Moderator Vacancy Investigation: sci.techniques.mass-spec

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May 29, 2011, 9:24:13 AM5/29/11
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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group sci.techniques.mass-spec

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup sci.techniques.mass-spec is not functioning, and has
been closed by its moderator.

This investigation may result in the removal of the group or the
selection and installation 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.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:
sci.techniques.mass-spec All areas of mass spectrometry. (Moderated)

RATIONALE:

On December 27, 2010 the moderator, David Boswick, closed the newsgroup.
<ifbiu6$o8c$1...@news-int.gatech.edu>.

DISTRIBUTION:
news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
sci.techniques.mass-spec
sci.misc

CHARTER

Sci.techniques.mass-spec will be open to discussion of all areas of mass
spectrometry. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Ionization
Mass analysis
Mechanisms
Hyphenated techniques
Troubleshooting

Short commercial announcements will be allowed, but the newsgroup is not
meant to be a substitute for the normal announcements, and long,
detailed descriptions of new or improved equipment should not be
submitted. To quote from the Moderator's Handbook, the policy should
be, "Information, not promotion."

Similarly, the newsgroup is not a substitute for peer-reviewed journals.

HISTORY OF THE GROUP: The newsgroup was moderately active from its
founding in June 1995 until mid 2005. Georgia Tech decommissioned its
news server at the end of 2010 at which point the group was closed.

PROPONENT: Steve Bonine <s...@pobox.com>

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/wiki/Moderator_Vacancy_Investigations

CHANGE HISTORY:

29 May 2011: Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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