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    Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

    Mike Whittle wrote:

    >I felt that Dr. Ariel's recent posting was a little too "commercial" for this
    >forum. Does anyone else agree?

    Yes, I agree that this posting was too commercial. Even though
    the information may have been useful, it was not presented in a
    correct way. In the past, I have contacted the originators of
    such postings personally and will also do so in the case of Dr.
    Ariel. This usually solves the problem. I trust that this
    remains an incident and that we don't have to resort to

    I thank Mike Whittle for giving me the opportunity to restate
    Biomch-L policy:
    (1) advertising is not allowed
    (2) moderation of the list is by private communication with
    contributors, not by pre-screening of postings.

    If anyone else has strong opinions on this topic, please mail me
    in private or post to Biomch-L (if appropriate).

    -- Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L moderator

    P.S. The following is from the file BIOMCH-L GUIDE (available from

    4. How and what can I post?

    You can post a message to all subscribers by sending your message to
    commands to this address. You do not have to be a subscriber to post
    something. The following material is suitable for posting to Biomch-L:

    - Conference announcements
    - Job announcements
    - Public discussions on topics of general interest
    - Calls for help
    - Information of general interest
    - 'cross-postings'
    - Replies to any of the above


    One restriction is, that postings of a commercial nature are not
    considered proper use of Bitnet and the academic part of Internet. It
    is difficult to define exactly what a commercial posting is.
    Advertising a product is definitely not appropriate, but if a certain
    product can solve a problem that is being discussed on Biomch-L, it
    makes perfect sense to mention that.