If one wanted to cite a posting I would suggest a format which
includes the name and e-mail address of the person posting the
message, the Subject: line of the message, the newsgroup name, and the
date/time stamp. If one really wants to become fanatical, note that
each message has a unique message id line.
(yours was: Message-Id: <9112171614.AA22659 at genbank.bio.net> )
This latter info is not much use to humans though. I would not
advocate using article numbers from your newsreader because this
varies from site to site. An example reference for your posting would
Forsdyke, Donald R. (FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA), "Reorganization:
implication for electronic journal." USENET/bionet.general, 17 Dec 91
Hope this helps. Just writing it down in that format gives it a bit
more authority, doesn't it 8-)?! One could also potentially have
priority fights get down to the second, too (what fun).