Searching the Ubuntu-Users Archive (Was: ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 65, Issue 213)

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Fri Jan 22 17:11:38 UTC 2010

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> The easiest way to search is probably trough the ubuntu-users archive:
> It's updated immediately, so it won't lag a couple of hours behind.

It's quite likely that more than a couple of hours will pass between a
message appearing at the archive and the googlebot happening upon it
and adding it to Google's cache.

That aside, it's not the most natural way of reading the discussion.
Google Groups takes much more advantage of the capability of the
web[0], and it presents the messages in such a way as to make it
relatively easy to follow threads. It's quite bad at branches of
threads, but Mailman's web interface is hardly better in that respect.

[0] Or, perhaps more accurately, Google Groups makes it look like a
webforum, Mailman keeps it looking like a mailing list. 

Avi Greenbury ;)

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