From: Randy Kramer (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 29 2002 - 09:34:03 EDT
Alan Horkan wrote:
> " 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.
Thanks for the response, and I'm glad you like this idea. Unfortunately
it is currently beyond my capabilities to make such a change myself
(which I think would have to be done to the mailing list software, and
because I am interested in more than just AbiWord, would probably be
need to done for several. Maybe someday I'll find a mailing list for a
mailing list program and repeat the suggestion there.
> 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.
Sounds good to me!
> 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.
I agree, and, IMHO, putting them on the TWiki as an FAQ (or even RAQs
(Rarely Asked Questions)) would be a good thing to do.
If anybody wants to contribute any, let me know and I'll try to help
with the simpler infrastructure. (Like making a page like
http://www.abisource.com/twiki/bin/view/Abiword/AbiWordFAQ except for
AbiWordRAQs (if appropriate). Or, we could have things like UAQ (User
Asked Questions), DAQ (Developer Asked Questions), or whatever.
> 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.
I saved it, but I'll have to go look at it again. If that was the same
one that suggested an FAQ, sorry I haven't got that far yet -- if you
have a chance, give it a try yourself.
Aside: If you're not registered, let me (or really, Jesper Skov) know if
you have a problem registering. About two weeks ago a few people had
some trouble registering -- I haven't heard whether a problem was found
and fixed or not.
> On Sat, 20 Jul 2002, Randy Kramer wrote:
> > I'm looking for better ways to search the mail list archives.
> > Please see
> > http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Wikilearn/SearchingMailListArchives
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