CALL FOR VOTES: bionet.plants.maize

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Wed Sep 2 06:54:06 EST 1992


Voting is now open on bionet.plants.maize.  I have received from Allen
Wright a revised proposal for bionet.plants.maize (note the name
change from the original bionet.maize) which is provided below.  There
were several postings on BIOFORUM/bionet.general about the benefits of
a separate maize group but also many comments about first building up
a maize discussion in the existing bionet.plants newsgroup.  The
parties on opposite sides of the separate newsgroup issue did not
compromise.  I suggest that you read those messages, if you haven't
already, before voting.  Those who favor the creation of the maize
newsgroup should obviously vote YES while those who think that it is
premature and want discussion to begin first on bionet.plants should
vote NO.

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PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH bionet.plants.maize

Discussion leader: Allen Wright (adwright at iastate.edu)

Purpose: Discussion/inquiries regarding the anatomy, breeding,
genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, evolution, ethnobotany, and
utilization of maize and its related species, including information
exchange regarding mutants, genetic stocks, mapping and methodology.
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Voting is now open on bionet.plants.maize and will run through 24:00
hrs Pacific Time on 1 October 1992.  Please send your vote to any of
the following addresses (the IRLEARN address *is* functional):

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at genbank.bio.net               U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET
biovote at irlearn.ucd.ie                Ireland         EARN/BITNET

Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on bionet.plants.maize

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on bionet.plants.maize

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, 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
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at genbank.bio.net



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