In article <9324235932.MIN-LVGBa03968.bionet-news at uk.ac.daresbury> you wrote:
: This newsgroup seems to be in very poor health, are plant scientists
: allergic to computers? or are there just not many of us around?
If you think it is in "very poor health" why not start a discussion
about *your* area of interest. As others have noted on this thread,
there _is_ a tendency for people to respond to an interesting article
by email and the discussion then 'disappears' from bionet.plants.
However, if you look at the traffic report for bionet over the last
year, you will see that bionet.plants is a moderately active group and
I consider it to be well worthwhile participating in the discussions.
If you think bionet.plants is of low intellectual content then I
suggest you do something about it by example. I don't think plant
biologists are allergic to computers and there are plenty of us around!
Above all else, please remember that bionet.plants is not a passive
medium and its success, or otherwise, depends on the willingness of
people to participate. If you find it boring/uninteresting then post
something *you* are interested in and start a new discussion that does
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