[Theforum] Searchable list archives

Beau Hartshorne beau at members.evolt.org
Tue Jun 18 23:17:14 CDT 2002

Has anyone ever propsed putting all of the list archives in a mySQL
database, and providing an interface for anyone to search based on
criteria like:

List (thelist, thesite, thechat, etc)
Message body
Date posted

That way, it'd be easier to find exactly what you want, and you could
find stuff that had been posted in the last few hours instead of 30 days
ago (Google, site:lists.evolt.org).

If it seems feasible (remember, there are thousands and thousands and
thousands of records), and useful, I wouldn't mind trying to do this.
What does everyone think?



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