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[REBOL] Re: Google Group (was: Why not forget about AltMe)

From: volker:nitsch:gm:ail at: 6-Jan-2005 18:28

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 10:21:46 EST, <> wrote:
> Volker: > > > 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" > tab.
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 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, > > Sunanda. > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to rebol-request > at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- -Volker Any problem in computer science can be solved with another layer of indirection. But that usually will create another problem. David Wheeler