Poggio Sebastian-EST poggio at REDVAX1.DGSCA.UNAM.MX
Sat Oct 29 19:29:46 EST 1994

Im new in this discution group but I think that there is no problem where 
the discution group is, the only thing that maters is how much accesible 
it is. So if the change of direction does not interfare with this im agree.

On 28 Oct 1994, David Kristofferson wrote:

> Well, USENET fans, maybe we talked this one to death previously, and
> no one has anything new to say.  My only concern about the proposal
> (see below) has to do with the transfer of the newsgroup charter
> discussions from BIOFORUM/bionet.general to the proposed
> BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin newsgroup.
> My question to the BIOFORUM/bionet.general readership is, 
> "Will you participate in the discussions if they are moved away from
> BIOFORUM/bionet.general??"
> Particularly for the e-mail participants, this will mean taking the
> initiative to subscribe to BIOSCI-ADMIN, so it is virtually certain
> that the readership will be less than BIOFORUM.
> Currently, many proposals evoke little or no comment, so this may not
> be a big concern for many people.  On occasion, however, a hot potato
> comes along.  In that case, if only the "computer nerds" like myself
> are reading bionet.admin, will the opinions expressed be
> representative of the biology readership????
> We could, of course, continue to hold charter discussions on
> BIOFORUM/bionet.general and change the proposal below so that
> BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin is used only for discussions of bionet
> newsgroup administrative issues and for posting things like the bionet
> checkgroups message.
> What do people think??
> 				Sincerely,
> 				Dave Kristofferson
> 				BIOSCI/bionet Manager
> 				biosci-help at
> In article <38n3bo$r24 at>,
> BIOSCI Administrator  <biosci-help at> wrote:
> >As a result of an extended debate on bionet.general several weeks back
> >Dave Mack here at BIOSCI developed the following proposal to create
> >
> >BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin.
> >
> >Newsgroup charter:
> >
> >The BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin newsgroup is intended to provide a focal
> >point for discussions relating to the BIOSCI/bionet newsgroup
> >hierarchy and its administration.  In particular, it will replace
> >BIOFORUM/bionet.general as the forum for the discussion of new
> >newsgroup proposals.  Newsgroup CFD's will continue to be posted to
> >BIONEWS/bionet.announce and BIOFORUM/bionet.general, but will contain
> >lines to redirect follow-ups and replies to BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin.
> >CFV's will be posted to all three newsgroups.
> >
> >Currently, discussion of issues such as newsgroup naming and problems
> >with news and mail propagation are intermixed with miscellaneous
> >discussions of biological topics in BIOFORUM/bionet.general.  As a
> >result of previous discussion in that forum, it seems desirable to
> >move the administrative discussions out of a group whose charter is
> >biological.
> >
> >In addition, Usenet administrators who do not ordinarily read the
> >bionet newsgroups, but who are nonetheless charged with propagating
> >them, have expressed dismay at having to filter through the
> >bionet.general traffic to find information about new newsgroups.
> >
> >The bionet.admin newsgroup will not be moderated.  The discussion
> >leader will be Dr. David Kristofferson.
> >----------------------------------------------------------------------

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