This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
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:
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:
No comments were received.
RATIONALE: remove comp.sys.ibm.pc.digest
There have been no approved messages since December 1995. The
newsgroup was a gateway for the info-ibmpc mailing list, and I can
find no evidence of the existence of the mailing list after December
Discussion of the IBM PC can occur in any number of groups in the
comp.sys.ibm.pc.* hierarchy, as well as various hierarchies devoted to
operating systems that run on the IBM PC (or clones), including
comp.os.msdos.*, comp.os.ms-windows.*, and comp.os.os2.*.
The newsgroup mod.computers.ibm-pc was created in October 1985 as a
gateway for the ARPAnet mailing list INFO-IBMPC. The mailing list was
then in its 4th year. The group was renamed to comp.sys.ibm.pc.digest
as part of the Great Renaming in April 1987.
Despite various hiccups with gateways, archives, and editor moves, the
mailing list continued to be posted to the newsgroup until December
1995. I can find nothing that indicates what happened to the mailing
list or the newsgroup after this point.
This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:
The newsgroup line is:
comp.sys.ibm.pc.digest The IBM PC, PC-XT, and PC-AT.
Jim Riley <jim...@pipeline.com>
2006-10-05 2nd RFD/LCC
2006-09-21 1st RFD