[BioRuby] logo & mailing list
pjotr.public14 at thebird.nl
Sat Oct 30 06:48:40 UTC 2010
Maybe we could add a specialised google search box on the site, or
somewhere, which does the site search?
If it would list, or log, last searches it may even be informative
for what people are looking for. Ignoring privacy concerns ;) Any
Ajax gurus out there?
On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 01:03:56PM +0700, Yannick Wurm wrote:
> 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,
> > --
> > Tomoaki NISHIYAMA
> > Advanced Science Research Center,
> > Kanazawa University,
> > 13-1 Takara-machi,
> > Kanazawa, 920-0934, Japan
> yannick . wurm @ unil . ch
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