Frequently Asked Questions for the Women in Biology Newsgroup

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Frequently Asked Questions

(updated 2000-Oct-18)

What is the women in biology newsgroup?
      This group is dedicated to discussion of issues relevant to
      women in science, and all that entails. In terms of
      appropriate messages, as it says in the charter,
      Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and similar
      postings not germane to the stated purpose of the charter
      will be deleted without comment. Inappropriate messages
      posted in good faith will be returned to the sender where
      feasible. Messages not strictly within the charter but
      likely to be of interest to many subscribers will be
      accepted. Use of the newsgroup for commercial purposes is
      prohibited.

Who can post here?
      Anyone can post. The group welcomes participation by men
      and women at all levels. Please note that we try to
      maintain a civilized level of discourse, even when we
      disagree!

I posted a message, and it never appeared. What do I do?
      This is a recurrent problem. The web page with the
      directory is updated every evening. You should contact the
      bionet personnel (such as Geoff Gibbs, at
      G.Gibbs at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk), if you think a message has gone
      astray (for example, if it hasn't appeared in about 3 days
      on the bionet web site). Fastest responses will be found by
      accessing the group via the web page at
      http://www.bio.net/hypermail/womenbio/current/ rather than
      a local news-server. Bionet has no control over whether
      your local news server is sending your messages or updating
      its newsgroups regularly, so you might need to contact your
      news server's Sys-admin.

I'm looking for a job. Can this group help me?
      Certainly. Participants here have jobs at every level of
      science, and have scads of experience to share with you.
      And if you want to check out a list of jobs, go to bionet's
      job offered board at
      http://www.bio.net/hypermail/biojobs/current/. In the
      current climate, most places are eager to consider women
      applicants, so send that CV out!

Where can I find out more information?
      There are many sources of information on the internet. You
      might start at the women in biology internet launch page,
      at http://pingu.salk.edu/~forsburg/bio.html

There are no messages. Is this group alive?
      Yup! Right now, we are probably busy doing experiments/
      teaching/ writing grants/ being parents/ taking exams/
      reviewing papers/ directing labs/ managing projects/ being
      partners/ looking for jobs/ running our company/ working on
      our dissertations...., and waiting for a new thread to
      catch our eye. So start something!

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