Worm Breeder's Gazette 13(5): 3a (February 1, 1995)
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Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235-9038. As many of you know, there is a gopher server at the CGC (elegans.cbs.umn.edu) and a World-Wide-Web (WWW) server in my lab in Dallas (http://eatworms.swmed.edu/) devoted to information about C elegans. These servers are heavily used: Server statistics from Nov 7, 1994 to Dec 31, 1994 (55 days) Protocol connections computers regular visiting visitors* gopher 10571 1633 164 WWW 23613 1408 100 both 34184 2873 257 *A regular visitor is defined as a computer that visited on at least three different days during the 55-day period. There are several other C elegans information servers, but they are not included here because I don't have their usage information. The table shows that, although many connections come from net-surfers who visit once and never again (perhaps having expired from boredom), there is a large group of repeat offenders who use the servers over and over. Many, perhaps most, come from C elegans labs. (For instance, wormworld.ucsf.edu and horvitzlab3.mit.edu are pretty obvious.) My point is, if you need to reach the C elegans community, this is a good way to do it. There is an Announcements page on both gopher and WWW. In the 55-day period analyzed it was read 203 times. If you have a job opening or a conference or anything else you'd like worm people to know about, you probably should be advertising there. Announcements can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, and usually appear within a few hours.