In response to drbob33 at aol.com
1. You said that you have interests in toxicology that are "broad", based
on a long industrial experience.
There is a fidderence in approciating toxicology and being able and
qualified to practice it.
2. "So what if we have some non-toxicologists - maybe they'll learn how
to avoid toxic terror!"
Just what exactly is "toxic terror"? The newsgroup is bionet.toxicology
not bionet.fear or bionet.nightmare; its not even bionet.toxicology.ugly!
The ability to learn will not be impeded by a "moderated" newsgroup. On
the contrary, learning has a good chance of being increased with a
directed and focused newsgroup on toxicology.
I must have missed something because I didn't think a "moderated"
newsgroup is a "peer-reviewed" newsgroup. Let's not start another
"censorship" thread which seems to crop up in every newsgroup, sooner or
later. It is still my understanding that newsgroup moderators have a set
of guidelines to make sure the content adheres to the charter.
Anyone can be a toxicologist in two easy lessons, each ten years long!
3. The purpose of moderation was not to "peer review" postings as I
understood it, but rather to keep it focused on toxicological issues, free
from other extraenous postings.