Bioinformatics discussions

Brian Fristensky frist at cc.umanitoba.ca
Fri Oct 15 16:44:52 EST 1999

"Charles A. Alexander" wrote:
> Hello
> These newsgroups used to be a really fruitful place for discussions on
> issues related to GCG and other kinds of bioinformatics software.  With the
> insane amount of spam here lately that function seems to have ceased.
> Is there some other virtual place that people have been congregating to talk
> about this stuff now ?  I know Chad Price from UNMC was suggesting a private
> e-mail list at one point.
> Anyways, if anybody has the secret password and location, please e-mail me
> privately if necessary.

Believe me, spam mail is NOTHING compared to the clutter
that mailing lists add to your mailbox. I have been
subscribing to one mailing list in which half of the
messages are from people who haven't read the instructions
for subscribing or unsubscribing and send a the entire
group asking to be subscribed or unsubscribed.

Specialized news readers, such as the one in Netscape
communicator let you do things like following (or deleting)
entire threads, sorting messages etc. 

The difference between news and mail is best summarized
by the old adage "use the right tool for the right job."

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