[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list

Magnus Henoch <>
Wed Jun 6 15:18:27 CEST 2012


Another way to accomplish that: since you have the message id for the question,
you can make a link to mid.gmane.org, like this:

http://mid.gmane.org/CAFVMu-pzwGOQp8JKjKJh_w3L2oF5goGCPCQGopMP8nxGEosCVA%40mail.gmail.com

----- Original Message -----
> 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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> >>>>> 
> >>>>> http://erlang.org/mailman/listinfo/erlang-questions
> >>>> 
> >>>> 
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