The guidelines presented on the group creation page do not fall in line with the approval process being enforced.
Groups should fall into one of three categories:
working group coordinating on a Drupal feature, module, or distribution
a geographical user-group such as users in a specific city
or a Drupal event organizing group such as a DrupalCON organizing group
I was just denied / had a group deleted because there weren't enough people "around" my module:
Your Group entry entitled "dRealty IDX Developers" has been deleted by our content moderator. Our group guidelines are posted at http://groups.drupal.org/node/add/og. The group has been deleted from our site, though any posts inside the group should are still available.
You can discuss our group deletion policy at http://groups.drupal.org/groups-drupal-org
module development discussions should generally happen in the drupal.org issue queue except unless there is a very large community around it
The groups.drupal.org team
My question is this, why would i use the issue queue over a group when a group has much more to offer: events, wiki, etc.
Actions like this, with the vague reasons given make people not want to contribute, as you have to adhere to someone else's unpublished standards or rule set. Not sure what the policy is exactly or where the reasoning is behind denying a group that is intent on promoting a community and furthering development of drupal as a platform.
Further, could some one please quantify a "very large community"? 10 people, 100 people, 1000 people? At least give me a number to shoot for....