|Re: I'm sorry I don't remember this|
Message #7 Posted by Ellis Easley on 12 Sept 2002, 1:40 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
I agreed with the idea of adding the Forum archives to the CD's, I likely did say "in bulk" by which I meant just as they are (not to add any more work for Dave). I figure since they are mostly* text, they wouldn't occupy too many megabytes, but I don't know how much it actually is in total.
*When a picture loads automatically, is it always a link to somewhere other than the Forum?
If it's too much altogether, maybe Dave could (1) filter out any post with "Ebay" in the text or (2) just include Tony Duell's and David Smith's and Katie's and a few other's posts! They are usually very concise and informative.
Regardless of whether they go on the CDs or not, I have in mind to put together an FAQ list using links to the Archives for the answers. My idea is that anytime I search the Archives for some reason, I will save the links to useful threads or individual messages (isn't this sort of like the original idea behind Yahoo?)
And on the subject of searching the Archives, I have a suggestion. It would be nice if the default time span was wider, to include the complete Archive. Currently, the default range is Jan. 2000 to Dec. 2000. Every time I use the Archives, I make it Jan. 1990 to Dec. 2002. If the default was Jan. 1999 to Dec. 2007, it would save me a step!