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#426 From: "dennanm"
Date: Thu Aug 8, 2002 4:17 am
Subject: RV Oasis Archives dennanm
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OK you guys. In addition to little stuff like adding/removing
quoting, creating paragraphs and so forth for readability, I am
creating a usable, searchable, sortable archive of this list's posts.
Here are the rules I'm using for archiving:
1. Most quoting is removed or minimally left, has the auto name/
email addresses in the 'so&so wrote' removed, and is put in italics.
2. All 'signatures' are removed except the first intro post.
3. All email addresses are removed.
4. Posters are referred to by a first name and last initial, or
first name/alias only. No complete names, no email, etc. as this is
a public archive, I don't want members getting spammed to death, and
the public only needs a name so they can follow personalities in
reading -- they don't really need to know WHO you are. :-)
I have a few things left to do on it, and I have only so far gotten
like the first 40 posts or so into the database, that I used to test
stuff. I'll try to add more daily so that by the end of the month,
I'll be archiving daily what came the day before.
Try it out (by date, by thread, by author, etc.) and tell me what you
think about it. If you see something you think I should add, or some
format that could be better done differently, please let me know.
The FIRST use of this archive is for US -- so when we want to search
for something, we can. (Yahoo's archiving is a joke!)