PRENATAL-DIAGNOSTICS/bionet.diagnostics.prenatal is ready!

BIOSCI Administrator biohelp at net.bio.net
Wed Apr 26 21:20:18 EST 1995


The PRENATAL-DIAGNOSTICS/bionet.diagnostics.prenatal newsgroup is
ready for operation.  Please save these usage instructions for future
reference!!

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new USENET groups!!!  If you do not see bionet.diagnostics.prenatal in your
newsreader within another day or two, ask your news system
administrator to act on our "newgroup" message to enable the group at
your site.  We have already done several tests and are certain that
the group is currently propagating around the network.  If he/she can
not find the newsgroup message, have them retrieve the bionet
checkgroups message from the anonymous FTP area on net.bio.net in
pub/BIOSCI/doc/bionet-checkgroups-msg.  This file contains the latest
list of bionet USENET newsgroups and can be used to update your bionet
distribution.  If the newgroup did not arrive at your site, it may
also be necessary for your news administrator to contact the upstream
computer site providing you with your newsfeed and determine if they
acted on the newgroup message.

Subscribing to this group:
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IF YOU USE USENET NEWS: you need do nothing other than participate in
bionet.diagnostics.prenatal when it appears in your newsreader.  Depending
upon your news software, this may entail you having to answer a prompt
indicating that you want to subscribe.  You might also try the command
"g bionet.diagnostics.prenatal" in rn-like newsreaders.

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be sure that you are sending mail from the address at which you wish
to receive news postings, and then send
the command

SUB bionet-news.bionet.diagnostics.prenatal

to MXT at dl.ac.uk.  This message will be automatically read by the
computer and your e-mail address will be extracted from the mail
header and added to the list.


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Leave the Subject: line of the message blank and enter the following
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This message will be automatically read by our computer and your
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Canceling your subscription:
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that you are sending mail from the address at which you signed up to
receive news postings, and then send the command (in the body of your
mail message)

UNSUB bionet-news.bionet.diagnostics.prenatal

to MXT at dl.ac.uk.  This message will be automatically read by the
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header and removed from the list.

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE AMERICAS OR THE PACIFIC RIM: send a message
to biosci-server at net.bio.net exactly as described above for
subscribing except include the text

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in the body of the message.  Please be sure to send the message from
the account whose address matches the one on the list.  If your
address differs, we will be notified automatically and will remove you
manually from the list if we can determine what was your old address.
Please contact biosci-help at net.bio.net if you have problems.


IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM:
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Please send a message to one of the following addresses depending upon
your location

Address                              Location
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and someone on the staff will help you.  PLEASE DO NOT send mail to
our personal e-mail addresses as this will delay a response to your
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How to post a message to the group:
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If you use news, simply post a message into
bionet.diagnostics.prenatal.  Be sure to set your "distribution" to
world or else the message might not leave your site!!

To post by e-mail, mail your message to one of the following addresses
depending upon your location:

Posting Address                      Location
---------------                      --------
prenatal at daresbury.ac.uk              Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
prenatal at net.bio.net                  Americas and the Pacific Rim

and your message will be distributed automatically to everyone on the
list and the USENET newsgroup.  There is no editorial intervention.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS TO THE POSTING ADDRESSES as
you will bother everyone on the newsgroup!!!


How to reply to a message on the group:
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If you are using a newsreader, simply use the reply or follow-up
command on your newsreader (these vary from program to program) to
send either private or public replies.

If you are using e-mail, replies to messages that you receive will
*NOT* be automatically returned to the group.  This is the standard
for Internet mailing lists as opposed to BITNET LISTSERVs which often
send all replies back to everyone.  You must be certain that your
reply contains either of the two newsgroup posting addresses above in
your message header if you want to share it with everyone on the
group.  Otherwise in most cases your reply may go back to only the
original poster of the message to which you are replying.

ALWAYS be certain that you examine the address on your messages before
you send them!!!  Once a message is sent there is no way to cancel it
or bring it back!!!  Some non-Internet compliant mail systems may
attempt to send replies to our error-trapping address called
BIOSCI-REQUEST.  If yours does this, please be sure to readdress your
message to prenatal at net.bio.net or prenatal at daresbury.ac.uk if you want
to send it to the newsgroup.


How to look at archives of the list:
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The BIOSCI archives and other BIOSCI information can be found on our
WWW home page at URL http://www.bio.net/.  Easy access from the WWW
home page to our FTP/gopher area is available for information
retrieval.

Archives for PRENATAL-DIAGNOSTICS/bionet.diagnostics.prenatal are kept
in the anonymous FTP account at net.bio.net [134.172.2.69].  Look in
the directory pub/BIOSCI/PRENATAL-DIAGNOSTICS for posting archives.
Each file is assigned a date such as 9312 for December 1993.  Please
note that ours is a UNIX system and all file and directory names are
case-sensitive, i.e., upper case file names are different from lower
case names.

You can also access these same files via Gopher if you start a gopher
session using net.bio.net as your gopher server.  Gopher also allows
you to view the individual messages within each monthly archive file.
The files are in the PRENATAL-DIAGNOSTICS directory.  Postings to
bionet.diagnostics.prenatal are also WAIS indexed and can be searched via
either gopher or WAIS at our site.  In gopher the option at
net.bio.net is "Search Bionet USENET Articles" and in WAIS one should
use the WAIS source biosci.src.  This is a WAIS index of all
BIOSCI/bionet messages including this newsgroup.  Please see the
BIOSCI FAQ for details.  The FAQ can be requested from
biosci-help at net.bio.net.

Once again, if you have any administrative questions that require
personal assistance, please address them to biosci-help at net.bio.net in
the U.S. or biosci at daresbury.ac.uk in the UK.

Best wishes for a successful newsgroup!

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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