Nan:2007-03-10-news.software.anu-news-rfd

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Subject: RFD: remove news.software.anu-news
From: Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 05:54:21 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070310055421$0827@killfile.org>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                     remove news.software.anu-news

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
newsgroup news.software.anu-news.


RATIONALE: remove news.software.anu-news

The newsgroup news.software.anu-news has not had any on-topic messages
since November 2005, at which point there was a two-article thread.

The FAQ was last updated 24-Aug-1998 and last posted to the group
16-July-2004.

Discussion of ANU news is appropriate in the comp.os.vms newsgroup and
the two on-topic messages mentioned above were crossposted to that
group, so it may be that the answer came from there rather than
news.software.anu-news.  ANU News is mentioned in an October 2006 thread
in comp.os.vms that is not crossposted to news.software.anu-news.


HISTORY:

News.software.anu-news was created in July, 1989
<4171@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu> to discuss a news server package from
Australian University.  It was active until the late 1990s, at which
point year-2000 issues were discovered in the software.  A year-2000
compliant version was made available in February 2000 but by then almost
all use of the software had ceased.


CHARTER:

Newsgroup line:
news.software.anu-news  VMS Usenet software from Australian National Univ.

No formal charter is available.


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
  news.software.anu-news
  comp.os.vms


PROPONENT: 

Steve Bonine <spb@pobox.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-03-09     1st RFD
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