[REBOL] Re: Google Group (was: Why not forget about AltMe)
From: volker:nitsch:gma:il at: 6-Jan-2005 18:28
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 10:21:46 EST, SunandaDH-aol.com <SunandaDH-aol.com> wrote:
> > The checkboxes as moderator look a bit different.
> > This should be possible:
> Thanks again. Definitely more flexible from the inside.
> The biggest remaining problem I see is that GoogleGroups postings are only
> returned in Google search results if someone has explicitly clicked the "groups"
Glad you have this opinion! :)
Carl mentioned that too ( i admit i obverlooked it).
And everyone on altme suggested a second web-list. Like the one on
rebol.org for old ml. So google would index it.
And as you are the expert for such things.. would you? Would be great! :)
(Oh, seeing some other mails here suggesting it, hi all! :)
> Be honest, how many of us do that regularly when looking for information?
> usenet is 95% a waste of time, so it's almost not worth looking at.
> And, related to that only Google has a full index of usenet -- other search
> engines do not.
> If Google powers 60% of all searches (and assuming that number stays as high)
> then 40% of all searches will fail to find the group at all. And only a tiny
> minority of all other searches (those where someone clicks the Google Groups
> link) have a chance of finding the group.
> That's almost as invisible/exclusive as an Altme World. A big step backwards
> from the ML,
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