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Creation of bionet.neuroscience FAQ

James Olds olds at helix
Fri Nov 11 08:35:37 EST 1994


matt spitzer (mwspitze at uci.edu) wrote:
: Largely in response to the developing flame war over discussions in
: bionet.neuroscience, I have proposed that we create a FAQ (list of answers
: to frequently asked questions).  A FAQ that contained a.) orienting remarks
: about the purpose of this newsgroup and b.) references to more appropriate
: sources of information for basic questions would go a long way to easing
: tensions between crusty old "serious neuroscientists" and clueless newbies.
: If a FAQ already exists, I suggest we drag it out of the closet and post it
: from time to time.  Any comments?    
Matt....

I was one of the two people that proposed bionet.neuroscience back in 1990.
I suppose I could look around for the original charter of the news group. I
think it is posted anyway routinely in bionet.announcements. That would be
a good place to start with building a FAQ. But generally, I think it's a
very good idea. 
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