BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin FAILS: 48 YES to 2 NO

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Fri Dec 16 21:06:44 EST 1994

The proposal to create BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin did not attract very
much interest unfortunately, and the required 80 vote limit was not
reached.  This proposal will have to shelved for at least 90 days now.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to establish BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin

Proposed USENET name:       bionet.admin

Proposed mailing list name: BIOSCI-ADMIN

Proposed email addresses:   bioadmin at
                            bioadmin at

Discussion leader:          David Kristofferson
                            BIOSCI/bionet Manager
                            biosci-help at

Newsgroup charter:

The BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin newsgroup is intended to provide a focal
point for discussions relating to the BIOSCI/bionet newsgroup
hierarchy and its administration.  In particular, it will replace
BIOFORUM/bionet.general as the forum for the discussion of new
newsgroup proposals.  Newsgroup CFD's will continue to be posted to
BIONEWS/bionet.announce and BIOFORUM/bionet.general, but will contain
lines to redirect follow-ups and replies to BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin.
CFV's will be posted to all three newsgroups.

Currently, discussion of issues such as newsgroup naming and problems
with news and mail propagation are intermixed with miscellaneous
discussions of biological topics in BIOFORUM/bionet.general.  As a
result of previous discussion in that forum, it seems desirable to
move the administrative discussions out of a group whose charter is

In addition, Usenet administrators who do not ordinarily read the
bionet newsgroups, but who are nonetheless charged with propagating
them, have expressed dismay at having to filter through the
bionet.general traffic to find information about new newsgroups.

The bionet.admin newsgroup will not be moderated.  The discussion
leader will be Dr. David Kristofferson.

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