Lack of Traffic
Dr Kevin O'Donnell
odonnell at sasa.gov.uk
Wed Jan 10 08:38:21 EST 1996
Jerry Litt <jlitt at capecod.net>wrote:
> Does anyone have an opinion as to why there is so little traffic in
> this group? I would have thought that there would be considerable
> interest but, unless I am doing something wrong, see very few
> postings. Should the group "charter" be changed to expand or redirect
> the intention?
Recent figures for bionet.diagnostics posts are:
Oct 1995 38 (a low point)
Jan 1996 20(so far)
This is about the same volume of posts as the bionet RAPD, HIV and
human genome lists, to name three that I looked at in the archives.
We certainly have a lot fewer posts than the materials and methods
group which gets about 1200/month!
While 60-70 posts/month isn't too bad, I would like to see more
posts: a realistic target for the diagnostics list would be about 200/month,
which is the volume of the virology list. I would like to encourage
subscribers and readers to post abstracts of papers, notice of relevant conferences
and so on and to reply to the list as a whole rather than send individual e-mail
in reply to a post.
Kevin (co-discussion leader)
Dr Kevin O'Donnell "Work as if you were in the early days
Diagnostics and Molecular Biology of a better nation"
SASA - Alasdair Gray
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