CALL FOR VOTES: PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Mon Nov 29 18:18:46 EST 1993


Voting is now open on PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology.  The charter
for PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology is provided below and has been
modified slightly as a result of the discussion period.

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Proposal to establish PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology

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

Discussion leaders:  Daniel R. Brooks, Sherwin S. Desser and Henry Hong
                     Department of Zoology
                     University of Toronto
                     Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5S 1A1
                     parasite at zoo.toronto.edu

PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology charter:

We would like to propose the formation of an unmoderated BIOSCI
newsgroup upon recognizing the need for a network discussion
group that could serve the community of parasitologists.

The name of this proposed group, "parasitology", was chosen to
reflect the broad ranging and multi-disciplinary nature of the field
that involves the study or application of parasites and parasitism.

The purpose of this newsgroup is to:

1) encourage and facilitate interaction, communication and
   exchange of on-going information, ideas, experiences and specimens
   among the community of parasitologists which includes researchers,
   educators and any other interested parties working with,
   or interested in, any aspect of parasites and parasitism;
   communication through this newsgroup to request specimens
   from diverse regions (where personal contact may not have
   existed) or to advertise forthcoming field trips would
   facilitate the collection of obscure/rare specimens;

2) stimulate the growth and interest in the field of parasitology,
   and promote a better understanding of this discipline;

3) promote discussions about parasitology in the educational
   system and academic programs;

4) provide a forum for friendy discussion and debate on
   topical issues;

5) provide news, analysis, insight and information on articles
   related to parasitology;

6) announce both Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations in parasitology
   and job opportunities/academic positions that are
   available in this field;

7) announce upcoming meetings/conferences and to encourage
   interaction between various parasitological societies;

8) announce university, government and industry awards related
   to the field;

9) announce press releases related to parasitology.


Subscribers would be welcomed from universities, colleges, high schools,
and any other academic institutions, government agencies, hospitals and
industry.  Individuals are encouraged to participate by posting
articles that adhere to the aforementioned outline.

This newsgroup should not be used as a forum for the promulgation
of highly eccentric or personal theories, and it should not be
used as a battleground for personal attacks or "flame" wars.
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Voting is now open on PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology and will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 28 December 1993.  Please send your
vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
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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 PARASITOLOGY

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on PARASITOLOGY

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
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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