CALL FOR VOTES: G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Wed Oct 12 14:44:35 EST 1994


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

G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r

The only post-CFD modification to the proposal below was to change the
USENET name to fit the group under the prexisting molbio.proteins
hierarchy.

This announcement is also being posted to the 7tms_r mailing list at
net.bio.net.  This marks the deciding point for this prototype BIOSCI
newsgroup.  If it does not pass the vote, it will be shut down.

*** 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

G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r

Proposed USENET name: bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r

Proposed mailing list name: G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR

Proposed mailing addresses: 7tms_r at net.bio.net
                            7tms_r at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leader:
                 
Lee F. Kolakowski, Jr., Ph.D.         Email:
Ina Sue Perlmutter Laboratory	      lfk at receptor.mgh.harvard.edu
Enders Building			      kolakowski at helix.mgh.harvard.edu
Children's Hospital		      kolakows at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115	      Phone or Fax:
				      617-735-7515 (Office)
				      617-735-7515 (Lab)
				      617-730-0422 (Fax)

Charter:

The purpose of G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r
is to function as a forum for discussion for researchers involved in
the cloning, characterization and analysis of members of the
super-family of heptahelical signal transducing receptors which
interact with heterotrimeric G-proteins. Associated topics of
molecular pharmacology, protein structure/function, characterization
of orphan receptors, and other questions or discussions revolving
around these proteins are also germane.  The mailing list will
facilitate exchange of information, protocols, ideas and function as a
forum for discussion.
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Voting is now open on the proposal for
G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r and will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 11 November 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 7TMS_R

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on 7TMS_R

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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