traffic was light and relatively
little spam was received, but also noted:

  OTOH, I imagine readership is also rather low; ftp/web
  sites and comp.archives are better anyway. Few tears
  would be shed if it just disappeared the way it had a
  few months before I took over.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup comp.os.ms-windows.announce was created in March 1992 as
part of a re-organization that also renamed comp.windows.ms to
comp.os.ms-windows.misc and established the first 8 groups in the
comp.os.ms-windows.* sub-hierarchy.

Approvals were fairly steady until March 1998 when the moderator
resigned.  There have been no approvals in the 9 subsequent years.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  comp.os.ms-windows.announce
  comp.os.ms-windows.misc
  comp.os.ms-windows.advocacy

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  comp.os.ms-windows.win95.misc
  comp.os.ms-windows.nt.misc
  comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc
  comp.os.ms-windows.apps.misc


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-01     1st RFD
2007-02-12     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-02-19     Results
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