I'll deal with both queries on FAQs in the same message:
> Date: Sun, 2 Apr 1995 16:20:49 GMT
> From: christer.ericsson at mog.ki.se (Christer Ericsson)
> Reply-to: christer.ericsson at mog.ki.se (Christer Ericsson)
> To: "bionet.glycosci mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at dl.ac.uk>
> Subject: Glycosci FAQ?
> I have been following this newsgroup for some time now, but have not yet
> come upon any reference to a FAQ. Is there one? I would be very grateful
> for a pointer to where it is, if it exists.
A 'FAQ' on how to subscribe, post messages, etc was posted on 24th
February. A draft 'FAQ' on which glycosyltransferases are cloned was
posted on 9th February. They can be looked up via the archives: the
URL is gopher://gopher.bio.net/11/GLYCOSCI
When BOKU has 'personal' Web pages, then I'll put copies on the Web
There are no other FAQs at this time - since we have not been going
that long (not yet six months) and someone somewhere would have to
take sometime to write these things!
>Date: 2 Apr 1995 12:40:49 -0700
>From: ALTOSAAR at ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA (Illimar Altosaar)
>Reply-to: ALTOSAAR at ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA (Illimar Altosaar)
>To: "bionet.glycosci mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at dl.ac.uk>
>>How can I look for info on FAQ if we don not know what it stands for?
>Please explain what it is and what it does. Tak so mycket!
>University of Ottawa Biochemistry Department
A 'FAQ' is a list (with answers) of Frequently Asked Questions. These
may be posted to a newsgroup and/or accessible via gopher/FTP/WWW.
I think at this time if people have queries then they can be dealt
with by the group. There may be a time when we have built up a list
of actually frequently asked questions with answers - of course if
anyone wishes to volunteer for the task of collation... Some may
query the need for FAQs at this time - was the glycosyltransferase
list I posted really a FAQ (since no-one had asked the question)? -
should I bother with a draft FAQ on glycosidases? These things take
time and if there is no demand, then there's no point - but if people
really want FAQs then we should have volunteers to write them - since
no-one is an expert in all fields of the glycosciences. Opinions from
the silent majority on any points relating to development of the
newsgroup would be most welcome.
Iain Wilson Institut fuer Chemie
Tel: 43-1-47654-6065 Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur
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E-mail: wilson at edv1.boku.ac.at A-1180, WIEN, Austria