Women in Biology: a proposal

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone hdvorak at cns.caltech.edu
Fri May 15 11:19:22 EST 1998


In article <35587DBE.FF23DA01 at nospamsalk.edu>, forsburg at nospamsalk.edu says...
>
>12 May 1998
>
>Dear Colleagues:
>The women in biology group has been essentially inactive, presumably
> due to posting problems, for over a month now.  I for one miss
>our community very much.  The problem appears to correlate
>with the activation of the "antispam" software filter at Bionet.  If
>this is indeed the problem (comments, Bionet staffers?), I propose 
>that we delete the filter and go either to  moderation,
>or simply live with the spam.  In any event, if we do not deal with
>this problem, the group will be effectively dead, if it isn't
>already.  
>
>On the other hand, maybe it's part of a vast conspiracy....;-)

I'm usually just a lurker, but here's my 2 cents' worth.  I doubt it's
the filter per se that's reduced this group's activity rate.  I think that
when people were having trouble posting, they gave up for a while, and
all we need is some new threads going to draw people back in.  Most 
people don't start discussions, but are more likely to respond to 
someone else's comments.

As I understand it, some of us access this group with a newsreader,
others receive it as a mailing list, right?  I guess the mailing list
folks don't get any reminder of this group's existence if no one is
submitting anything.  I guess someone just has to get the ball rolling!

- Hannah Dvorak-Carbone






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