REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
remove comp.os.ms-windows.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.os.ms-windows.announce.


RATIONALE: remove comp.os.ms-windows.announce

The newsgroup comp.os.ms-windows.announce has not had any approved
messages since March 1998. In April 1998, the moderator announced his
retirement as moderator, and requested that the submission address be
redirected to /dev/null. This notice, inexplicably posted to
rec.bicycles.off-road, said that traffic was light and relatively
little spam was received, but also noted:

OTOH, I imagine readership is also rather low; ftp/web
sites and comp.archives are better anyway. Few tears
would be shed if it just disappeared the way it had a
few months before I took over.


HISTORY:

The newsgroup comp.os.ms-windows.announce was created in March 1992 as
part of a re-organization that also renamed comp.windows.ms to
comp.os.ms-windows.misc and established the first 8 groups in the
comp.os.ms-windows.* sub-hierarchy.

Approvals were fairly steady until March 1998 when the moderator
resigned. There have been no approvals in the 9 subsequent years.


PROCEDURE:

The full group removal procedure is documented here:

http://www.big-8.org/dokuwiki/doku.p...licies:rmgroup

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.

All discussion of active proposals should be posted to news.groups.proposals.

If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups.proposals
comp.os.ms-windows.announce
comp.os.ms-windows.misc
comp.os.ms-windows.advocacy

The proponent will also post pointers to:

comp.os.ms-windows.win95.misc
comp.os.ms-windows.nt.misc
comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.misc
comp.os.ms-windows.apps.misc


PROPONENT:

Jim Riley


CHANGE HISTORY:

2007-02-01 1st RFD