[gmx-users] RE: optimizing the mailing list

Vitaly Chaban chaban at univer.kharkov.ua
Mon Sep 8 19:50:46 CEST 2008

it's called internet forum... :)

> I suggest that we consider ways in which the mailing list can be
> optimized. My initial thought is to allow submitters to flag messages  
> as belonging to some particular topic(s).
> e.g.
> "program crash"
> "force fields"
> "protein"
> "free energy"
> "coarse graining"
> "lipids and detergents"
> "unknown"
> etc.
> Since the submission is by regular email and hence there is no  
> possibility of introducing a radio box with topic options, this could  
> be implemented by allowing any user to define the topic to which a  
> particular message belongs. Ideally, the submitter would go to the  
> website after submission and set the topic of their own submission.
> If the archives then allowed a user to view only a particular topic,  
> then this would offer an alternative to the search tool, and also a  
> link to such a topical list could be posted in the relevant pages on  
> the wiki.
> I realize that the actual coding of such an interface may not be  
> available at this time. But I suspect that somebody on this list knows  
> some type of useful optimizations that are possible at this time.
> Chris.

Vitaly V. Chaban
School of Chemistry
National University of Kharkiv
Svoboda sq.,4, Kharkiv 61077, Ukraine
email: chaban at univer.kharkov.ua
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