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. R~~ On Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 15:29 Lester Caine les...@lsces.co.uk [firebird-support], <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On 11/08/18 08:29, Mark Rotteveel m...@lawinegevaar.nl > [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. > > groups.io 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 > :( > > -- > Lester Caine - G8HFL > ----------------------------- > Contact - https://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact > L.S.Caine Electronic Services - https://lsces.co.uk > EnquirySolve - https://enquirysolve.com/ > Model Engineers Digital Workshop - https://medw.co.uk > Rainbow Digital Media - https://rainbowdigitalmedia.co.uk > >