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BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Tue May 16 18:34:48 EST 1995

Over the last couple of months I have received an increasing number of
complaints about chain letters, scams, and other off-the-topic
outbursts on our current EMPLOYMENT/bionet.jobs newsgroup.  A straw
poll last month indicated that the vast majority of the respondents
from that newsgroup want to see it converted to a moderated forum to
restore its usefulness once again.  Accordingly I have put together
the following proposal to moderate a new group called
bionet.jobs.offered and shut the old bionet.jobs group down.  Please
note that the new charter also proposes to eliminate the current
format restrictions on commercial job announcements.

Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 25 May
on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  For
those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently,
either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the following
biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at daresbury.ac.uk               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at net.bio.net                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 26 May (Newsgroup Discussion leaders -
please note this deadline - if no revisions are received before the
deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to remove EMPLOYMENT/bionet.jobs and
establish EMPLOYMENT/bionet.jobs.offered (moderated)

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.jobs.offered  (moderated)

Moderation address:		employment-moderator at net.bio.net
				(bionet-jobs-offered at net.bio.net 
                                 is an alias for the above)

Moderator:			Dr. David Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager
				biosci-help at net.bio.net

Proposed mailing list name:     EMPLOYMENT

Proposed e-mail addresses:      biojobs at net.bio.net
                                biojobs at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup Charter and Moderation Policy:

EMPLOYMENT/bionet.jobs.offered is to be used for the posting of job
openings in the biological sciences or professional level jobs that
support the work of biological scientists (such as for
computer/systems programming/support).  Jobs in both the non-profit
and for-profit sectors may be posted without format restrictions.
For-profit jobs, however, must be for professional level positions
that support biology research or that require the hiring of someone
with biological expertise, i.e., routine administrative jobs in
commercial companies, e.g., secretarial positions at biotech
companies, will not be posted in this forum and should instead be sent
to misc.jobs.offered.

Resumes will not be posted on bionet.jobs.offered. Such postings
should be directed to bionet.jobs.wanted.

Because of the volume of posts to this newsgroup, the moderator will
assume that the readers are familiar with the policy as stated in this
newsgroup charter and will reject without comment any messages that do
not follow the guidelines above.  Appeals may be sent to
biosci-help at net.bio.net if one thinks that a posting was incorrectly
omitted.  Misdirected resumes will be deleted without comment.  It is
the responsibility of the posters, not the moderator, to read the
newsgroup usage instructions for bionet.jobs.wanted and

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