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Re: google search postings

Craig Markwardt wrote:
> Reimar Bauer <r.bauer@fz-juelich.de> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > did someone have more experience with this newsgroup search machine.
> > In the past I have often used dejanews. Are there differences between
> > booth.
> >
> > http://groups.google.com/groups?as_q=plot&as_ugroup=comp.lang.idl-pvwave
> I have a related question.  For the past few months I have been
> hosting a (partial) archive of the newsgroup on my web pages.  Now
> that Google is back on line with archives, much of the reason for my
> own archive have evaporated.  On the balance, Google is more complete
> and easier to use.  Also my archive won't continue to scale up into
> the future.
> Question: are there any objections to my taking down the page?  Or,
> some way to make it "better" than Google in some way?  [ I almost
> prefer to take down the page vs. mothballing it.  Right now I get a
> lot of pretty superfluous Google hits. ]

Dear Craig,

I do not very often search by the google search or your archive. I
spent a few minutes per day reading this newsgroup articles and
I am able to help someone. The most interesting things I have stored 
to a local mail folder. The oldest one is from David Fanning followed by
Phil Williams in 1996. In the past and till now I have stored these
mails myself because I am not sure if deja or google will stay alive all 
the time I plan working with idl. 

Someone else who is not regulary reading this famous newsgroup or an
idl beginners needs each help he or she can get. If someone has a
he or she can search a big library of questions and answers and I
a lot of people are interested in reading archives. 

As David did preparing requests into tips is very useful for all of us.
This is the right way to organize an archive but it takes a lot of time.
And this is the answer of your question too. 

I will not demand that's you have to organize your archive in this way
until I am myself are able to do the same.

best wishes


Reimar Bauer 

Institut fuer Stratosphaerische Chemie (ICG-1)
Forschungszentrum Juelich
email: R.Bauer@fz-juelich.de
a IDL library at ForschungsZentrum Juelich


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