CALL FOR VOTES: BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Mon Nov 7 22:35:08 EST 1994


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

BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin

No changes were made to the charter after the discussion period.

*** NOTE *** We are currently 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 establish BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin

Proposed USENET name:       bionet.admin

Proposed mailing list name: BIOSCI-ADMIN

Proposed email addresses:   bioadmin at net.bio.net
                            bioadmin at daresbury.ac.uk

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

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
biological.

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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Voting is now open on the proposal for BIOSCI-ADMIN/bionet.admin and
will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 7 December 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 BIOADMIN

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on BIOADMIN

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.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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