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[REBOL] Re: [Ann] Mailing list archive - a new home

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 15-Jan-2004 10:12

Thanks to Brett and Jason and Gerard and Pekr for the replies. A couple of comments: Jason:
> can't wait till you add search etc.
This may be halfway usable in a couple of weeks. There's a three-stage "plan": 1. Link to the ML archive from to make this new feature live. I'll do that in the next day or two, assuming I don't get any shop-stopping bug reports. 2. Within a week or two, Google should have found and indexed all the content (we get good service fom Google: new scripts are usually in its index within three days). This'll mean you'll be able to use Google to search the archive.... Example: find individual scripts that contain the words parse and cgi: parse cgi inurl:ml-display-message Example: find threads that contain 'wait but not 'binary wait -binary inurl:ml-display-thread 3. Then put up a find box and use the Google SOAP API to run the queries and display the results in Library look'n'feel. Pekr:
> the question is, if it would not be easier to resubscribe > to escribe? It has common interface, good search, is known etc.
I don't know why escribe stopped taking the list, or if they will restart it (there is a note on their site saying "no new lists" so they may be winding down this side of their business). But even if they do, we have some features they don't: 1. An intelligently alphabetical index of threads 2. Intelligent removal of bottom-quoting and advertising lines -- making it far less of a pain when reading a whole thread (far less unwanted repetition) 3. Generally faster, in my experience. Plus we've got a few ideas for things to make it even better -- I hope they will be rolled out over the next few months. More comments are welcome, please, Sunanda<