Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.internet.net-happenings

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Alexander Bartolich

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Nov 1, 2009, 11:03:05 AM11/1/09
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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group comp.internet.net-happenings

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.internet.net-happenings 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.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.internet.net-happenings Announcements of network happenings. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.internet.net-happenings

PROPONENT:

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

CHARTER OF COMP.INTERNET.NET-HAPPENINGS

The purpose of comp.internet.net-happenings is to distribute to the
community announcements of interest to network staffers and end users.
This includes conference announcements, call for papers, publications,
newsletters, network tools updates, and network resources. Net-happenings
is currently a moderated, announcements-only mailing list which
gathers announcements from many Internet sources and concentrates
them onto one list. Traffic is around 15-20 messages per day. The
mailing list net-hap...@is.internic.net will be bidirectionally
gatewayed with the newsgroup comp.internet.net-happenings.

RATIONALE:

Probe posts to this group resulted in bounces.

<comp-internet-...@moderators.isc.org>: host
moderators.switch.ch[130.59.10.10] said: 550 Unrouteable address
(in reply to RCPT TO command)

Host name is.internic.net does not exist.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.internet.net-happenings is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by RESULT as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 30 Aug 1994.

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 RFD 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 Probe post bounced
2009-11-01 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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