RESULT will be removed

The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 12 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 22 Feb 2007.


The newsgroup 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, 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.


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

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


This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:


The proponent will also post pointers to:


Jim Riley


2007-02-01 1st RFD
2007-02-12 2nd RFD/LCC
2007-02-19 Results