RESULT
comp.os.ms-windows.announce 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
comp.os.ms-windows.announce.

This group will be removed on 22 Feb 2007.


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.


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
2007-02-12 2nd RFD/LCC
2007-02-19 Results