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CALL FOR VOTES: AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Mon Jan 29 10:04:28 EST 1996

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

AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)

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.

Proposal to create AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)

USENET newsgroup name:	bionet.genome.autosequencing

Status:			Moderated

One line Description:	Research and support on automated DNA sequencing

Moderation address:	bionet-genome-autosequencing at net.bio.net
			(autoseq-moderator at net.bio.net is an
			 alias for bionet-genome-autosequencing at net.bio.net)

Administrator:		David Cain


E-mail addresses:	autoseq at net.bio.net
			autoseq at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup character:    

AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing is a forum for the
concentrated discussion and source of assistance on issues relating to
automated DNA sequencing and fragment analysis such as microsatellite
analysis and SSCP . AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING has been chosen as the name
to represent the many different systems currently avaliable .

Functions of the newsgroup:

The newsgroup will offer a well needed focus for the discussion of
automated DNA sequencing / fragment analysis which has until now been
spread across a number of newsgroups resulting in many cross postings
.  The newsgroup will replace the one currently running on mailbase
which has been running for just under a year and proaved to be well
supported .

Topics for discussion will include sequencing chemistries , template
preparation methods , hints and tips for optimisation , recommended
protocols for both large and small scale projects as well as providing
a forum for support between scientists. Other aspects of the
post-sequencing process will also be dealt with, for example, sequence
troubleshooting and software issues.

The newsgroup will also serve as a bulletin board for the announcement
of meetings , conferences , job opportunities within the rapidly
expanding sequencing market .

Subscriptions are welcome from all academic institutions , hospitals ,
government agencies and other research facilities as well as
commercial and industrial organisations . Contributions which support
the outlined functions of the newsgroup will be actively encouraged .

Moderation Policy:

Chain letters , mass posted commercial messages and other messages
deemed to be "Junk mail" will be deleted without comment .
Inappropriate messages for commercial or legal reasons will be
returned to the originator for editing and re-submission . Messages
which are not strictly within the terms of the charter but still
deemed to be of interest to the subscribers will be accepted as long
as they do not breach any of the terms and conditions of the charter .
Due to the commercial competitive nature of the subject companies with
a vested interest will be encouraged to limit their activities on the
newsgroup to replying directly to questions posted or clearing an
article with the moderators prior posting to the list.  Advertisements
for commercial products are prohibited on the BIOSCI/bionet newsgroups.

Proposed Moderators

David Cain
DNA sequencing Unit , Institute of Cancer Research , Chester Beatty
Labs , London , UK

Robert Feakes
Department of Genetics , University of Cambridge , Cambridge , UK

Voting is now open on the proposal for
AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing and will run through
24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 27 February 1996.  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

NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:


if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or


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.  Permission is granted to
distribute this to the current AUTOSEQ mailing list and the BIOSCI
CHROMOSOMES newsgroup.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

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