BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Wed Jul 19 12:34:13 EST 1995

We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,


Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 30 July
on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).  For
those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently,
either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the following
biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 31 July (Newsgroup Discussion leaders -
please note this deadline - if no revisions are received before the
deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish VECTOR-BIOLOGY/bionet.biology.vectors

Proposed USENET name:		bionet.biology.vectors (unmoderated)

Proposed mailing list name:	VECTOR-BIOLOGY

Proposed e-mail addresses:	vect-bio at
                                vect-bio at				
Discussion leaders:

Dennis Knudson, e-mail: dknudson at
Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Colorado State University,
Ft. Collins, CO  80523

Martin Ferguson, e-mail: martinf at
Post. Doc., Dept. of Entomology, Colorado State University,
Ft. Collins, CO  80523


The purpose of the VECTOR-BIOLOGY newsgroup is to provide a
communications forum for biologists, molecular biologists and
parasitologists, entomologists, medical specialists, vector control
professionals and others involved in the research and control of
arthropods which transmit disease to plants and animals.

The newsgroup will be unmoderated.

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