> Did it pass the vote ?
Apparently. The vast majority of those voting in favor of it mailed from
sites outside the U.S., many from the UK. I hope these readers were aware
of the existance of the comprehensive newsgroup "bionet.microbiology".
I don't see why anyone would choose to participate in a "limited"
(to non-specialists) discussion when all levels of interest were
expressly invited in the original group (bionet.microbiology) and
have always been well recieved there.
We now have a small disjointed side-discussion, presumably the intention
of the proposal (?)