by Jim Rile » Tue, 01 May 2007 15:38:25
This is a pointer the RFD of a proposal to remove the moderated
newsgroup comp.sys.mac.programmer.info. If you wish to comment on
this proposal, you may do so in news.groups.proposals, and the
Followup-To header, has been set accordingly]
REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the moderated
RATIONALE: remove comp.sys.mac.programmer.info
The last approved article was in March 2000. Over the last year year
of activity approvals were infrequent, with only 17 in the last 12
Alternatively to removal, the group could be assigned a new moderator.
Kathy Morgan has volunteered to moderate if there is interest in
reviving the group.
As an announcement group, conversion to an unmoderated status is not
The newsgroup comp.sys.mac.programmer.info was created as part of a
re-organization of the comp.sys.mac.programmer (CSMP) hierarchy in
November 1994 that created CSMP.help, CSMP.info, CSMP.tools, and
renamed comp.sys.mac.programmer to CSMP.misc.
The comp.sys.mac.programmer (CSMP) sub-hierarchy had its origin with
the creation of comp.sys.mac.programmer in March 1988 (the 4th group
in the comp.sys.mac hierarchy). CSMP.codewarrior was added in August
1994. 3 groups, including CSMP.info were added in November 1994 (see
above). CSMP.games was added in October 1995.
There were generally 10 to 20 approvals per month in
comp.sys.mac.programmer.info, from its creation in November 1994 until
March 1999 (4-1/2 years). Over the last year, approvals were
infrequent (17 total), with the last in March 2000.
The newsgroup line is:
comp.sys.mac.programmer.info Frequently requested information.
The charter (extracted from the CFV):
A moderated newsgroup for posting FAQ's, digests, convention and
release announcements, "columns" by developers and industry insiders,
contact information, reviews, bulletins and any frequently requested
information relating to development for the Macintosh computer system.
The full group removal procedure is documented here:
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: