Correction: Re: CALL FOR DISCUSSION: MOLLUSCS/bionet.molbio.molluscs

Elizabeth Boulding boulding at uoguelph.ca
Wed Jul 20 15:14:29 EST 1994


Whoops, note correction below!
Elizabeth Boulding.

On 20 Jul 1994, Elizabeth Boulding wrote:

> Hello,  I am the author of this proposal to move 
> mollusc-molecular-news at sfu.ca
> to bionet so I thought I would clarify some points.
>   Our newsgroup has already existed for three years as
> a maillist.  We only discuss work with mollusc DNA.  Up until
> now our discussion has mainly been about methods for isolating
> mollusc DNA, compilation of PCR primers that work in molluscs,
> and discussion of mollusc molecular systematics.  We wish to
> restrict our group to discussions about the molecular biology
> of molluscs which is why we requested we be listed as:
> bionet.molluscs.molbio
*(should read as below)
bionet.molbio.molluscs

> I don't mind if it becomes:
> bionet.molbio.molluscs
*(should read as below)
bionet.molluscs.molbio

> but then it wouldn't easily be found by people reading about
> molbio on bionet and it wouldn't match the entry for yeast.

which is: 
bionet.molbio.yeast
>   People who can't wait to join our newsgroup until after this
> is settled should send me a message at:
> boulding at uoguelph.ca
>   There already is a successful listserv that discusses
> mollusc biology in general.  To subscribe send a message to:
> listserv at ucmp1.berkeley.edu
> which contains the line:
> subscribe mollusca (your name)
> Cheers, Elizabeth Boulding.
> Dr. Elizabeth Grace Boulding
> Dept. of Zoology
> University of Guelph
> Guelph, ON
> N1G 2W1
> Canada
> telephone: (519) 824-4120 (x4961)
> FAX: (519) 767-1656
> email: boulding at uoguelph.ca
> summer address between May 8th-August 20th.
> Bamfield Marine Station
> Bamfield, B.C.
> VOR 1BO
> Canada
> Bamfield Marine Station secretary: (604) 728-3301
> FAX: (604) 728-3452
> email: boulding at uoguelph.ca
> 
> On Mon, 18 Jul 1994, BIOSCI Administrator wrote:
> 
> > 
> > We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,
> > 
> > MOLLUSCS/bionet.molbio.molluscs
> > 
> > Please note that this name was requested instead of
> > bionet.organisms.molluscs because of a desire to limit the discussion
> > to mollusc DNA research and not confuse the group with another more
> > general mollusc LISTSERV.
> > 
> > Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 31 July
> > on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  For
> > those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently,
> > either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the following
> > biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:
> > 
> > Subscription Address                 Location
> > --------------------                 --------
> > biosci at daresbury.ac.uk               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
> > biosci at net.bio.net                   Americas and the Pacific Rim
> > 
> > One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
> > and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
> > proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
> > want to monitor only this discussion.
> > 
> > Discussion Guidelines
> > ---------------------
> > Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
> > of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
> > period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
> > proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
> > If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
> > say anything!!!
> > 
> > The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
> > of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
> > for votes which will go out on 1 August (Newsgroup Discussion leaders -
> > please note this deadline - if no revisions are received before the
> > deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).
> > 
> > Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
> > it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
> > votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
> > in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
> > own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
> > votes is issued.
> > 
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Proposal to establish MOLLUSCS/bionet.molbio.molluscs
> > 
> > Proposed USENET name:  bionet.molbio.molluscs
> > 
> > Proposed mailing list name:  MOLLUSC-MOLECULAR-NEWS
> > 
> > Proposed e-mail addresses:  molluscs at net.bio.net
> >                             molluscs at daresbury.ac.uk
> > 
> > Discussion leader:  Dr. Elizabeth Grace Boulding
> >                     Dept. of Zoology
> >                     University of Guelph
> >                     Guelph, ON
> >                     N1G 2W1
> >                     Canada
> >                     telephone: (519) 824-4120 (x4961)
> >                     FAX: (519) 767-1656
> >                     email: boulding at uoguelph.ca
> > 
> > 
> > Proposal for moving the newsgroup Mollusc Molecular News to bionet:
> > 
> > The Mollusc Molecular News is a newsgroup with approximately 200
> > members whose research involves working with mollusc DNA.  Past topics
> > of discussion have included PCR and RAPD primers that are useful for
> > molluscs, dna isolation methods that are helpful in removing mollusc
> > mucus from DNA, and changes in mitochondrial gene order among
> > different groups of molluscs.  I also compile a hard copy newsletter
> > over email every year and mail it out via Canada Post to everyone on
> > our mailing list.  I agree to continue as discussion leader once our
> > group is moved to bionet.  We would like status as a full-fledged
> > newsgroup from the beginning so our postings can be archived and
> > available through USENET.
> > 
> > Dr. Elizabeth Grace Boulding
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> 
> 



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