PART 2 - MODERATING THE BIOSCI/bionet NEWSGROUPS

Emmanuel Skoufos, Ph.D. skoufos at nefeli.imbb.forth.gr
Tue Feb 28 13:31:17 EST 1995


 kristoff at net.bio.net (David Kristofferson) writes:

>Finally, if everyone was moving away from mail to news then there
>would be less of a need for some of these issues; unfortunately both
>kinds of usage continue to increase although the percentage seems to
>be gradually shifting towards news.

Why can't bionet itself make this switch by being unavailable to e-mail
subscribers?  Anybody that has no access to news, can read posts through
the gopher and the web sites and they can post using e-mail. Alternatively,
as suggested, people that want to use bionet, may *have to* ask their sysops 
to install news software, which IMHO is OK since the service is *free*.
This would require less time, effort and $ on the bionet side (no RC, no
preregisration, considerably fewer connections).  On the user side, instead
of the hussle of preregistation he/she would have to face the hussle of
talking to their sysops.

Just my 2c.

Emmanuel 
     

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Emmanuel Skoufos, Ph.D.
Insect Molecular Biology Group
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Box 1527 
Heraklion, Crete 71110



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