Enhancement suggestions.

Bug #954084 reported by Michael Tiernan
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GNU Mailman

Bug Description

While trying to dig through the archives of multiple lists belonging to LOPSA, I realized that the archive interface might be made more useful if it had a set of indexes available.

I think three really.....

1) A simple subject line index from a given moment in time forward and not simply doing it on a monthly basis. Take the "[Thread][Subject][Author]" options that are given for each month archived and make them either yearly or just "forever".

My search for a specific conversation is:
 + Click on the "[Subject]" link for January.
 + scroll down the list looking for something that might be waht I want.
 + Hit back key, go to february and repeat. Over and over and over and over.
 + Repeat this whole process for the past three years.

2) Anyone remember the old "permuted index" in the old AT&T SysV manuals?
Doing this on just the subject lines would make searching *MUCH* easier.

3) Lastly, using the more current view of this sort of thing, a 'keyword cloud' might make it more accessible too.

Thanks for everyone's time and effort!
    << MCT >> Michael C Tiernan.
    Is God a performance artist?

Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
tags: added: mailman3
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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

Mark, are you sure this is a mm3 core issue? For now, I'm marking it low priority since it won't block 3.0 final. I'm also marking it triaged since I'm still not sure it's a bug in the core.

Changed in mailman:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

It's not a core issue. I tagged it mailman3 because I considered it "wishlist" for a MM 3 archiver, and because nothing will be done for this in MM 2.1.

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Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

Cool. We may need to rethink the official tags, but for now 'mailman3' is for core issues. Since I'm trying to triage bugs to figure out what's critical for the final release, I'll remove this tag for now. I'll add an 'archiver' tag for now and then we can decide later whether to make this official or not.

tags: added: archiver
removed: mailman3
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