Proposed plant listREAD/NEW/FOLLOWUP
ajt at doc.ic.ac.uk
Mon Mar 16 14:43:07 EST 1992
marder at agri.huji.ac.il writes:
: TRAVIS>How about BIOPLANT as an e-mail subscription name ?
: TRAVIS>name: bionet.plants/BIOPLANT
: I would prefer PLANTBIO - (BIOPLANT sounds a bit too much like a
: fermentation facility)
BIOPLANT is just a contraction of bionet.plants
Your e-mail name could also be the news group name couldn't it?
bionet.plantbio (cf. bionet.molbio)
Maybe there are too many 'bio's in that though ...
: [ ... stuff deleted]
: The best we can do is to try and whet peoples' apetites by demonstrating
: the utility of news. e.g. I regularly post items from BIONET to the
: PHOTOSYN distribution list (subscribers get this by email) and am trying to
: raise awareness in that sector. I think that my most useful act to date
: was to put a PHOTOSYN subscriber in touch with a BIONET activist at his
: site (I think a student in his own department). This is fine where a
: newsfeed is already available. As for isolated sites where the computer
: services do not include access to news, the pressure will have to come from
: within. If we all keep at it with personal contacts, mentions of BIONET
: during conferences, Journal articles (where possible) I think that things
: will quickly improve.
I think it is important to stress that a getting a news feed does *not*
require a site to take all USENET news groups in order to be useful. A
site can be quite selective in what it takes, and it may be easier to
justify a request to take only the bionet USENET hierarchy.
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