CALL FOR VOTES: BIOTECHNIQUES/bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques (MODERATED)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Tue Jun 6 13:25:42 EST 1995


Voting is now open on the following proposal to create the mailing
list & newsgroup

BIOTECHNIQUES/bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques (MODERATED)

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish BIOTECHNIQUES/bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques
				(MODERATED)

Newsgroup moderation address:	biotechniques-moderator at net.bio.net

Proposed mailing list name:     BIOTECHNIQUES

Proposed e-mail addresses:      btechniq at net.bio.net
                                btechniq at daresbury.ac.uk

Moderator:			Mary McCarthy
				Associate Editor/BioTechniques
				mmccarthy at biotechnet.com

Charter:

A new newsgroup, "BIOTECHNIQUES", is proposed to provide a forum for
the discussion of methods, and appropriate related issues, that have
appeared on the pages of BioTechniques - an international,
peer-reviewed journal which describes laboratory techniques in the
life sciences.

The newsgroup will also function as a rapid-communication, electronic
counterpart of the "BioFeedback" section of BioTechniques.
Participation in the newsgroup should be of value to individuals,
including the novice as well as the experienced scientist, who are
interested in the development and application of laboratory methods.

The newsgroup will be moderated by Mary McCarthy, Associate
Editor/BioTechniques.
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Voting is now open on the proposal for
BIOTECHNIQUES/bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques and will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 5 July 1995.  Please send your vote
to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on BIOTECHNIQUES

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on BIOTECHNIQUES

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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