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Subject: Re: [boost] Mail List Migration - Update
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-17 00:43:42

On 17/02/2017 13:18, Mateusz Loskot via Boost wrote:
> On 17 February 2017 at 01:15, Gavin Lambert via Boost
>> [4] works for me.
>> (I'm reading and posting through the gmane NNTP gateway, so it's not down,
>> just different. I note however that the permalink for your own post [5] is
>> not currently accessible but I assume that's a function of archival time.)
>> [4]
>> [5]
> Thanks for correcting me.
> IMHO, still, thirdparty archives are too easy volatile.

It's going to end up being a function of how someone found the post, though.

While browsing recent posts via the gmane gateway, I can instantly get
the gmane archive URL from the message headers. I cannot, however, find
the URL that way. (It does have a link to the archives,
but not to the specific post.)

I imagine that if direct emails include an archive link (which I doubt,
knowing mailman, but anything's possible) they will similarly (and
understandably) omit URLs for any other archive.

So anyone who wants to post a link to will have to
search to find the message.

Mailman's web interface is still (to put it politely) laughable, and has
no integrated search. Telling Google to search that site doesn't help
much -- even knowing the exact content of the message in [4] it didn't
have any hits and it took several minutes of clicking around (while
knowing the exact date) before I finally found [6].

Perhaps there's a way of making Mailman include more useful archive
links in its headers? That would solve two of three problems.


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