[NAFEX] archives

Scott Williamson swilliamson at acespower.com
Wed Mar 10 10:31:41 EST 2004

It appears to me that the search function does not work at all.  Using the word "the" to search gets no results and there are subjects with that in them as well as message bodies.  I would guess that the ibiblio system doesn't index the information automatically (or at least isn't setup to).  Maybe it can be done from the nafex list admin page manually by the list owners or they might be able to have it automatically create an index but need to change a setting.
Or we can just use Google as Tom said.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lon J. Rombough [mailto:lonrom at hevanet.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:08 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] archives

I have never tried the search feature on the archives.  All I have done is go to 
Go to any month, click on "subject" and get a list of all postings arranged by subject, alphabetically.  It does rely on the posters having stayed with the subject, of course.  Beyond that, we need a good computer person to tell us how to search within the letters, if the "search" feature isn't doing it.
-Lon Rombough

I decided to check out the archives after this discussion started, to see if they have become more useful.  I searched for, among other things, "apple wood", and got no results, even though I had introduced this subject not long ago, and it is in the February archives under the subject "apple wood".
Thhen I did a search for "apple", and got the "no matches found" message again.
If you can't find things when searching the archives, it is quicker to ask the question again than to go through the entire archives looking for your subject.
I think the search function is useless.

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