[thesite] Tips Database

Daniel J. Cody djc at starkmedia.com
Thu Jul 26 09:42:10 CDT 2001

awesome stuff!! thanks a million dean and seth

i need to make a couple points though :)

Seth Bienek wrote:

> Well, they're there: all 42,605 of them since 4/9/99

> Todo:
> o Wrap in 'leo' display wrapper
> o Clean up 'view message' layout & address display issues
> o Build display templates for list, thread, date and author sort/view
> o Add to search engine index.
> o Populate thetips database from mesage body fields (dean ;)

check this out:
root at leo:/home/evolt/logs> tail leo.referer.log
http://www.google.com/search?q=SQL+Server+error+1056 -> 
http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20010219/150637.html -> 
-> /archive/Week-of-Mon-20001120/145399.html
http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20010219/150640.html -> 
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=Upgrade+IE4+to+IE5 -> 
-> /archive/Week-of-Mon-20000918/003833.html
http://www.google.com/search?q=Mac+IE5+bug -> 
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22i18n+javascript%22 -> 
http://www.google.com/search?q=alisa+aydin -> 
http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20010115/subject.html -> 

if you can follow that, its the referer log from lists.evolt.org just 
now. 7 google referers are there in the 30 second time span that 
represents..(we got over 100K referers from google last month FWIW)

it would be ideal if we could wrap these new archives in a similar URL 
scheme.. i just don't want people to stop coming to the list archives 
because we change stuff around..

probably the best way to do this is to implement the new archives and at 
the same time, turn the archives from MG off(any new archives from MG 
that is) . we'd need to leave the current archives at 
http://lists.evolt.org/archive/* and perhaps put the new ones in at 
http://lists.evolt.org/thelistarchive/* or something.

anyways, i'll have to think about this a bit more to see what the best 
situation is..

> Proposed features:
> o Link to author profiles (cross-ref by email address?)
> o SSURLS (search engine exposure - yeah, baby.)
> o Any suggestions?

if you guys are good with this, i'd like to import it into the new live 
database ..

it would be nice to have the 'last 5 threads from thelist' back on the 
front page sidebar(it was there for a brief time last winter)

it would also be nice to have the new archives grep for the evolt.org 
cookie, and if you're logged in, a 'reply to this message' box would pop 
up so people could respond to posts on thelist from a web browser(this 
would be nice for those of us that are on the road from time to 
time)..although maybe you could only reply to threads from the last 7 
days or something..

just some ideas :)

more discussion soon i'm sure


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