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Bionet.maize passes

Marty Sachs msachs at uiuc.edu
Tue Sep 23 21:52:33 EST 1997

Dear Maize list participants,

The vote in favor of establishing maize as a full-fledged moderated
newsgroup in the bionet domain was over 200 to zero.  This means that if
you read netnews, "bionet.maize" will soon appear as one of your options.
This now gives us a third possible method to choose for participating in
maize discussions and more international exposure.  You can continue to
read postings by e-mail or at our bionet web site at
[http://www.bio.net/hypermail/MAIZE/] or now participate with your favorite

The purpose of moderation is to filter out 'SPAM' or other 'off-topic'
postings.  It will also allow the moderator to deal with 'subscribe' and
'unsubscribe' requests without the general readership seeing these messages.

The charter of our newsgroup is as follows:

Charter for MAIZE/bionet.maize (moderated)

USENET newsgroup name:  bionet.maize

Status:                 Moderated

One line Description:   Research on maize

Moderation address:     bionet-maize at net.bio.net
                        (maize-moderator at net.bio.net
                         is an alias for
                         maize at net.bio.net)

Moderator:              Marty Sachs
                        and Ricardo Salvador (backup moderator)

Mailing list name:      MAIZE

E-mail addresses:       maize at net.bio.net
                        maize at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup Charter: bionet.maize would provide a forum to facilitate
communication and interaction among researchers, educators, students,
producers, specialists, and all others with an interest in maize (Zea mays

Functions of the newsgroup:  Discussion/inquiries would include but not be
limited to the anatomy, breeding, genetics, physiology, biochemistry,
molecular biology, origin/evolution, ethnobotany, germplasm, production and
utilization of maize and will thereby allow more rapid progress in research
involving maize science and corn production.

The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems, old and new
ideas, journal publications, and recent developments in maize research.
The newsgroup will also provide sources of practical advice, methodologies,
answers to frequently asked questions concerning understanding of the
biology and uses of maize and techniques used in maize research, and
availability of unique resources for research with maize (e.g., antibodies,
cDNA clones, primers and gene sequences, DNA libraries, mutants, genetic
stocks and other germplasm, mapping, databases, etc.).

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for announcements of
meetings, conferences, job opportunities, and funding sources of interest
to basic and applied biologists studying maize.

Moderation Policy:  Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and
similar postings not germane to maize will be deleted without comment.
Inappropriate messages posted in good faith will be returned to the sender.
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.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support.

		-Marty Sachs

Marty Sachs
USDA/ARS & Crop Sciences/UIUC    msachs at uiuc.edu [internet]
S108 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.             (217) 244-0864 [phone]
Urbana, IL  61801-4798           (217) 333-6064 [FAX]

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