Moderator Vacancy Investigation: soc.religion.eastern

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Alexander Bartolich

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Mar 7, 2010, 5:50:41 PM3/7/10
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MODERATOR VACANCY INVESTIGATION (MVI)
moderated group soc.religion.eastern

This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Investigation (MVI), begun because
moderated newsgroup soc.religion.eastern 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:

A probe post to this group resulted in a bounce.

to...@alumni.caltech.edu
(generated from soc-religi...@moderators.isc.org)
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<to...@alumni.caltech.edu>:
host posteaux1.caltech.edu [131.215.239.119]:
550 5.7.1 <to...@alumni.caltech.edu>: Recipient address rejected:
Message rejected due to: SPF fail - not authorized.
Only mail.alumni.caltech.edu is authorized to send mail with
@alumni.caltech.edu FROM: addresses

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

soc.religion.eastern Discussions of Eastern religions. (Moderated)

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.eastern
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.EASTERN

n/a

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

The first recorded newgroup control is dated 1991-05-23.
It contained a tagline but no charter.

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:

2010-02-27 Probe post
2010-03-07 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

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Alexander Bartolich

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Mar 21, 2010, 5:16:52 PM3/21/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group soc.religion.eastern

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup soc.religion.eastern.

RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.eastern
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.EASTERN

n/a

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 soc.religion.eastern 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:

2010-02-27 Probe post
2010-03-07 Moderator Vacancy Investigation

2010-03-21 1st RFD

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Alexander Bartolich

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Apr 4, 2010, 4:18:24 PM4/4/10
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RATIONALE:

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.eastern
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.EASTERN

n/a

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-04-04 2nd RFD

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Big-8 Management Board

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Apr 19, 2010, 12:03:22 PM4/19/10
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REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
moderated group soc.religion.eastern

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) to remove moderated
newsgroup soc.religion.eastern.

RATIONALE:

According to Google's archive the last regular post was approved on
2008-03-12. A probe post to this group resulted in a bounce.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.eastern
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.EASTERN

n/a

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

PROCEDURE:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-04-19 LCC

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Big-8 Management Board

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Apr 25, 2010, 3:14:56 PM4/25/10
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RESULT
soc.religion.eastern will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 2010-04-19 initiated a five-day
period for final comments. Following this comment period, the Big-8
Management Board has decided by consensus to remove moderated group
soc.religion.eastern.

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NEWSGROUPS LINE:

DISTRIBUTION:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
soc.religion.eastern
soc.misc

CHARTER OF SOC.RELIGION.EASTERN

n/a

HISTORY OF THE GROUP:

PROPONENT:

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

CHANGE HISTORY:

2010-02-27 Probe post
2010-03-07 Moderator Vacancy Investigation
2010-03-21 1st RFD
2010-04-04 2nd RFD
2010-04-19 LCC

2010-04-25 RESULT

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