In principal I like your idea of a Firebird powered archive of Firebird
related emails.

I don't have energy to contribute to that much as I like it though.


On Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 15:29 Lester Caine
[firebird-support], <> wrote:

> On 11/08/18 08:29, Mark Rotteveel
> [firebird-support] wrote:
> >> Another concern is the consideration of moving the current forum's data
> >> into a new forum's format.
> > Migrating the archive to a new platform is in my opinion not a
> > requirement. We will however need to preserve that archive in some form..
> > That way, old discussions etc can still be found in search engines like
> > Google.
> offers a transfer service but since they charge based on the
> volume of material, the question is if large projects transferring in
> would hit the chargeable bands quickly. But even moving messages messes
> up the current indexing on google and bing.
> Personally I'm not bothered by the search engines as they have not been
> producing sensible results for a long time UNLESS you already know the
> right questions to ask ... which normally means you know the answer
> already. I run searches locally on my email archive and at least have
> the option to tidy that where we have poor material from the past.
> Stripping poor quoting and leaving the useful material. Something that
> the search engines can't help with.
> The problem these days is that differing opinions are driving many
> areas, and things seem to change daily affecting things one has been
> doing for a long time. I'm stuck with using Thunderbird simply because
> it can handle the 20+ years of history, although it has been through
> stages when newbies tried to kill off the archival side as 'pointless'.
> YES 99% of the material will probably never be accessed again and I
> should perhaps wipe it, but I'm still dealing with clients who I first
> spoke to in the 80's and their messages are still relevant today and
> while I probably only access a few times a year, it's nice to be able to!
> I've said this before but still nothing has changed. It would be nice if
> there was a Firebird powered framework that handled this email traffic
> and linked it with other views of the material. Then the website could
> provide a tidy access to the whole of the archive. It's what I've been
> trying to achieve with my own framework since I switched from C++ to
> PHP, but all the time spent trying to keep up with at times unnecessary
> changes to the rest of the infrastructure has prevented it happening
> YET. Latest problem, Plasma/KDE/Linux was working fine last week, today
> something is leaking memory related to something called 'Baloo' and my
> 30Gb of free memory disappears and the desktop becomes unusable. It's
> just happened again while typing this ... so more time to be wasted again
> :(
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> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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