Re: Searching Techwr-l archives (Was: Advice on starting out)

Subject: Re: Searching Techwr-l archives (Was: Advice on starting out)
From: INKtopia Admin <admin -at- inktopia -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:10:20 -0500

It appears that I gave the wrong URL for the website. The correct URL is
http://www.techwr-l.com/blogs/inside

al



On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:25 PM, INKtopia Admin <admin -at- inktopia -dot- net> wrote:

> [Note from Al, not Connie]
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
> I wanted to send a quick update on our progress with the archives. Late
> last week, we rolled a change to the site navigation. These changes to the
> main website also dramatically affected the formatting of the archives.
> Rather than reverting back to the old navigation, I just removed the
> references to the archives assuming that I'd get away with it for a couple
> days. :)
>
> I'm pleased to say that 99% of the archives are back and formatted
> reasonably well. There's a few older posts that still present oddly but
> those are mostly summary pages so it shouldn't get in the way of any
> research.
>
> Speaking of research, I've pulled the old search capability and replaced it
> with Bing's embeddable solution. It seems to be working okay but please let
> me know if it gets stuck 'loading'. It did that on me a couple times, but
> stopped after I ceased making changes to the pages.
>
> Many apologies for the radio silence over the last couple weeks. I've been
> heads down with learning the site and my attempts to change it without
> blowing it up.
>
> If you're interested in following the progress of the website development,
> I've created a blog to track our changes and activities:
> www.techwr-l.com/inside. Connie and I plan to occasionally send updates
> on the website to the entire list but these will most likely only occur if
> a) we've hit a milestone in design b) I've blown it up :)
>
>
> take care,
> al
>
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:21 AM, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>wrote:
>
>> I think 'Search this site' operates only on the pages of the Techwr-l
>> site, not the archives of the mailing list. I can't even find the archive
>> search any more (not that I ever had much luck with it).
>>
>> Try using Google Advanced Search to search the archives. Go to:
>> http://www.google.com.au/advanced_search?hl=en
>>
>> Type your search terms in the fields at the top, then enter:
>> Search within a site or domain: techwr-l.com/archives
>>
>> A shortcut is to enter site:techwr-l.com/archives along with your search
>> terms in any Google search field. For example, this will return a couple of
>> hundred hits on starting new jobs and projects:
>>
>> starting new site:techwr-l.com/archives
>>
>> Stuart
>>
>>
>> Joan said:
>> > I browsed through the archives, but the search doesn't seem
>> > to work, because even though there must be lots of threads
>> > on starting out, I've come across a couple by accident,
>> > not through using the search function.
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References:
Searching Techwr-l archives (Was: Advice on starting out): From: Stuart Burnfield
Re: Searching Techwr-l archives (Was: Advice on starting out): From: INKtopia Admin

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