Nan:2007-02-28-rec.arts.movies.announce-result

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From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT: rec.arts.movies.announce will be removed
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, 28 Feb 2007 14:14:40 -0600
Organization: http://www.big-8.org/

                                 RESULT
                rec.arts.movies.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 21 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
rec.arts.movies.announce.

This group will be removed on 05 Mar 2007.


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


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-07     1st RFD
2007-02-21     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-02-28     Results
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