In article <3bkpcr$kt8 at usenet.ucs.indiana.edu>, jgraham at bronze.ucs.indiana.edu (the End) writes:
>> 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 (?)
> J. Graham
I'm not too happy about the vote passing either! For a start, we don't get too
many of the sci.* newsgroups on our news reader, so I'll have to get our Sys
Admin to add it. And then it is JAN (Just Another Newsgroup) to read... I
enjoy the discussions on bionet.microbiology - there seems to be a fairly good
balance of postings from professionals and "lay people" here (me being one of
the former). I follow the bionet group (mainly) for stuff related to my work.
Any participation to a second, lay reader-orrientated, will have to be
secondary. I will give it a go though - you never know what might show up!
Best wishes one and all,