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RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated
This is a copy of an RFD regarding the possible removal of the
newsgroup rec.aviation.announce. Discussion should occur in
news.groups.proposals, and the Followup-To header has been set to that
REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
RATIONALE: remove rec.aviation.announce
The last approved article was in January 1999. In the prior two years
traffic had greatly declined, with two periods of 6-months with no
approvals. With such a light volume, any announcements of fly-ins,
etc. can be made directly in unmoderated rec.aviation.* groups.
An an announcement group it would be inappropriate to convert the
group to an unmoderated status.
The newsgroup rec.aviation.announce was created in September 1992, as
part of a re-organization of rec.aviation into 13 newsgroups
(rec.aviation.announce (ra.announce); ra.answers; ra.homebuilt;
ra.ifr; ra.military; ra.misc; ra.owning; ra.piloting; ra.products;
ra.simulators; ra.soaring; ra.stories; and ra.student).
Approvals per year we 1992, 1 article; 1993, 30 articles; 1994, 91
articles; 1995, 13 articles (8 month interruption); 1996, 52 articles;
1997, 16 articles; 1998, 22 articles; and 1999, 2 articles.
The last approval was in June 1999.
The newsgroup line is:
rec.aviation.announce Events of interest to the aviation community.
The charter (periodically posted to the group) is:
Dissemination of events of interest to the rec.aviation community,
including fly-outs, airshows, museum events, safety seminars,
conventions, races, rec.aviation administrative issues etc. The group
will be moderated to minimize volume.
The full group removal procedure is documented he
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
All discussion of active proposals should be posted to
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
This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:
The proponent will also post pointers to:
2007-02-26 1st RFD
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated||Jim Riley||Owning||0||February 27th 07 06:28 AM|
|RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated||Jim Riley||Home Built||0||February 27th 07 06:28 AM|
|RFD: remove rec.aviation.questions moderated||Jim Riley||Owning||0||February 27th 07 06:18 AM|
|RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated||Jim Riley||General Aviation||0||February 26th 07 10:25 PM|
|RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated||Jim Riley||Piloting||0||February 26th 07 10:25 PM|