Nan:2007-03-10-rec.aviation.announce-lcc

From Big-8.org

Subject: 2nd RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 05:49:19 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070310054919$4576@news.killfile.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.


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 discussion offered


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.


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


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.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

2007-02-26     1st RFD
2007-03-09     2nd RFD/LCC
Toolbox
LANGUAGES