[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list

Anthony Ramine <>
Wed Jun 6 17:09:14 CEST 2012


You're welcome!

I made a mistake in my last email, I suggested adding the month in the google search
but didn't do it right in the example:

You already have the months of the mails so you could do this:

	site:http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/ "[erlang-questions] multiple behaviours"
	site:http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2012-May/ "[erlang-questions] multiple behaviours"

--
Anthony Ramine

Le 6 juin 2012 à 15:56, Siddharth Karandikar a écrit :

> Thanks Anthony for quickly pointing out typos and enhancements.
> * it should be erlang-questions@;
>>> Fixed
> * the spaces in the subject should be encoded as %20.
>>> Done
> * prepend the subject with "Re: ".
>>> Done
> * Using quoted subject in google query
>>> Done
> 
> Thanks Magnus for very interesting gmane info.
> It has been incorporated. :)
> * Giving http://mid.gmane.org/ URL
>>> Done
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Magnus Henoch
> <> wrote:
>> 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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