CALL FOR VOTES: BIOPHYSICS/BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY NEWSGROUPS

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Tue Dec 21 20:32:48 EST 1993


Voting is now open on the BIOPHYSICS/BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY newsgroups.
There were no changes to the proposal raised during the discussion
period, so the charter remains unmodified.  The vote will be conducted
on the following *proposal*, i.e., you will be casting *one* YES or NO
on the BIOPHYSICS/BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY newsgroups proposal which
encompasses two closely related newsgroups.

This message is being distributed to BIONEWS/bionet.announce and to
Biophysical Society members.

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Proposal to establish BIOPHYSICS/bionet.biophysics (unmoderated) and
		      BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY/bionet.biophysics.society
		      (moderated)

e-mail addresses:  For BIOPHYSICS: biophys at net.bio.net
                   		   biophys at daresbury.ac.uk
		   For BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY: bphyssoc at net.bio.net
					    bphyssoc at daresbury.ac.uk

The following discussion leaders will serve on an interim basis until
permanent leaders are selected.  Dr. Kristofferson's role, until a
replacement is determined, will consist simply of posting news
articles approved by the Society for general distribution.

BIOPHYSICS Discussion leader: Carol Gross
			      Biophysical Journal
		   	      cgross at molbio.cbs.umn.edu

BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY Moderator: David Kristofferson
			       BIOSCI/IntelliGenetics
			       biosci-help at net.bio.net


Newsgroup charters:

The BIOPHYSICS/bionet.biophysics unmoderated newsgroup will be a
discussion forum for all aspects of research in biophysics.
Membership in this discussion group will be optional for Society
members.  The purpose of this newsgroup is to provide a forum for the
discussion of issues related to the science and profession of
biophysics. Topics could include

- research ideas (particularly those too preliminary to warrant formal
    publication)
- advice on experimental techniques or theoretical approaches
- information about instrumentation, biochemical supplies, etc.
- exchange of computer programs
- ideas about teaching biophysics (useful review articles, etc.)
- information about upcoming conferences, short courses, etc.
- public policy issues affecting biophysics

The BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY/bionet.biophysics.society newsgroup will be a
controlled volume, moderated forum used by the Biophysical Society for
sending announcements to its membership.  Only approved Society
communications will be posted to this forum and all Society members
will be subscribed by e-mail if they do not have access to USENET news
software.  Free discussion of any issues raised in this forum can take
place in the unmoderated group BIOPHYSICS/bionet.biophysics.
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Voting is now open on the BIOPHYSICS/BIOPHYSICAL-SOCIETY newsgroups
and will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 20 January 1994.
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 BIOPHYSICS

if you favor creation of the two newsgroups above or

NO on BIOPHYSICS

if you think that the creation of these newsgroups will adversely
affect the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in
participating in these newsgroups, 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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