Re: Cohousing-L Subject Search
From: Meg Palley (
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:27:01 -0700 (MST)
Talked with Rebecca thihs morning.  Her Jeff Hawkins and their three
children will be here for my 85th  birthday next weekend along with 25 other
Palley descendents of Marsh and me.  Yes, Marsh died 18 years ago.

Greg Dunn wrote:

> Fred Olson wrote:
> >>
> Peter Scott developed the amazingly useful subject search for
> cohousing-L.
> <<
> This really *is* nice, and I wasn't aware of it before.
> I especially like Peter's concise guide (placed right before the input
> box) to formulating queries.  Many search engines have complex (e.g.,
> boolean) search capabilities, but you have to read through so much
> documentation to figure them out that I, at least, usually never bother.
> I decided I wanted to see recent notices of units for sale.  It took
> about 30 seconds (having never used his search facility before) to
> figure out that the following query would do it:
>         ("for sale" + 2003) or ("for sale" + 2002)
> Of course, the following would've worked, too, now that I think about
> it, and it's a bit more concise:
>         "for sale" and (2003 or 2002)
> But the point is, it was easy to find *something* that worked, quickly.
> If you're out there listening, Peter:  Nice job!
> Greg Dunn
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