Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.sys.newton.announce

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Alexander Bartolich

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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group comp.sys.newton.announce

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.sys.newton.announce 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 showed no result. According to Google's archive the last
regular post was approved on 2006-01-11.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.sys.newton.announce Newton information posts. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.sys.newton.announce
comp.sys.newton.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.NEWTON.ANNOUNCE

To provide a moderated forum for announcements,
frequently-asked-question (FAQ) information, or other important
information related to Newton products, services, and technologies.
Discussions concerning articles in this group would be followed up to
the appropriate Newton newsgroup by the moderator.

This group will be initially moderated by Michael Nowak
<mno...@umich.edu>. The submission address will be
newton-...@umich.edu. The moderator may name a backup moderator
if necessary. The moderator is free to name a new moderator if
necessary. Discussions related to the moderation of this group are
encouraged in comp.sys.newton.misc.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.sys.newton.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 448:42 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 9 Sep 1993.

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:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-04-04 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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Alexander Bartolich

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Apr 19, 2010, 12:03:52 PM4/19/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.sys.newton.announce

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

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NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.sys.newton.announce
comp.sys.newton.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.NEWTON.ANNOUNCE

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.sys.newton.announce 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:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-04-04 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

2010-04-19 1st RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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May 3, 2010, 7:29:23 PM5/3/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.sys.newton.announce
comp.sys.newton.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.NEWTON.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:

2010-05-03 2nd RFD

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Big-8 Management Board

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May 17, 2010, 7:07:12 PM5/17/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.sys.newton.announce
comp.sys.newton.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.NEWTON.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:

2010-05-17 LCC

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Big-8 Management Board

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May 26, 2010, 5:50:23 PM5/26/10
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RESULT
comp.sys.newton.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-05-17 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.sys.newton.announce.

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

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NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.sys.newton.announce
comp.sys.newton.misc

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.NEWTON.ANNOUNCE

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-04-04 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-04-19 1st RFD
2010-05-03 2nd RFD
2010-05-17 LCC

2010-05-26 RESULT

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