Re: Stuff I can't find - ANSWER: USE THE SCOUTS-L SEARCH ENGINE
Ed Henderson (biged@SCOUTER.COM)
Sun, 15 Feb 1998 04:35:17 -0600
Dana & Marian McQuaid (mcquaid@TIAC.NET) posted a problem they were having
with Lost Scouts-L posts. Once I also tried to keep tons of Scouts-L
messages stored on my e-mail software.
BUT NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every single post that has ever been written by any Scouter since Scouts-L
was launched in March of 1990 is conveniently stored and is organized by
Date, Subject, or Author. With the SEARCH feature you can type in any
Keyword and find the posts you want.
Best part yet, you can even set your Scouts-L to NO MAIL and still be a
part of this fantastic forum. Read the messages you want when you want to
without ever filling up another bit of hard drive space or worrying about
loosing a message on your system.
For a complete explanation of how to make Scouts-L work even better for you
visit the Scouter.com's Discussion Archives page at:
Dana further wrote in her post:
>Awhile ago, when my husband loaded a new game, we had hard
>drive troubles and the hard drive had to be wiped. YES, I
>know, backup, backup and backup. That said, could some kind
>Scouter please tell me the URL for all the cool clip-art.
As far as the clip art the McQuaid's were looking for, there are now almost
15,000 Scouting Clip Art Images available for FREE on the Scouter.com web
site. Each image is stored three ways:
* A Gif for making great web pages
* Formats for the Macintosh Platform Computers
* Formats for all IBM / DOS platforms
To get to the web site visit the Scouter.com web site at:
The bottom point of the compass has the ever popular LOGGER font and tons
of graphics all sorted and organized for easy retrieval. The clip art has
been put there by members of the U.S. Scouting Service Project. From the
Scouter.com Internet Compass you will go to the FTP site at:
If you don't want the hassle of downloading all of those files they are
also conveniently available on CD-ROM.
>Also, I think it was last month in Scouts-L had a list of
>great questions for Boards of Review. Yup, can't find that
>either. Right about now, I figure I am lucky I know where
>my glasses are...come to think of it, where are they?!
If you know the post you are looking for was in January 1998 here is all
you need to do..
Go to http://www.scouter.com/
Click on the Scouter's Internet Compass
Click on DISCUSSION LISTS
Select: Discussion Archives @Scouter On-Line searchable archives
Click on January 1998
The default is that all of the messages that month would be organized by
Subject, but you can arrange it by Author or Date. A quick find and we see
four posts about Board of Review Questions. The two you were probably
thinking about were:
A post by H Arden Tohill (H.Arden.Tohill@LERC.NASA.GOV)
Here he refer's to Gary Hendra's MacScouter web site for Boards of Reviews at:
There was another excellent post that directly answered the question and
provided a dozen great questions to ask at the Board of Review by Andrew
Hagemann (hagemann@VISI.NET) his post can be found at:
THIS IS SO SIMPLE! I decided to answer this on the list so everyone who is
not already familiar with these powerful tools might take advantage of them.
Here's to Great Scouting on the Internet!!!
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