A place for discussion of the potential adoption of a binomial nomenclature system for virus species names.
can I just say that this has to be one of the stupidest ways to get the opinion of the virology community....there are 8, yes a lowly 8 subscribers on here
But also note that there have been 1,991 views. Subscribing simply means that you get an email when a new post appears. You can view this page, or even post a new reply without being a subscriber.
you cant post unless you subscribe
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oooops that what I meant, you have to register
either way, this isn't the best way to engage with the community
I am not sure there is a best way to engage the community. The best we can do is encourage communication in as many ways that makes sense and that provides an opportunity for feedback, and keeps a history of all posts. In that manner, members of the ICTV Executive Committee become aware of the ongoing discussions, can comment as desired, and most importantly, use the community's opinions in determining the final outcome.
an email could be sent out by the major virus journals, with simple poll questions, results gathered and collated, it is what we did for this type of thing, see here https://bsppjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1364-3703.2011.00752.x
Registration is something that we unfortunately have found necessary. Otherwise, you either receive an overwhelming number of spam posts, or you have to have all discussions moderated. Registration seems preferable to moderation.
The poll I've set up as to whether we should use Latin stand at
YES 27.9 %
No 72.1 %
262 votes, 4 days left for poll