[gmx-users] RE: optimizing the mailing list
David van der Spoel
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Mon Sep 8 20:17:11 CEST 2008
Vitaly Chaban wrote:
> it's called internet forum... :)
we've had this discussion before.
On a forum many of the hardcore gromacs people (like me) would probably
not respond anymore.
>> 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).
>> "program crash"
>> "force fields"
>> "free energy"
>> "coarse graining"
>> "lipids and detergents"
>> 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.
David van der Spoel, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Molec. Biophys. group, Dept. of Cell & Molec. Biol., Uppsala University.
Box 596, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden. Phone: +46184714205. Fax: +4618511755.
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