Looking for articles on Cell Biology
ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Wed Feb 15 07:51:36 EST 1995
> From: houlihan at epix.net (Jerry Houlihan)
> Subject: Re: Looking for articles on Cell Biology
> kevo at astro.ocis.temple.edu (KevO) wrote:
> >Ben26 (ben26 at aol.com) wrote in article
<3hokji$64c at newsbf02.news.aol.com>:
> >:>Seems to me that the original poster's message was certainly
applicable to> >:>this newsgroup.
> >[much stuff deleted]
> > Well, I must say that the original post is TOO GENERAL!!! Just
> >having a question asking for articles on Cell Biology is not
proper for> >this group, I feel!
Seconded. But maybe I said it first...
> A broad question demands a broad answer.....that's all I was
Too broad a question for this forum, I reiterate. A LITTLE prior
reading would have obviated the need for such a general - and to my
mind, unfocussed - question. And if my puppy hadn't woken me up so
early I probably could have said it more politely. But I would have
said it anyway.
> I got a nasty, patronizing reply from some stuffy Doctor at
biology department telling me not to clog up his important newgroup
with broad> questions.
Mea culpa, mea culpa... But I really don't think - if we are
getting into nature of replies here - that:
"Yes. In the library. This is in fact a serious group, devoted to
the DISCUSSION of microbiology, not an information bureau."
is REALLY that bad. A tad admonishing, perhaps. Not worth the
diatribe about US ownership of the Net I got back.
> (I wonder if he flamed the people who started the 'Is Microbiology
No. That was about MICROBIOLOGY, you see!
> This person then proceded to take our email discussion to this
public forum where he must have known I would have to respond.
> Now there are several unrelated questions that everyone else has
to see and skip over.
So maybe we both need to learn some Netiquette, Jerry. And this IS
a specific forum; there is also sci.bio.microbiology for the less
seriously minded B-)
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