[Bioclusters] The Bioclusters Archives (search)

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Wed Apr 26 17:20:46 EDT 2006

Thanks for the tip, Dan.  We were using a phrase in the email signature to 
narrow the search down, but it appears that the sig has changed in the more 
recent version of Mailman.  Plus, many messages don't contain one at all.  We 
just now changed it to use the email address of the list instead.  It seems to 
work better.


Dan Bolser wrote:
> Hi, just a quick note to say the search function here;
> http://bioinformatics.org/pipermail/bioclusters/
> isn't doing a very good job.
> Try entering the term 'reiserfs' into that box, and compare the results 
> to the following alternative syntax of 'Google query';
> http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=reiserfs%20site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fbioinformatics.org%2Fpipermail%2Fbioclusters%2F 
> The latter turns up about 30 specific emails (in related threads), and 
> the former turns up nothing. I can see why this is the case, but not 
> everyone visiting the site will have the idea to try their own 'Google 
> query' in response to a negative search result. Can we fix this? Or add 
> a search box to the info page?
> Cheers,
> Dan.

J.W. Bizzaro
Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. (Bioinformatics.Org)
E-mail: jeff at bioinformatics.org
Phone:  +1 508 890 8600

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