Subject: Re: searchable list archives?
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 22:49:17 -0400

Forrest J. Cavalier III wrote:
> 
>> Less urgently, results at gmane, nabble and crynwyr don't show up in
>> sitewide searches. Results from the opensource.org mailing lists
>> should show up when I search 'foo site:opensource.org' in google or
>> (ideally) when I use the search tool on opensource.org itself.
> 
> I disagree.
> 
> I expect that finding mailing list results would be noise
> for most searches.  Why?  The signal to noise ratio on the list is
> not the same as the signal to noise ratio on an authored web page.

Then they can be on a lists.opensource.org subdomain.  People that want
just the official site can use site:www.opensource.org, for lists
site:lists.opensource.org, and for everything site:opensource.org .

Matt Flaschen