2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: PEPTIDES/bionet.molecules.peptides

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Mon Aug 14 12:31:05 EST 1995


This is the second and final call for votes on the following proposal
to create the mailing list & newsgroup

PEPTIDES/bionet.molecules.peptides

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** NOTE *** We are often 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 PEPTIDES/bionet.molecules.peptides
     
Proposed USENET name:              bionet.molecules.peptides
     
Proposed mailing list name:        PEPTIDES
     
Proposed e-mail addresses:         peptides at net.bio.net
                                   peptides at daresbury.ac.uk
     
Proposed Discussion leaders:       George Barany
                                   barany at maroon.tc.umn.edu      
     
                                   Patricia Winter Cash      
                                   cash at bms.com
     
                                   S. Russ Lehrman
                                   rlehrman at nexagen.com

Proposed charter:
     
The purpose of PEPTIDES is to serve as an international forum for open 
communication among peptide scientists. Topics such as peptide 
synthesis, purification, analysis, structure, design, biological 
activity, peptidomimetics and other peptide related issues may be 
discussed.  Announcements from the American Peptide Society will be 
posted here.  Other peptide societies are encouraged to post 
announcements as well.  Prospective employers of peptide scientists 
are invited to advertise in this news group.
     
There is currently no clear avenue for posting peptide-related 
questions.  This news group will be distinguished from 
bionet.molbio.proteins in that it will focus on the chemistry and 
biological aspects of peptides.
     
This news group was created with the support of the American Peptide 
Society by the following committe:  Ruth Hogue Angeletti, George 
Barany, Michael S. Breslav, Patricia Winter Cash, S. Russ Lehrman, 
and Janis Dillaha Young.  All peptide scientists are encouraged to 
utilize this news group.  
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Voting on the proposal for PEPTIDES/bionet.molecules.peptides will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 26 August 1995.  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 PEPTIDES

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on PEPTIDES

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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