CALL FOR VOTES: DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea (moderated)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Tue Oct 24 21:14:45 EST 1995


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

DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea  (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 estabish DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea  (moderated)

Proposed USENET name:       bionet.biology.deepsea

Status:			    Moderated

One Line description:       
		Research in deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology


Proposed moderation address: deepsea-moderator at net.bio.net
                             (bionet-biology-deepsea at net.bio.net will
                              be an alias for deepsea-moderator at net.bio.net)

Moderator:                  Andrew Grant McArthur
                            University of Victoria                            

Proposed mailing list name: DEEPSEA

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


Proposal for moving the mailing list DEEPSEA to the BIONET:

The DEEPSEA mailing list (hosted by the University of Victoria) has
been in operation for over four years, has a membership exceeding 650
researchers, and has subscriptions from over 35 countries. Frequent
uses of DEEPSEA have included searches for specialist literature or
opinion, specimen exchange, technical discussions, and general
discussions about deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology.
Geologists and oceanographers have been most welcome, but nearly all
of DEEPSEA's subscribers are biologists interested in biological
aspects of the deep-sea.  DEEPSEA is not associated with any
professional society.  I will be leaving the University of Victoria in
the next year so DEEPSEA requires a stable host network and good
archiving systems.  BIONET has these resources.  Additionally, I hope
that the inclusion of DEEPSEA on the USENET will result in additional
subscriptions and discussions.  I agree to continue as moderator once
our mailing list is moved to the BIONET.  DEEPSEA would like status as
a full-fledged BIONET newsgroup.
 
Andrew Grant McArthur
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada, V8W 2Y2
Telephone: (604) 656-8146
Fax:       (604) 656-8148
Email: amcarthu at uvaix.uvic.ca
URL: http://darwin.ceh.uvic.ca/people/mcarthur.html
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Voting is now open on the proposal for DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea
and will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 23 November 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 DEEPSEA

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on DEEPSEA

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.  Permission is granted to
distribute this to the current DEEPSEA mailing list.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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