[Sca-cooks] Search Techniques
prescotj at telusplanet.net
Fri Oct 5 13:54:12 PDT 2012
I also want my information to be stable and searchable.
The "slowly changing" that I wrote is because some people are either not
joining the email lists at all, or are not posting there, but instead
relying on Facebook (or Google+). Not my choice, just an inconvenient
(for me) change in the world.
I was a member of some old Usenet groups (anyone remember those?), but
then my ISP stopped carrying them, another unfortunate change. There
has been no replacement for those groups.
I have copies of special emails on this list saved from as far back as
At 10:30 AM -0700 10/5/12, lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
> James Prescott / Thorvald wrote:
> [gigantic SNIP]
>> For questions, I'd still use this list, and other SCA lists, rather than
>> Facebook for queries, though that is slowly changing. [more snippage]
> I really do not like Facebook.
> I mean, it's fine for finding out what my friends did yesterday.
> But since old posts disappear into the mists of a few days ago, i
> highly dislike that so many SCA e-lists seem to be migrating there.
> I like real e-mail lists because i can look for old posts that may
> have the answer i want, instead of having to ask the same old
> question over again. I like that i can study the evolution of
> concepts such as chivalry within a certain group of people. I can
> search for names of resources and worked out recipes (again, seeing
> the evolution of interpretation over time) without having to ask
> what they are redundantly.
> I feel similarly about blogs replacing websites. That is, a blog is
> good as a diary. But in many cases, again, old stuff disappears
> into the mists of a few months ago (although that can depend on the
> blog site and the blogiste). I have to hunt for information that
> may not be discoverable, depending on keywords or how the site is
> set up. I guess people don't want to have to update their websites,
> and with a blog all they have to do is write that they've added
> info or changed an interpretation.
> I guess i'm just an old fogey - in wanting some information to be stable.
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