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

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Subject: 2nd RFD: remove rec.aviation.answers moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)
From: The Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 05:47:48 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <nan.20070310054748$0b46@news.killfile.org>

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

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


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 comments were received.


RATIONALE: remove rec.aviation.answers

The last approved articles were in February 2002.  Most of the FAQ's
in the group had not been updated from periods ranging from about 3 to
6 years.

5 of the 8 FAQ's posted to the group were associated with single
groups in the rec.aviation.hierarchy: ra.aerobatic; ra.homebuilt;
ra.hang-gliding; ra.simulators; and ra.ultralight.  FAQ's for those
groups could be posted directly to the groups.  If there was interest
in updating and posting the other FAQ's, they could be posted to
rec.answers and news.answers (note: at present, such postings may
require self-approvals).

The content of the group makes it inappropriate for an unmoderated
status.


HISTORY: 

The newsgroup rec.aviation.answers 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).

There were interruptions from March 1995 to November 1995; and from
May 1997 to February 1998.  The final interruption was in February
2002 to the present.

Over most of its history, the content of the group consisted of the
following 8 FAQ's.  Most were revised at least once per year for the
first few years, with changes becoming more rare later on.  Most have
not been updated for roughly the past decade.

rec.aviation FAQ (Oct 1992-Feb 2002; last revised Jun 1999)
Netiquette on rec.aviation (Oct 1992-Feb 2002; Jan 1994)
Aviation Publications, Assocations, etc. (Nov 1992-Jan 2003; Jan 1994)
Ultralights FAQ (Oct 1992-Feb 2002; Jun 1999)
rec.aviation.homebuilt FAQ (Apr 1993-Jan 2002; Dec 1995)
rec.aviation.simulators Frequently Asked Questions (May 1993-Jul 2001;
Feb 1996)
rec.aviation.hang-gliding FAQ (Jan 1996-Jan 2002; Dec 1995)
rec.aviation.aerobatics FAQ More options (Jun 1996-Feb 2002; Mar 1998)


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  rec.aviation.answers
  rec.aviation.announce
  rec.aviation.questions

The proponent will also post pointers to:

  rec.aviation.aerobatics
  rec.aviation.hang-gliding
  rec.aviation.homebuilt
  rec.aviation.misc
  rec.aviation.owning
  rec.aviation.piloting
  rec.aviation.simulators
  rec.aviation.student
  rec.aviation.ultralight


CHARTER:

The newsgroup line is:

rec.aviation.answers	Frequently asked questions about aviation.

The charter (periodically posted to the group) is:

Periodic postings of information related to aviation; a "super-
frequently-asked-questions" organized by subject.  Postings will be
repeated on a time-cycle basis.  Multiple editors will volunteer for
different subject areas.


PROPONENT: 

Jim Riley <jimrtex@pipeline.com>


CHANGE HISTORY: 

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