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The search capabilities, as I understand them, were created by a third party
and are not fully under the control of our webmaster - Shafat. This is, in
my opinion, one of the weaknesses of the system. I do appreciate the effort
by those who created the search engine but if we are not willing to code our
subjects the ability to find specific threads or posts is painful and most
of the time disappointing.
I'm not sure what it will take to improve the search engine but possibly it
is a financial issue - the cost necessary to replace or update the
capability of our search engines.
Maybe Shafat can comment on this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Valley [mailto:mtv(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 2:52 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: SEAInt Archive Search

I've had a similar problem in the past.  I decided that the problem was most
likely due to the way that the archive volumes are organized (and presumably
searched).  You will notice that 1999a (which is months 1-3) occurs before
1999b (monts 4-6), etc.  When I perform a search, the results returned seem
to be tied to the order of the archive volumes rather than being in reverse
chronological order.  I believe the search stops after a certain amount of
time which means that it doesn't always get to the more recent stuff that is
in later volumes.  When I'm looking for something more recent, I just go to
the volume in question and look at the posts (after appropriate sorting).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Lewis [mailto:rlewis(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 1:12 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: SEAInt Archive Search
> I have tried several times in the last week to do a search in the
> list server
> mail archives.  The earliest date returned in the search is June
> 30, 1999.
> Is it possible to search between 6/30/99 and today?
> Rich
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