Nan:2007-03-05-rec.games.trading-cards.announce-result

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Subject: RESULT: rec.games.trading-cards.announce will be removed
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 21:21:01 +0000 (UTC)
From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Message-ID: <nan.20070305212101$1b0d@killfile.org>

                                 RESULT
            rec.games.trading-cards.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 26 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.games.trading-cards.announce.

This group will be removed on 12 Mar 2007.


RATIONALE: remove rec.games.trading-cards.announce

The newsgroup rec.games.trading-cards.announce has not had any
approved messages since July 1998.

A month earlier, the moderator posted an article titled:
'[admin][important] The future of this group', stating that:

"This group isn't working... I know that. The question is what to do
about it.".

He said that he didn't have the time to moderate the group, and
requested anyone who wanted to replace him as moderator to contact
him.  He mentioned that official submissions from game producers had
"just about hit zero of late".

As an announcement group, it would not be appropriate to convert the
group to an unmoderated status.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup rec.games.trading-cards.announce was created in December
1994 as part of the re-organization of the rec.games.deckmaster.*
sub-hierarchy.  As part of this re-organization, the 2 existing groups
in the rec.games.deckmaster.* hierarchy, along with 5 new groups were
placed in a newly established rec.games.trading-cards.* (RGTC)
hierarchy.

The new groups were RGTC.announce, RGTC.jyhad, RGTC.magic.rules,
RGTC.magic.strategy, and RGTC.magic.misc.  The renamed groups were
RGTC.misc and RGTC.marketplace, renamed from rec.games.deckmaster and
rec.games.deckmaster.marketplace, respectively.

Approvals in RGTC.announce were roughly 3 to 4 per week from December
1994 to July 1998.  There have been no approvals in the 8-1/2 years
since then.

Historical Footnote: In the CFV, the creation of the new groups was
handled independently from the hierarchy renaming.  Voters were first
asked to approve creation of rec.games.deckmaster.announce, etc.; and
then as a second ballot item asked to vote on renaming
rec.games.deckmaster.* to rec.games.trading-cards.*


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  rec.games.trading-cards.announce
  rec.games.trading-cards.misc
  rec.games.trading-cards.magic.misc

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  rec.games.trading-cards.jyhad
  rec.games.trading-cards.startrek


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-15     1st RFD
2007-02-26     2nd RFD/LCC
2007-03-07     Results (passes)
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