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Re: VMs: Suggestions for keywords...?

Hi Rene,

At 09:50 06/01/03 -0800, Rene Zandbergen wrote:
For me (but I'm only one prospective user out
of many hundreds) it would be sufficient if
'threads' are linked in the usual manner,
and there is a search mechanism as described above.

Searching for information on the VMS can be extremely frustrating: - multiple spellings of names (English, Latinised, Arabic, pseudonyms, etc) - inability to correct incorrect/outdated information - etc

Searching Usenet archives on the Web can also be quite awkward:
- can often get 1000+ hits, which isn't much better than none
- hits not arranged (or folded) by thread/name/year

With the VMS' huge mailing list archives, all these basic structural problems (of the Internet) are suddenly going to become quickly apparent: in short, nobody really knows how to manage large amounts of fluid (yet relevant) data... yet that is exactly what we'll be dealing with shortly.

Unless I find a way of searching the archives online that works pretty much as well as grep, I ain't gonna go online to search.... which would, I think, be a poor recommendation for our efforts. :-(

FWIW, I'm trying to devise ways of resolving all these kinds of problems, so please forgive me if I seem a little ahead of myself at times. My JavaScript linkifier is just the start - I hope to wrap the summaries/linkpages into some kind of Wiki... lots more to do before I get there, though. :-o

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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