[BiO BB] Re: BiO_Bulletin_Board digest, Vol 1 #496 - 4 msgs
dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk
Tue Aug 19 05:29:35 EDT 2003
Yup, but in all honesty I have found that they
either are not interested, not capable or too
buisy to answer my questions.
Compared to pdb-l the speed/quality of response
Dumb questions to pdb-l get answered by the hordes
of willing subscribers, and advanced questions get
the attention of the experts lurking on the mailing
list. I have rarely had a question go unanswered,
and the quality of the answer is usually very high.
Goes to show the power of open source over corperate
solutions if you ask me. If the mailing list worked
well (i.e. became popular) the team at the ncbi
would be out of a job.
I would like to point out how grateful I am for the
help they have provided me, however, it just dosn't
compare to help from 'people in the same boat'.
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Eitan Rubin wrote:
> Regarding the Blast mailing list. Who would answer all the questions?
> NCBI's people are *payed* for that - we're not.
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: RE: [blast-help] filtering?
> > From: "Cooper, Peter (NIH/NLM/NCBI)" <cooper at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>
> > Date: Sat, August 16, 2003 2:18 pm
> > To: "'Dan Bolser'" <dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk>
> > Cc: "'blast-help at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov'" <blast-help at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>
> > Hello,
> > ....[snip]
> > Thanks for your suggestion about the mailing list. We would not be
> interested in
> > maintaining it though. We're paid to answer questions about BLAST, dumb or
> > otherwise.
> > We don't have a searchable archive of blast-help questions. We can't
> provide this
> > becuase of privacy issues.
> > Peter
> > ----------------------
> > Peter Cooper, Ph.D.
> > NCBI / NLM
> > Building 38A, 3S310
> > 8600 Rockville Pike
> > Bethesda, MD 20894
> > p: 301.435.5951
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Bolser [mailto:dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk]
> > Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 5:53 AM
> > To: blast-help at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
> > Subject: [blast-help] filtering?
> > Hello, what filtering params are sugessted for a database / database
> > Could you set up a mailing list on source forge to stop dumb questions
> like this?
> > I would be happy to do it.
> > Where are messages to blast-help archived?
> > Thanks for a answer to any of the above.
> BiO_Bulletin_Board maillist - BiO_Bulletin_Board at bioinformatics.org
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