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CALL FOR VOTES: ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Fri May 5 16:19:18 EST 1995


Voting is now open on the following proposal to create the mailing
list & newsgroup

ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera

Proposed USENET name: bionet.organisms.rotifera

Proposed mailing list name: ROTIFERA

Proposed mailing addresses: rotifera at net.bio.net
		            rotifera at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leaders:  Russ Shiel
		     shielr at mdfrc.canberra.edu.au

		     Bob Wallace
		     Wallacer at mac.ripon.edu

Newsgroup character: 

Bionet.organisms.rotifera is a proposed forum for scientific
discussions and a source of information for the biological community
at large who may be interested in any aspect of rotifer biology.  The
name Rotifera indicates the Phylum of interest.

Functions of the newsgroup: To promote communication between reseachers 
in common or disparate fields of interest, but involving rotifers, from 
the ultracellular level to the community ecology level, e.g. 
developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, neuropharmacology, 
physiology, taxonomy, toxicology, zoogeography.

The newsgroup will also provide a rapid source of information on rotifers 
for educators, and will act as a forum for discussion on problems of 
rotifer research, current developments, methodologies, advice on culture 
and maintenance of rotifers for aquaculture, toxicological studies, etc.

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for announcements 
of meetings, conferences, job opportunities, funding sources, etc 
pertaining to research on rotifers.

Subscribers are welcome from universities and other academic 
institutions, government agencies, industrial or commercial organizations 
with an interest in the Phylum. Contributions to the newsgroup in the 
areas outlined above are encouraged.

The newsgroup is unmoderated.

Russ Shiel
Principal Res. Scientist
Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Bob Wallace
Prof., Dept of Biology
Ripon College 
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Voting is now open on the proposal for
ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera and will run through 24:00 hrs
Pacific Time on 3 June 1995.  Please send your vote to either of the
following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on ROTIFERA

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on ROTIFERA

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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