On Wed, 30 May 2001 12:59:19 -0400
Nick Simicich <njs @
> What is the specific characteristic of your list that requires
> public indexing as opposed to just privately searchable indexes?
Many (~13%) users use Google and other search engines in preference
to my internal (UdmSearch/MnoGoSearch) based search supports. Other
users have external community sites which link to archive pages, or
which implement specialised/special-case search engines for specific
views (in the DB sense) of the archives (cross linking to the
archives is actually very popular -- I've identified a couple
thousand posts which are regularly outside linked). There is a
general perception of the list archives as being the field's library
and historical archive.
In the end I look at it as questions of public record.
J C Lawrence claw @
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