Talk:Bioinformatics Discussion Group

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I think this would be very useful. One tip is that you should maybe rename the group something like the "Bioiinformatics Discussion Group", to make clearer the purpose of the group. I think there would be people that were pretty excited by this. --Sri Kosuri 12:07, 7 Nov 2005 (EST)

At Wikiomics since today we encourage people to ask questions, this what I call a wikiforum. These questions should be practical questions regarding bioinformatics and should eventually result into clean tutorials. I have the feeling that OWW is more lab-oriented or project-oriented than Wikiomics. Also there is this name "Openwetware" that I don't really understand. Does it mean anything? Usually the "wet" part is a bioinformatician repellent :-) --MartinJambon 19:38, 19 December 2005 (EST)

  • The word "bioinformatics" repels a lot of bench scientists. Arguably, we both need each other these days. Why can't we all just get along? ;)
    • OWW is whatever we make it. A discussion may work well here, too.
    • The term openwetware is largely "borrowed" from MIT's opencourseware. It sounded good at the time. and fit in with the spirit of this wiki. In the end, you can't please everyone.--Kathleen 20:25, 19 December 2005 (EST)
Wikiomics is a bioinformatics howto, and you can also place questions without answers - that's what I like to call a wikiforum. Both beginner and expert questions are welcome, and readers can choose to watch only what is important to them. For lab pages, project pages or protocols that are detail-sensitive I will redirect people to OWW. --MartinJambon 13:53, 21 December 2005 (EST)