Re: One problem with IAS - Discussion Forums
- Subject: Re: One problem with IAS - Discussion Forums
- From: a san juan <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:26:52 -0700 (PDT)
I think people misunderstood my point here...
I didn't say you couldn't search the past aroid list topics..
what i meant was that from the general google search engine, there does not seem to be a way for general people to find subjects in aroid-l..try it....
this is why i think many people don't even know there is a mailing list, or even an IAS.
Plus, it's a shame that all the past knowledge of in this mailing list cannot be found in google.
I like the mailing list, i'm just wondering if we could make them accessible to google so the genral public can stumble on aroid topics in aroid-l.
--- On Mon, 7/14/08, ExoticRainforest <Steve@ExoticRainforest.com> wrote:
Subject: [Aroid-l] One problem with IAS - Discussion Forums
To: "Discussion of aroids" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, July 14, 2008, 10:31 AM
I've been able to access all the files back through
1996. Part of the trick is when you enter your search term make it brief
and tick off all years unless you know for certain the year the post was
|#6 It's easier to follow the thread of a conversation in
discussion boards, unlike in mailing lists, where the asynchronous,
non-realtime nature of the thing makes it hard sometimes to follow the
thread of a conversation.|
--- On Thu, 7/10/08, a san juan
a san juan <email@example.com>
One problem with IAS - Discussion Forums
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 11:33
|I think one problem with the IAS is that it does not
have an "official" forum or discussion board. People have tried
to start real discussion forums once in awhile (my own board,
the current UBC board) but they all peter out and die sooner or
later (or languish in a state of slow death), mostly because the
regulars on Aroid-L tend to avoid them.|
mailing list is supposed to address this, but one thing I
noticed is that the contents of the archive are NOT available to
google search engine. ALL the enormous content from past times
is thus hidden from potential aroiders. I encountered this when
searching for P. x evansii information. All the hits I got where
from other websites, and I had to directly go to the aroid-l
site and do a second search there. This means that aroiders have
to continuously tell people that there is such a thing as the
IAS and that it DOES have a repository of very useful
information in the Aroid-L archives.
Can we get it so
google can search the aroid-l archives?
As an aside,
other plant groupings have very successful discussion forums,
for example, the Palm Society. The advantage of discussion
forums is (1) The layout is MUCH better than email; (2) Topics
are segregated into useful sections (e.g. Growing tips, General
Discussion, etc); (3) You can upload permanent images into the
threads; (4) It is searchable by google; (5) You can use smilies
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