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Kevin O'Donnells quest

Steve Firth filter at firthcom.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 1 10:14:03 EST 1995

In article <951101085737_100416.735_BHG66-1 at CompuServe.COM>,
100416.735 at COMPUSERVE.COM (The Diagnostics Club) wrote:

>I agree with Kevin's comments about the lack of postings.

Me too.

I found that the diagnostics mail list was more informative and had a
higher volume of interest than bionet.diagnostics, perhaps the more
intimate nature of mail and the fact that it arrives rather than having to
be searched for makes the difference. Some of my clients in the diagnostics
industry only have mail access, which could help to explaing why the
newsgroup is so quiet.

I also believe that it is the restriction placed on commercial posts that
keeps bionet.diagnostics so quiet. I don't wish to see advertising, but I
would like to exchange general commercial information (looking for
materials, requests for researchers to participate in assay development
projects etc.) which I understand from a conversation with the
bionet.general moderator is banned from all bionet groups.

Perhaps there would be more interest in a diagnostics newsgroup within the
biz hierarchy?

Stephen Firth, Firth Consulting
Support Services for Biotechnology and Diagnostics
tel: +44 1962 771 313

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