Re: [OT] RFEs -- Better Ways to Search the Archives

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sun Jul 28 2002 - 21:29:56 EDT

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    " Add Link to the Archive before Sending to List Members "

    i like this idea, my only worry might be adding to much delay but
    we already add junk to user mailing list posts anyway and it does not seem
    to cause any problems.
    i think we should also add a link to a page soliciting sponsorship/funding
    at the bottom of every post to the user mailing list.

    People should be encouraged to post summaries of long/important
    threads and add lots of keywords to make them easier to search for.
    Any ways to encourage people to write summary reports would be helpful, in
    fact i hereby request that people ask/tell me to summaries any long
    threads that i start, or that i post in many times.

    Alan Horkan

    PS remember the brain dump i sent last week? i think the mailing list
    archive software could stand to be a bit more flexible, more general data
    should make it easier to find what one is looking for as well as making
    thinks like summary posts and AWN easier.

    On Sat, 20 Jul 2002, Randy Kramer wrote:

    > Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 10:53:36 -0400
    > From: Randy Kramer <>
    > To:
    > Subject: [OT] RFEs -- Better Ways to Search the Archives
    > I'm looking for better ways to search the mail list archives.
    > Please see
    > where I describe the methods I've tried and two suggestions for making
    > searching easier.
    > If you have comments or suggestions, you can respond here or by editing
    > that page.
    > Thanks,
    > Randy Kramer

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