Nan:2007-02-21-rec.arts.movies.announce-lcc

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: 2nd RFD: remove rec.arts.movies.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
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, 21 Feb 2007 13:18:22 -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.


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 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.


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


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

|rec.arts.movies.announce	Newsworthy events in the movie business.

The charter extracted from the CFV:

rec.arts.movies.announce is intended as a low-volume newsgroup you
read to keep yourself up-to-date on the movie front.  That is, new
movie announcements, celebrity news, award ceremony news, award
ceremony results, film festival news, film festival reports, official
blockbuster charts and anything that is newsworthy.  What is
newsworthy will be up to the submitters' and the moderators' judgment.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-07     1st RFD
2007-02-21     2nd RFD/LCC
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