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|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 08:44:02 -0600 (MDT)|
At present their are 4 ways to search archives of cohousing-L Subject line search: http://nzpp.virtualave.net/coho/ Full text of main archives (CSF): (See notes below) http://csf.colorado.edu/cohousing/glimpse.html Yahoo groups full text search of archives at Yahoo groups http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cohousing-L/messages Subject structured archives http://220.127.116.11/%7Earagon/tcn/struct/contents.html Notes: The Full text search of the main archives at CSF is the most general search facility of cohousing-L archives but it does have a number of limitations. We are exploring alternatives. Usage notes. Getting more hits. One of the main limits is that by default it only returns the hits in the first 100 files and has no link to additional hits. It is possible to get more than hits from 100 files by the following procedure. (I'll use a search for "N Street" (without quotes) as an example. Search the normal way. Then edit the long complicated URL of the result to increase the number in the portion that reads maxfiles=100 In my example the results included 159 hits in 101 files after setting maxfiles=500 I got 362 hits in 231 files Apparently the default when more than one word is entered in the target form is to search for those two words adjacent as typed. There is an AND operator ";" but I think it finds the two words both in some line in the archives. N ; Street gets one more hit having found a line with "street and N St." There is and or operator also "," There is no NOT operator. Generally once a hit is found messages related (same subject or time span) can be found by clicking on the "date" link on the message's page and browsing the message index. Other search engine notes. The Yahoo groups archive search engine is mainly limited by the archive being incomplete (no messages before 1996 and some missing from early 2001). I found no documentation on the message search engine - anyone know details on how it works? The subject structured archive is not a search engine but groups messages in logical categories. It's main limitation is that it only covers mailings from 1993 - 1995 The Subject line search works great, has veratile boolean operaators but of course is limited by the quality of subject lines. I'll put a link to this message on the Cohousing-L "info" page, there is a link to the info page at the bottom of every Cohousing-L message. Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] cohousing.org Minneapolis,MN 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L and Nbhd-tc (Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list) More info: http://www.mtn.org/~fholson/sig-detail.htm _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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