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RFD: remove rec.aviation.announce moderated

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Old February 27th 07, 05:28 AM posted to rec.aviation.aerobatics,rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.student
Jim Riley
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Default 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
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remove rec.aviation.announce

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
newsgroup rec.aviation.announce.

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:



Jim Riley


2007-02-26 1st RFD
Jim Riley

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