Moderator Vacancy Investigation: misc.kids.info

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Alexander Bartolich

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Jan 23, 2010, 9:43:15 PM1/23/10
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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group misc.kids.info

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup misc.kids.info 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 to this group resulted in bounces.

kids...@ai.mit.edu
(generated from misc-ki...@moderators.isc.org)
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<kids...@ai.mit.edu>:
host ai.mx.csail.mit.edu [128.30.2.12]: 550 Unknown user kids-info in domain ai.mit.edu

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

misc.kids.info Informational posts related to misc.kids hierarchy. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.kids.info
misc.kids

CHARTER OF MISC.KIDS.INFO

For the periodic posting of informational posts and FAQ files related
to groups in the misc.kids hierarchy. Occasional one-time
announcements of interest to misc.kids readers (such as juvenile
product recall, misc.kids picnics or photoalbums) may be crossposted
here from misc.kids (and/or the appropriate subgroup(s)). However, as
a low volume newsgroup, birth announcements, etc. are not appropriate
for this group. Posts to this group should be informational;
discussion and questions will not appear here. No advertising.
Posters should be aware that the moderator cannot do distributions for
other regions, and that there may be moderation delays.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

misc.kids.info is a moderated newsgroup which passed its vote for
creation by 275:18 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 19 Aug 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:

2010-01-17 Probe post
2010-01-24 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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Alexander Bartolich

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Feb 6, 2010, 6:06:41 PM2/6/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group misc.kids.info

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup misc.kids.info.

RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.kids.info
misc.kids

CHARTER OF MISC.KIDS.INFO

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 misc.kids.info 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:

2010-01-17 Probe post
2010-01-24 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

2010-02-06 1st RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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Feb 22, 2010, 1:36:02 PM2/22/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.kids.info
misc.kids

CHARTER OF MISC.KIDS.INFO

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-02-21 2nd RFD

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Big-8 Management Board

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Mar 7, 2010, 5:51:43 PM3/7/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.kids.info
misc.kids

CHARTER OF MISC.KIDS.INFO

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-03-07 LCC

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Big-8 Management Board

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Mar 19, 2010, 8:43:14 PM3/19/10
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RESULT
misc.kids.info will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-03-07 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
misc.kids.info.

Vote results (yes-no-abstain): 9-0-0

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NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
misc.kids.info
misc.kids

CHARTER OF MISC.KIDS.INFO

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-01-17 Probe post
2010-01-24 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-02-06 1st RFD
2010-02-21 2nd RFD
2010-03-07 LCC

2010-03-19 RESULT

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