Nan:2007-02-26-rec.aviation.announce-rfd

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From: Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>
Subject: RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated
Newsgroups: rec.aviation.announce, rec.aviation.misc,
 news.announce.newgroups, rec.aviation.piloting, news.groups.proposals
Followup-To: news.groups.proposals
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:25:06 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                      remove rec.aviation.announce

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


RATIONALE: remove rec.aviation.announce

The last approved article was in January 1999.  In the prior two years
traffic had greatly declined, with two periods of 6-months with no
approvals.  With such a light volume, any announcements of fly-ins,
etc. can be made directly in unmoderated rec.aviation.* groups.

An an announcement group it would be inappropriate to convert the
group to an unmoderated status.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup rec.aviation.announce was created in September 1992, as
part of a re-organization of rec.aviation into 13 newsgroups
(rec.aviation.announce (ra.announce); ra.answers; ra.homebuilt;
ra.ifr; ra.military; ra.misc; ra.owning; ra.piloting; ra.products;
ra.simulators; ra.soaring; ra.stories; and ra.student).

Approvals per year were: 1992, 1 article; 1993, 30 articles; 1994, 91
articles; 1995, 13 articles (8 month interruption); 1996, 52 articles;
1997, 16 articles; 1998, 22 articles; and 1999, 2 articles.

The last approval was in June 1999.


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

rec.aviation.announce	Events of interest to the aviation community.

The charter (periodically posted to the group) is:

Dissemination of events of interest to the rec.aviation community,
including fly-outs, airshows, museum events, safety seminars,
conventions, races, rec.aviation administrative issues etc.  The group
will be moderated to minimize volume.


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.aviation.announce
  rec.aviation.misc
  rec.aviation.piloting

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  rec.aviation.aerobatics
  rec.aviation.homebuilt
  rec.aviation.military
  rec.aviation.owning
  rec.aviation.student


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-26     1st RFD
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