I have to agree that the amount of activity on bionet.virology is
What gives? Is it a general lack of interest in virology (hope not!),
or a lack of
time on the part of individuals doing virology (ie trying to keep some
Regardless of the level of activity, I intend to keep looking for
I can't see that moderation is responsible for any drop in activity.
The stuff getting cut is junk that wastes everyone's time.
I have observed a fair increase in the time it takes to make a posting
I prefer that to wading through pornography or get rich quick postings!
With the amount of introductory information on virology available on the
web, high school kids shouldn't have to pick the brains of subscribers
to bionet.virology with
trivial questions. A FAQ is probably a good idea, but most novices
know to even look for it. Any FAQ should certainly refer people to the
"All the virology on the WWW" site at
Whats wrong with using bionet.virology to nuture interest in virology in
high school students anyways? I know it takes time. Hey, I get email
all the time from poor folks that somehow got the idea that adenovirus
causes adenocarcinomas in humans.
Joe S. Mymryk Ph.D.
London Regional Cancer Centre
790 Commissioners Rd. East
London, Ontario, N6A 4L6
Marnix L. Bosch, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pathobiology and
Regional Primate Research Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7238
tel. (206) 543 7619
fax. (206) 543 3873