Moderator Vacancy Investigation: comp.sys.sgi.announce

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Alexander Bartolich

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May 18, 2010, 1:05:11 AM5/18/10
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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group comp.sys.sgi.announce

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup comp.sys.sgi.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:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was published on
2009-11-14. The last regular non-periodical post, however, was approved
2008-04-10. Probe messages showed no result.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.sys.sgi.announce Announcements for the SGI community. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

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

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.SGI.ANNOUNCE

announce general announcements (conferences, user groups, ftp
archives, etc)

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.sys.sgi.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 181:29 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 4 Nov 1992.

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
2010-05-18 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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Alexander Bartolich

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Jun 9, 2010, 9:26:06 AM6/9/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group comp.sys.sgi.announce

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

RATIONALE:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was published on
2009-11-14. The last regular non-periodical post, however, was approved

on 2008-04-10.

Dave Sill replied to a probe post on 2010-05-18. He says that the
group is dead and confirms that there were no on-topic submissions
since April '08.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.sys.sgi.announce Announcements for the SGI community. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

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

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.SGI.ANNOUNCE

announce general announcements (conferences, user groups, ftp
archives, etc)

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.sys.sgi.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 181:29 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 4 Nov 1992.

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.sgi.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
2010-05-18 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

2010-06-09 1st RFD

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Big-8 Management Board

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Aug 4, 2010, 2:39:06 AM8/4/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

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

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.SGI.ANNOUNCE

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

In the course of the removal process formal announcements are posted
(MVI, RFD, and LCC). At the end of the process the B8MB will vote on
the issue.

Available options for comp.sys.sgi.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
2010-05-18 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-06-09 1st RFD

2010-08-04 LCC

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Big-8 Management Board

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Aug 17, 2010, 10:37:40 AM8/17/10
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RESULT
comp.sys.sgi.announce will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-08-04 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.sgi.announce.

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 8-0-0

RATIONALE:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was published on
2009-11-14. The last regular non-periodical post, however, was approved
on 2008-04-10.

Dave Sill replied to a probe post on 2010-05-18. He says that the
group is dead and confirms that there were no on-topic submissions
since April '08.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

comp.sys.sgi.announce Announcements for the SGI community. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

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

CHARTER OF COMP.SYS.SGI.ANNOUNCE

announce general announcements (conferences, user groups, ftp
archives, etc)

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

comp.sys.sgi.announce is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 181:29 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 4 Nov 1992.

PROPONENT:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2009-11-24 First probe post
2010-05-18 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-06-09 1st RFD
2010-08-04 LCC

2010-08-17 RESULT

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