Paul N Hengen pnh at
Thu May 19 17:08:54 EST 1994

 In article <1994May19.081633.1 at>
 dallas at writes:

>> In article <199405151543.IAA28138 at>,
>> kristoff (David Kristofferson) writes:

>> During all of 1993 there were 6187 messages posted to the METHODS
>> newsgroup.  This year, undoubtedly because of the publicity generated
>> by Paul Hengen's TIBS column, the postings are up to 8080 as of this
>> one by just 15 May 1994.  This is about 60 messages per day!!

> Dave, as new netters join, some of the same questions that have been covered
> many times over will be asked again.  This is inevitable.  I know the FAQ is
> available, but new netters will have to wait a month to see it or may not even
> recognize it when it is reposted.  May I suggest that we see an outline of the
> FAQ more often than every 30 days or so.  A list of protocols for items that
> have appeared more than once(10 times?) be shown and a description of how to
> access the FAQ file.  Maybe even a reminder that the FAQ is available might
> help.
> In my company the news treads are held for only 7 days then dumped and I don't
> wish to print the FAQ every month for changes and updates.

New users of BIOSCI/bionet may want to read the "Frequently Asked Questions" or
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biosci at (use plain English for your request). The FAQ is also posted
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following the posting of the BIOSCI information sheet.
The FAQ list for bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts is available by anonymous FTP
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