The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 26 Feb 2007 initiated a five-day
period for final comments. Following the comment period, the Big-8
Management board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup
This group will be removed on 12 Mar 2007.
RATIONALE: remove rec.arts.disney.announce
The newsgroup rec.arts.disney.announce has not had any approved
messages, other than auto-posted FAQ's, since September 1998. During
the last few months of its existence, approvals (excluding FAQ's) had
declined from 34 in the first quarter of 1998, to 13 in the 2nd
quarter; to 3 in the 3rd quarter.
Near the end of its active period, there were a couple on inquiries
about the whereabouts of the moderators. However, most mentions of
the announce group were in reference to the topic guidelines contained
in the autoposted FAQ's.
As an announcement group, it would not be appropriate to convert the
group to an unmoderated status.
The newsgroup rec.arts.disney.announce was created in July 1995 as
part of the re-organization of the rec.arts.disney.* (RAD)
sub-hierarchy. In addition to RAD.announce, RAD.animation,
RAD.merchandise, and RAD.parks were created. In addtion,
rec.arts.disney was renamed to RAD.misc.
Approvals in RAD.announce were roughly 5 per week until the last few
months. The last approval was in September 1998. Auto-posted FAQ's
continued to be approved until 1999.
This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:
The proponent will also post pointers to:
Jim Riley <jim...@pipeline.com>
2007-02-15 1st RFD
2007-02-26 2nd RFD/LCC