Worm Breeder's Gazette 13(4): 9 (October 1, 1994)
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The College of Wooster, Dept. of Biology, Wooster, OH 44691 An electronic discussion group (or "newsgroup") was recently established for C. elegans researchers as part of BIOSCI/bionet, a collection of biology-related newsgroups available free of charge on the Internet. Intended to complement the existing avenues of informal communication, including the C. elegans Meetings and the Worm Breeder's Gazette, the CELEGANS/bionet.celegans newsgroup allows rapid communication with other C. elegans researchers on a range of topics (see table below for examples). Obviously, the success of this electronic forum depends on broad participation by the C. elegans research community; hopefully at least one member of each research lab will regularly read this newsgroup's postings. You can read and post messages to the newsgroup either by e-mail or with a USENET newsreader (contact your computer system administrator concerning availability and use). Because most newcomers are probably only familiar with e-mail, below I detail how to participate in the newsgroup by this method. However, newsreader software does have several advantages; most importantly newsgroup postings are not mixed in with your personal e-mail. On the other hand, newsreaders are not available at all sites; therefore, as a courtesy to those who must use e-mail, please limit your postings to topics of general interest to C. elegans researchers. Replies to particular messages, if not of general interest, can be sent directly to the original author, who should then post a summary. To subscribe to the newsgroup by e-mail: Send one of the following messages depending on your location (leave the Subject: line blank): o In Europe, Africa, or Central Asia, send the message "SUB bionet-news.bionet.celegans" (don't include quotation marks) to MXT@dl.ac.uk.o In the Americas or the Pacific Rim, send the message "subscribe celegans" (don't include quotation marks) to email@example.com. Instructions on how to unsubscribe depending on your location will be sent to you in reply to your e-mail subscription request. Be sure to save this message for future reference. To post a message by e-mail: In Europe, Africa, and Central Asia, mail your message to firstname.lastname@example.org; in the Americas and the Pacific Rim, mail it to email@example.com. Your message will be automatically distributed to all CELEGANS/bionet.celegans newsgroup participants; all messages are posted in this unmoderated newsgroup, none are screened for content. To review previous postings: All CELEGANS/bionet.celegans postings are saved in electronic archives accessible with Gopher. Start a Gopher session using net.bio.net as your Gopher server and look in the CELEGANS directory. For instructions on searching the archives by keyword using WAIS, refer to the BIOSCI FAQ (available at net.bio.net or by e-mail; see below). Finally, newsgroup users are encouraged to read the BIOSCI Information Sheet for your region and the BIOSCI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list for further information. These are available by ftp and Gopher at net.bio.net (see above) and by e-mail. To receive the BIOSCI Information Sheet by e-mail, send the message "info ukinfo" (if in Europe, Africa, or Central Asia ) or "info usinfo" (if in the Americas or the Pacific Rim) to firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive the BIOSCI FAQ by e-mail, send the message "info faq" to email@example.com. Subject Headings of Some Previous CELEGANS/bionet.celegans Postings worm medium modification Worm Community System Mosaic analysis with ncl-1 Postdoctoral Position Available An Electronic WBG? dissecting scopes C elegans WWW Server TC1 deletion PCR: artifacts cans of worms?