RESULT: rec.hunting.dogs will be removed

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RESULT: rec.hunting.dogs will be removed

Post by Jerry Howe - The Incredibly Simply Amazing Puppy Wizar » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:20:35



>                                 RESULT
>                    rec.hunting.dogs will be removed

> The Last Call for Comments (LCC) on 12 Mar 2008 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
> rec.hunting.dogs.

> This group will be removed on 07 Apr 2008.

> RATIONALE: remove rec.hunting.dogs

> This is a dead group.  There has been no viable activity on this group
> for nearly a year (maybe longer).  Even before that, the activity level
> of this group was extremely low (no more than 1 or 2 posts per month).
> Note that this is despite the fact that the moderator (myself, the
> proponent of the removal RFD) dutifully checks for new posts on a
> regular basis (at least one per week).

> It is important to note that it is the moderator of the group who is
> initiating the proposal.


> The group was originally a spin off from rec.hunting back in the
> mid-1990's.  Because of the number and nature of dog-related posts, it
> was felt a separate discussion group under the hierarchy of rec.hunting
> should be created.  After an appropriate RFD & CFV process which showed
> very little opposition to the proposal, the group was created.   The
> moderator was designated to be myself (Chris Barnes); to date, this is
> the only moderator the group has ever had.


> This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

> news.announce.newgroups (moderated)
> news.groups.proposals (moderated)
> rec.hunting.dogs (moderated)



> 2008-01-17     1st RFD
> 2008-03-12     2nd RFD/LCC
> 2008-03-30     Results (passes)