Re: 2nd RFD: remove comp.infosystems.announce moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)

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Jim Riley

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Oct 5, 2006, 10:24:47 PM10/5/06
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This is a pointer to a proposal to removed comp.infosystems.announce.

On Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:51:53 -0700, bo...@big-8.org (The Big-8
Management Board) wrote:

> REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
> remove comp.infosystems.announce
>
>This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
>newsgroup comp.infosystems.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.
>
>The full (draft) 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 comp.infosystems.announce
>
>The last approved message was in January 1995. See History for details.
>
>This group may be a candidate for revival with a new moderator. If there is a
>new moderator, the group should avoid announcements about the WWW, and
>concentrate on lesser known services such as Gopher, FTP, WAIS, and NNTP. That
>the group and its moderator were swamped by WWW site anouncements may have led
>to its demise.
>
>
>HISTORY:
>
>The newsgroup comp.infosystems.announce was created in January 1994. It was
>originally proposed as comp.infosystems.gopher.announce, but was changed to a
>more general scope as a result of discussion.
>
>In practice, a large portion of its content of roughly 50 to 100 articles per
>month were announcements of various websites.
>
>During the latter part of its only year of activity,
>comp.infosystems.www.announce was proposed. Part of the rationale for the new
>group was that the moderator of comp.infosystem.announce was not making timely
>approvals; and this was resulting in people posting website announcements to the
>unmoderated comp.infosystems.www.* groups. An article was also posted urging
>people to vote for the new groups, along with a claim that the moderator of
>comp.infosystems.announce had been asked to participate, but had not responded.
>
>One week after the first articles in comp.infosystems.www.announce were posted,
>comp.infosystems.announce posted its last article.
>
>
>DISTRIBUTION:
>
>This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:
>
> news.announce.newgroups
> news.groups
> comp.infosystems.announce
> comp.infosystems.gopher
> news.admin.announce
>
>The proponent will also post pointers to:
>
> comp.infosystems.harvest
> comp.infosystems.wais
> comp.infosystems.www.announce
> news.software.nntp
>
>
>CHARTER:
>
>The newsgroup line is:
>
>comp.infosystems.announce Announcements of internet information services.
>
>The charter for the group (from the Results posting) is:
>============================================================================
>CHARTER
>
>comp.infosystems.announce is a moderated news group for announcements of
>internet information tools and services. Announcements may be of the release of
>new software packages or of new services such as new and updated servers for
>Gopher, WWW, WAIS and similar information systems. It is planned to establish
>archive servers for this newsgroup.
>============================================================================
>
>
>PROPONENT:
>
>Jim Riley <jim...@pipeline.com>
>
>
>CHANGE HISTORY:
>
>2006-10-05 2nd RFD/LCC
>2006-09-21 1st RFD
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Jim Riley

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