[BioRuby] logo & mailing list

Yannick Wurm yannick.wurm at unil.ch
Sat Oct 30 06:03:56 UTC 2010

Dear Tomoaki-san,

thank you for your reply. 
I think the problem with the google search is first that novice users (biologists that have never programmed before) are unlikely to know about google's "site:" feature. Second, navigating the thread hierarchy is not as user-friendly in the pipermail archives as on a dedicated service. 

This is why when I need something about bioconductor, I systematically go to the gmane bioconductor mirror (http://news.gmane.org/gmane.science.biology.informatics.conductor ).

Having bioruby archived on GMANE would only require filling out the following form: http://gmane.org/subscribe.php . 
I am happy to set it up if nobody is opposed. (FYI, all email addresses remain hidden in obfuscated images)

Thanks & all the best,

On 27 Oct 2010, at 18:50, Tomoaki NISHIYAMA wrote:

> Hi,
>> 	- I could not find a searchable mailing list archive?
>> Is there a reason to not mirror the mailing list on Gmane or another service? (it can be read-only)
> Perhaps just short of human resource to do that.
> Current list archive is in fact indexed by google
> and perhaps other search engines.
> If you want to search the list, for example, "HMMER"
> you can ask google like:
> HMMER site:http://lists.open-bio.org/pipermail/bioruby
> So, there is little incentive to setup a dedicated search system.
> If you are not decided to search only that mailing list,
> a simpler query like:
> HMMER bioruby
> works to search a broader information and usually returns
> some good information if present.
> Best wishes,
> -- 
> Advanced Science Research Center,
> Kanazawa University,
> 13-1 Takara-machi,
> Kanazawa, 920-0934, Japan

          yannick . wurm @ unil . ch
Ant Genomics, Ecology & Evolution @ Lausanne

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