[Cell-biology] BIOSCI/Bionet has a new home

Robert A. Bloodgood rab4m at virginia.edu
Sat Jun 18 10:19:45 EST 2005

Dear BioSci/Bionet person,
   During the last few years, an enormous amount of spam has been funneled 
through the unmoderated Biosci/Bionet newsgroups (in my case especially 
through the cellbiol one. Most of it seemed to come from/through England. 
In an effort to avoid this huge amount of SPAM e-mail coming through the 
cellbiol newsgroup, I tried on several occasions over a couple of years to 
Unsubscribe to this newsgroup (through several methods) but was unable to 
do so and all my e-mails went unanswered.  I strongly urge you to not host 
or maintain any Biosci newsgroup that is not moderated, so that these 
newsgroups are not readily available conduits for the professional spammers.
Robert A. Bloodgood, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

--On Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:40 AM -0500 BIOSCI Administrator 
<biosci at oat.bio.indiana.edu> wrote:

>   Dear CELL-BIOLOGY readers,
>   BIOSCI/Bionet is the long-running Biology news and discussion groups.
>   The management of these groups has been handled ably at MRC/Rosalind
>   Franklin Centre for several years now.  They are turning over
>   management to me, Don Gilbert, at Indiana University Biology
>   department. The MRC/RFC folks deserve our thanks for their devotion to
>   maintaining this useful and unique biology news service.
>   Web access continues at    http://www.bio.net/
>   Find there CELL-BIOLOGY links to Read/Subscribe/Post messages.
>   E-mail postings continue to be through cellbiol @ net.bio.net
>   This is group has no moderator, unlike most other BIOSCI groups. If
>   one or more among you would to like to take on this responsibility
>   of filtering out unwanted postings, please contact me.
>   The new home is at IUBio Archive, iubio.bio.indiana.edu, which I've
>   maintained for over 15 years. The names net.bio.net and www.bio.net,
>   and their related BIOSCI roles continue to work. Please keep using
>   these bio.net addresses, they will continue when the host computer
> changes.
>   There may be some hiccups over the coming weeks as the new BIOSCI home
>   gets a work out.  Please bear with us, and let us know if problems
>   persist longer.
>   Regards, Don Gilbert
>   Biology Dept., Indiana University
>   Bloomington, Indiana, USA  47405
>   BIOSCI help mail:  biosci-help @ net.bio.net
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