Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.infosystems.kiosks

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Alexander Bartolich

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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group comp.infosystems.kiosks

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.infosystems.kiosks is not functioning,
and may have been abandoned by its moderator(s).

This investigation will attempt to verify the reasons for non-function,
and may result in the removal of the group or the selection and instal-
lation of a new moderator. In practice, the Big-8 Management Board
considers the third alternative--changing the status of the group from
moderated to unmoderated--as likely to cause more harm than good.

RATIONALE:

Probe posts on 2009-10-29, 2009-11-24, and 2009-12-27 had no effect.

According to Google's archive the last three approved message were
sent on 2008-07-05, 2006-11-24, and 2006-05-10, respectively.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.infosystems.kiosks Informational and transactional kiosks. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.infosystems.kiosks

CHARTER OF COMP.INFOSYSTEMS.KIOSKS

comp.infosystems.kiosks will be used to discuss kiosks in general
including issues such as prototype development, security, human
factors, hardware, transactional systems, ongoing and/or beginning
kiosk programs, and any other issues relating to kiosks. This group
is moderated because of the increasingly higher volume of garbage
posts such as MAKE.MONEY.FAST and the GREEN CARD LOTTERY. The
moderators will do their best to have a fast turnaround on message
posting and all messages that have anything to do with kiosks will be
posted. The moderators are not there to judge message content but to
avoid garbage-crossposting.

Moderators are Arthur Lee Wilson (dkn...@lanl.gov) and Anne T.
Gilman (a...@c3serve.c3.lanl.gov). The address used to moderate the
group will be kio...@lanl.gov and the kiosks-...@lanl.gov will be
an alias to dkn...@lanl.gov.

This group will also be bidirectionally gatewayed to a mailing list,
kios...@lanl.gov.

Finally, there will be an ftp site for archived messages, etc.

The original RFD for the group was:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is working on a number of projects
involving kiosks. One such project is the Digital Village, a testbed
for telecommunity infrastructure technologies. Kiosks will play a
significant role in this testbed. Our major concerns involving kiosks
are security, human factors, and prototype development. We would like
to share our information and foster a dialogue on these topics and
issues. The purpose of this group is to be a clearing house for
information concerning kiosk-based information and transaction
systems. We are primarily interested in local, state and federal
programs, but discussion would also be encouraged for other endeavors
using kiosks.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.infosystems.kiosks is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 174:32 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 12 July 1994.

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

Those who wish to comment on this moderator vacancy investigation should
subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in the relevant
threads in that newsgroup.

To this end, the followup header of this MVI has been set to
news.groups.proposals.

For more information on the MVI process, please see

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29 First probe post
2010-01-10 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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Alexander Bartolich

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Jan 23, 2010, 9:06:35 PM1/23/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.infosystems.kiosks

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup comp.infosystems.kiosks.

RATIONALE:

Probe posts on 2009-10-29, 2009-11-24, and 2009-12-27 had no effect.

According to Google's archive the last three approved message were
sent on 2008-07-05, 2006-11-24, and 2006-05-10, respectively.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.infosystems.kiosks Informational and transactional kiosks. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.infosystems.kiosks
comp.infosystems

CHARTER OF COMP.INFOSYSTEMS.KIOSKS

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

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, 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.infosystems.kiosks are:
- leave the group as it is
- remove the group

For more information on the MVI process, please see

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29 First probe post
2010-01-10 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

2010-01-24 1st RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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Feb 6, 2010, 5:59:59 PM2/6/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.infosystems.kiosks
comp.infosystems

CHARTER OF COMP.INFOSYSTEMS.KIOSKS

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-02-06 2nd RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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Feb 22, 2010, 1:36:52 PM2/22/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD) CLOSED
moderated group comp.infosystems.kiosks

Craig Keefner replied to a probe post. He says that he had same
technical problems with his email. He took over moderation from
Arthur Lee Wilson thirteen years ago.

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-10-29 First probe post
2010-01-10 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-01-24 1st RFD
2010-02-06 2nd RFD

2010-02-07 Probe post was answered

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