To the parasite news group:
This is a reference to establish a news group devoted to
Schistosomes. If you already know of this group, please ignore the
request to vote on it. If you are not familiar with it, please decide if
you might be interested in it enough to a)approve it (read prospectus
below) and b)subscribe/join it. Thanks for your support.
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Date: Wed, 22 Mar 95 10:33:11 PST
From: BIOSCI Administrator <biosci-help at net.bio.net>
To: schisto at net.bio.net
Subject: 2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma
This is the second and final call for votes on the following proposal
to create the mailing list & newsgroup
This proposal marks the end of the prototype newsgroup period for the
SCHISTO mailing list. If this proposal does not garner sufficient
votes, the SCHISTO list will be shut down. A copy of this message is
being crossposted to the SCHISTO mailing list.
*** 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 establish SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma
Proposed USENET name: bionet.organisms.schistosoma
Proposed mailing list name: SCHISTOSOMA
Proposed e-mail addresses: schisto at net.bio.netschisto at daresbury.ac.uk
Werner Kunz e-mail: Werner.Kunz at uni-duesseldorf.de
Christoph Grevelding e-mail: Christoph.Grevelding at uni-duesseldorf.de
Lutz Gohr e-mail: Lutz.Gohr at uni-duesseldorf.de
Institut fuer Genetik
Telephones : 49-211-311-2333
Telefax : 49-211-311-2333
Welcome to SCHISTOSOMA, a newsgroup created for the purpose of
information exchange between Schistosoma researchers. Scientists are
welcomed to participate in this worldwide forum for any kind of
information exchange as proposals, announcements, offers, the
discussion of various problems and requests for any biological
material or information concerning schistosomes. We intend to focus
the common interests of all scientists working in this area towards a
Formation of the intended newsgroup will provide :
- a source of quick help on methodological problems, practical advices
- a forum for the discussion of ideas, problems and recent developments
in Schistosoma research.
- a means for sharing strains, molecular reagents, etc.
- a further opportunity for collaborative efforts between labs.
- a bulletin board for any announcements concerning meetings,
congresses or job offers, etc. in this field.
Topics should cover :
- Developmental Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Schisto update
The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated, but we are willing to
act as current coordinators.
Voting is open on the proposal for
SCHISTOSOMA/bionet.organisms.schistosoma and will run through 24:00
hrs Pacific Time on 5 April 1995. Please send your vote to either of
the following addresses:
Address Location Network
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biovote at daresbury.ac.uk U.K. JANET
biovote at net.bio.net U.S.A. Internet/BITNET
PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS. Your vote should contain a single line:
YES on SCHISTO
if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or
NO on SCHISTO
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.
biosci-help at net.bio.net