Re: Help with archives
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:07:23 -0400
Your idea is similar to something that Gary Hendra and I were considering
for the USSSPP FTP site; e.g., extracts of materials from Scouts-L
organized by subject matter. If you go to
ftp1.usscouts.org/usscouts/ScoutDocuments you will find a list of topics
where Scouting information in text form is stored. One subdirectory has
been set aside for topics from Scouts-L. If you go to that subdirectory,
you will find about 85 topics that have been discussed on Scouts-L. Many
more will be added later after the site moves to ftp1.scouter.org/usscouts.
These 85 topic files and the ones to be added later are ones that I started
when I first subscribed to Scouts-L. Essentially I started a Word for
Windows Document and named it by subject. Anything of interest to me, I
added to that document after stripping much of the header information.
Some documents run up to 200 pages others are only a few. I had been
keeping these documents for a personal reference and as a consequence,
the information in the files is neither a complete record of postings on a
topic nor a full range of opinions. It is just what I thought would be
helpful to me later. You will also find that the files are a little
heavy with my own postings - again because this started as a personal
reference tool. So please be indulgent with that. As imperfect as these
files are, they may serve to relay useful information and may be downloaded.
You will find material from recent discussions as well as things from
long ago. As you look at the material you will note that the dates of
most postings are intact. You can use these dates to capture a week or
so on both sides of a posting from the Scouts-L archive to get all of the
discussions relted to that topic.
Speaking for myself only in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Dep. Dist. Commissioner-Training, G.W.Dist., NCAC, BSA (Virginia)
U.S.Scouting Service Project FTP Site Administrator (PC Area)
ftp1.scouter.org/usscouts; e-mail: email@example.com
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City