1. RFD: comp.archives.msdos.announce moderated (remove)

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Alexander Bartolich

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Nov 15, 2009, 10:44:05 AM11/15/09
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.archives.msdos.announce

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.archives.msdos.announce.

RATIONALE:

The moderators of comp.archives.msdos.announce, Keith Petersen and Timo
Salmi, have resigned.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.archives.msdos.announce Announcements about MSDOS archives. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.archives.msdos.announce

CHARTER OF COMP.ARCHIVES.MSDOS.ANNOUNCE

This moderated newsgroup is for the upload announcements and
related information from MSDOS FTP sites with PD and shareware
material. The subjects include the upload announcements via the
MSDOS FTP site moderators, the MSDOS sites' periodical summaries,
potential policy statements and downtime warnings, and the MSDOS FTP
site moderators' reports about the connectivity problems with their
archive sites. Unix announcements conform only if they directly
relate to transferring or handling the MSDOS material from the MSDOS
FTP sites.

The purpose of comp.archives.msdos.announce is to be a ONE-WAY
channel for MSDOS upload announcements which the moderators handle,
and other one-way, occasional information relating to MSDOS FTP
sites. The moderators will therefore not be handling users'
discussion material, questions, and replies. The unmoderated
comp.archives.msdos.d newsgroup will cover that aspect.

Other FTP site moderators are welcome to help in the
joint moderation of this newsgroup.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.archives.msdos.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 939:44 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 8 Dec 1992.

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

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.

In the course of the removal process four formal announcements are posted
(MVI, 1. RFD, 2. RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the
process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for comp.archives.msdos.announce are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVA process, please see

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29 Probe post
2009-10-30 Resignation sent in response
2009-11-01 Moderator Vacancy Announcement
2009-11-15 1. RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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Nov 28, 2009, 8:44:33 PM11/28/09
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.archives.msdos.announce

CHARTER OF COMP.ARCHIVES.MSDOS.ANNOUNCE

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-29 2. RFD

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Big-8 Management Board

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Dec 13, 2009, 6:25:50 PM12/13/09
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.archives.msdos.announce

CHARTER OF COMP.ARCHIVES.MSDOS.ANNOUNCE

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

PROCEDURE:

(MVI, 1st RFD, 2nd RFD, and LCC), each taking two weeks. At the end of the


process the B8MB will vote on the issue.

Available options for comp.archives.msdos.announce are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVA process, please see

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=policies:mvi

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29 Probe post
2009-10-30 Resignation sent in response
2009-11-01 Moderator Vacancy Announcement

2009-11-15 1st RFD
2009-11-29 2nd RFD
2009-12-13 LCC

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Big-8 Management Board

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Dec 20, 2009, 6:08:49 PM12/20/09
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RESULT
comp.archives.msdos.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2009-12-13 initiated a five-day
period for final comments. Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by vote to remove moderated group
comp.archives.msdos.announce.

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 10-0-0

RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.archives.msdos.announce

CHARTER OF COMP.ARCHIVES.MSDOS.ANNOUNCE

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

Alexander Bartolich <alexander...@gmx.at>

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29 Probe post
2009-10-30 Resignation sent in response
2009-11-01 Moderator Vacancy Announcement

2009-11-15 1st RFD
2009-11-29 2nd RFD
2009-12-13 LCC

2009-12-20 RESULT

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