2nd RFD: remove news.groups.reviews moderated (LAST CALL FOR COMMENTS)

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The Big-8 Management Board

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Aug 31, 2006, 6:46:50 PM8/31/06
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
remove news.groups.reviews

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup news.groups.reviews.


PROCEDURE:

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:

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

SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:

After the first RFD, several posters discussed reviving the newsgroup
and offering regular reviews; but since that time, there has been only
one review.


RATIONALE: remove news.groups.reviews

news.groups.reviews was abandoned by its moderator in October 1999. In
October 2001 we took it over and tried to get it going again.
Unfortunately there wasn't much interest so it's time for the group to be
removed.


HISTORY:

Traffic Analysis:

October 2001: 4 reviews
November 2001: 6 reviews
December 2001: 4 reviews
February 2002: 1 review
April 2002: 1 review
May 2002: 1 review
November 2002: 1 review
December 2002: 1 review
March 2003: 3 reviews
July 2003: 3 reviews
August 2003: 1 review
February 2004: 1 review
June 2004: 1 review
June 2006: 1 review

I have only listed approved reviews, not the FAQ, posted twice a month,
or forge approvals.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
news.groups.reviews


CHARTER:

The moderated group news.groups.reviews features reviews of other
newsgroups. These need not be prompted by a question in the questions
group. The intention is simply to help people find interesting newsgroups
-- even those that they would not have thought to ask about.

The charter (above) will be posted monthly, along with the submission
guidelines.


PROPONENT:

Existing Moderators of news.groups.reviews:

Co-Proponent: Graham Drabble <usen...@drabble.me.uk>
Co-Proponent: Kathy Morgan <kmo...@aptalaska.net>
Co-Proponent: Brian Edmonds <br...@gweep.ca>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-08-31 2nd RFD (Last Call for Comments)
2006-06-12 1st RFD

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