2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: AMYLOID/bionet.neuroscience.amyloid

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Wed Mar 22 13:20:13 EST 1995


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

AMYLOID/bionet.neuroscience.amyloid

The only change to the proposal below was a USENET name change from
bionet.molbio.amyloid to bionet.neuroscience.amyloid.

This proposal marks the end of the prototype newsgroup period for the
AMYLOID mailing list.  If this proposal does not garner sufficient
votes, the AMYLOID list will be shut down.  A copy of this message is
being crossposted to the AMYLOID mailing list.

*** 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 AMYLOID/bionet.neuroscience.amyloid

Proposed USENET name:           bionet.neuroscience.amyloid

Proposed mailing list name:     AMYLOID

Proposed e-mail addresses:      amyloid at net.bio.net
                                amyloid at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leader:              David Small
                                david_small at muwayf.unimelb.edu.au

Newsgroup charter:

The aim of the newsgroup is to be a discussion forum for researchers
on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders ( including prion
diseases).  The newsgroup is only intended to be for the use of people
**actively** working in the field of dementia research.  Areas covered
include the biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology of
amyloidogenesis, the epidemiology and clinical features of Alzheimer's
disease, scrapie, CJD etc.

Material which would be welcome for posting includes: 1) the
advertisement of scientific conferences, 2) questions of a technical
or scientific nature.  Postings related to issues of carer support,
ageing (in general, i.e., not dementia related) and advertisement of
commercial products should not be made on this mailing list.
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Voting is open on the proposal for AMYLOID/bionet.neuroscience.amyloid
and will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 5 April 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 AMYLOID

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on AMYLOID

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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