[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list

Anthony Ramine <>
Wed Jun 6 14:37:41 CEST 2012


The ">>" link could also be improved by adding the month to the site: URL
and putting the subject in intitle: surrounded with quotes:

	site:http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/ [erlang-questions] -heart question
	site:http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/ intitle:"[erlang-questions] -heart question"

I'm pretty confident it could be an "I'm Feeling Lucky" URL with those
improvements.

Regards,

--
Anthony Ramine


Le 6 juin 2012 à 14:23, Anthony Ramine a écrit :

> Great!
> 
> There is a small typo and an encoding error in the mailto links though:
> 
> * it should be erlang-questions@;
> * the spaces in the subject should be encoded as %20.
> 
> Furthermore, I think you should prepend the subject with "Re: ".
> 
> Thanks for your work, maybe you should publish the code on GitHub for
> further improvements!
> 
> --
> Anthony Ramine
> 
> Le 6 juin 2012 à 13:47, Siddharth Karandikar a écrit :
> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> I have put together a program for this.
>> 
>> This program fetches email archives from erlang-questions and uses
>> information available in email headers to identify unanswered mails.
>> It then generates pages to browse through these mails, view and reply.
>> 
>> This program is currently running on my server. Its currently
>> configured to keep track of mails within last 120 days. I am fetching
>> new content and updating the pages twice a day.
>> 
>> Please have a look - http://178.79.140.33/index.html
>> Comments/suggestions are welcome!
>> 
>> On the side note, Can anyone tell me how frequently does these mail
>> archives get updated? So that I will tune the schedule on my server
>> accordingly.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Siddharth
>> 
>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Tim Watson <> wrote:
>>>> On 01/06/2012 08:22, Joe Armstrong wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I think it would be a good idea if those of us who might qualify as being
>>>>> "knowledgeable persons" could take the trouble to occasionally answer
>>>>> questions from apparent beginners that have not been answered.
>>>>> 
>>>>> After a threshold of say 3 days - then at least *somebody* could attempt
>>>>> an answer so that beginner to Erlang don't feel unloved when they
>>>>> reach to this list.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> It would be easier to do this if there was a some kind of separate feed for
>>>> mail that hasn't been answered in the last 3 days or whatever. Otherwise you
>>>> loose a lot of cycles actually keeping track of who has asked what, and I
>>>> suspect that is the time killer for a lot of people, rather than not having
>>>> time to answer basic questions.
>>>> 
>>>> I have *no idea* about managing mailing list software, so I'm not even sure
>>>> if that idea is feasible.
>>> 
>>> Pretty easy to write an erlang program to do this and run it once a
>>> day with crontab
>>> 
>>> The mails can be obtained programmatically from
>>> 
>>> http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/
>>> 
>>> The rest is 'left as an exercise to the reader'
>>> 
>>> /Joe
>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Of course, some extremely knowledgable and well-known people ask
>>>>> extremely difficult
>>>>> questions here - and zero replies should probably
>>>>> be taken as a sign that "nobody knows the answer"
>>>>> 
>>>>> We could even have volunteers among those who posses the knowledge to
>>>>> answer
>>>>> all unanswered beginners questions.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>> 
>>>>> /Joe
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