DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea is ready!

BIOSCI Administrator biohelp
Tue Jan 2 14:26:41 EST 1996


The DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea newsgroup is ready for
operation.  This newsgroup is moderated, i.e., all postings are
forwarded to a moderator/editor and are reviewed prior to
distribution.  The newsgroup charter is appended below followed by
detailed usage instructions and information on how to search the
newsgroup archives.  *Please save* this message for future reference
if you intend to participate in this newsgroup.

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Information for DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea  (moderated)

USENET Newsgroup name:      bionet.biology.deepsea

Status:			    Moderated

One Line description:       

		Research in deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology

Moderation address:         bionet-biology-deepsea at net.bio.net
                            (deepsea-moderator at net.bio.net is an alias
                             for the above)

Moderator:                  Andrew Grant McArthur
                            University of Victoria                            

Mailing list name:          DEEPSEA

E-mail posting addresses:   deepsea at net.bio.net
                            deepsea at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup charter:

The DEEPSEA mailing list (hosted by the University of Victoria) has
been in operation for over four years, has a membership exceeding 650
researchers, and has subscriptions from over 35 countries. Frequent
uses of DEEPSEA have included searches for specialist literature or
opinion, specimen exchange, technical discussions, and general
discussions about deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology.
Geologists and oceanographers have been most welcome, but nearly all
of DEEPSEA's subscribers are biologists interested in biological
aspects of the deep-sea.  DEEPSEA is not associated with any
professional society.  I will be leaving the University of Victoria in
the next year so DEEPSEA requires a stable host network and good
archiving systems.  BIONET has these resources.  Additionally, I hope
that the inclusion of DEEPSEA on the USENET will result in additional
subscriptions and discussions.  I agree to continue as moderator once
our mailing list is moved to the BIONET.
 
Andrew Grant McArthur
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada, V8W 2Y2
Telephone: (604) 656-8146
Fax:       (604) 656-8148
Email: amcarthu at uvic.ca
URL: http://darwin.ceh.uvic.ca/people/mcarthur.html
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		    SUBSCRIPTION/USAGE INFORMATION

All BIOSCI/bionet newsgroups are now accessible via the World Wide
Web.  Please go to URL http://www.bio.net, click on the "Access the
BIOSCI/bionet Newsgroups" option, and then click on the
DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea hyperlink.  You can read, reply to,
or post new messages through our Web site if your Web browser is
configured properly to send e-mail.

If you prefer to use your local USENET newsreader, PLEASE NOTE that
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ftp://net.bio.net/pub/BIOSCI/doc/bionet-checkgroups-msg

This file contains the latest list of bionet USENET newsgroups and can
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Subscribing to this group:
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IF YOU USE THE WWW or USENET NEWS (the vastly superior, better
organized, and thus timesaving means of participating in newsgroups as
opposed to archaic e-mail subscriptions!!): you need do nothing other
than participate in bionet.biology.deepsea at our WWW site
http://www.bio.net or when the newsgroup appears in your local
newsreader.  Depending upon your news software, this may entail having
to answer a prompt indicating that you want to subscribe.  You might
also try the command "g bionet.biology.deepsea" in rn-like
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IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE BY EMAIL AND IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN EUROPE,
AFRICA, OR CENTRAL ASIA: please send the word

help

in the body of your message to MXT at dl.ac.uk to retrieve general server
usage instructions.  To subscribe to the DEEPSEA list, first
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.biology.deepsea

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.


IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE BY EMAIL AND IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE
AMERICAS OR THE PACIFIC RIM: log in to the computer account in which
you would like to receive mail (not an account that you use
infrequently) and send a mail message to the Internet address

biosci-server at net.bio.net

Leave the Subject: line of the message blank and enter the following
line into the body of the mail message:

subscribe deepsea


This message will be automatically read by our computer.  Your e-mail
address will be extracted from the mail header and added to the list.


Canceling your e-mail 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.biology.deepsea

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
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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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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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You can read, reply to, or post new messages through our Web site if
your Web browser is configured properly to send e-mail.  Just click on
the appropriate mailto: hypertext links containing the newsgroup
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the moderator for review prior to being distributed.

If you use news, simply post a message into
bionet.biology.deepsea.  Be sure to set your "Distribution:" to
"world" (omit the quotes) 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
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Your message will forwarded to the moderator for review and may or may
not be posted depending upon whether or not your message conforms to
the newsgroup purpose and moderation policy.

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Please use the e-mail server addresses as indicated above.


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If you are using a newsreader, simply use the reply or follow-up
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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
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your message header if you want to share it with everyone on the
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original poster of the message to which you are replying.  Private
messages addressed to the original poster of the message are not
reviewed by the moderator but postings to the newsgroup address will
be.

ALWAYS be certain that you examine the address on your messages before
you send them!!!  Since this is a moderated group, you may be able to
cancel a message sent by mistake if you contact the moderator promptly
before he/she posts the message.  On unmoderated newsgroups, there
would be no way to stop a mistaken message.

Some non-Internet compliant mail systems may attempt to send replies
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this, please be sure to readdress your message to deepsea at net.bio.net or
deepsea 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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Archives for DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea are available on the
World Wide Web at URL http://www.bio.net.  Please look under the
"Access the BIOSCI/bionet Newsgroups" hypertext link and then click on
the DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea hyperlink.  Each monthly archive
directory is assigned a date such as 9509 for September 1995.  You can
read, reply to, or post new messages through our Web site if your Web
browser is configured properly to send e-mail.  Postings to
bionet.biology.deepsea are also indexed and can be searched at
our site.

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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