[AG-TECH] AG Developers mailing list available

Adam Taylor accessgrid at ulm.edu
Thu May 26 09:22:20 CDT 2005

I have to agree with Darran.  The nice thing about a portal/forum situation
is that you don't have 15 coppies of the same reply.  As an example, this
topic alone have had responces with one or two line reply remarks but
included the same content as the last two emails on this same content.

Another feature that is better in a portal/forum situation is the ability to
search topic threads instead of the message bodies like on the
accessgrid.org website.  As an example, I went to accessgrid.org and did a
searched for "AG Developers mailing list available".  I got 139 matches and
most of it is not what I was looking for in the first place.  Ex.

[AG-TECH] [Fwd: [agdp-announce] New AGDP Document: Access Grid
OperationalGuide for Linux

Was one of the many documents that I came up with.  I tried +'s before each
word, "..." between the fraises and nothing would let me trim down the list
from 139.  I just got a lot more junk in my search then if I could of just
searched the topic thread alone, like you can in a portal/forum situation.

As for the email people out there.  Most forums out on the internet will
send you an email when new topics or replys have been written and give you a
link to go straight to that topic instead of having the navigate the site
every time.

Here is an example of what I would consider one of the best forum/BB type
systems on the net.  http://www.iboats.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi
You don't have to sign up to search and look around so feel free.  Also it
sorts the topics by date or last reply, not creation.  So if a topic such as
this is, is going strong then it will stay at the top for a while.

Another one that I consider one of the best is the gentoo support forum.  I
know the ANL guys have seen that one. :-)

Well......my two cents anyways.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf
Of Thomas D. Uram
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 8:26 AM
To: Darran Edmundson
Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] AG Developers mailing list available

There are archives of ag-tech (and ag-dev) available online, and they are
searchable from
the accessgrid.org site, so this solution exists now.  Over time, as
transitions to a community-run portal site, it would make sense for the
lists to be
archived there and be searchable.  They are, after all, community resources.


On 05/26/05 07:05, Darran Edmundson wrote:
> If Tom and crew are amenable, I'd be interested in pursuing a means  of
> archiving
> ag-tech an ag-dev within the portal.  Not a gateway, just a really  nice
> searchable
> archive of acrued knowledge.  (I've already got a lot of the code  lying
> around as
> part of an OpenSceneGraph knowledge base system underway.)

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