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Subject: Re: test messages etc
From: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 12:23:14 -0700
To: Nick Simicich <njs @ scifi . squawk . com>
Cc: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
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On Wed, 30 May 2001 12:59:19 -0400 
Nick Simicich <njs @
 scifi .
 squawk .
 com> wrote:

> 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 @
 kanga .
 nu
---------(*)                          http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/
The pressure to survive and rhetoric may make strange bedfellows



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