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    Re: List Status: we've moved successfully...
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 May 18, 19:07 -0500

    You wrote:
    "one that that I haven't seen  mentioned is getting a dump of the old
    mailing list.
    Even if it is a few  GB of data I'm sure some of us would be happy to
    store it. Multiple copies =  data security.
    So, is it possible?"

    Absolutely (and it's only  megabytes). Let me just invite everyone to relax
    about archives. Yes, there will  be one. In fact, there might easily be
    several. And yes, there are now multiple  copies. Dan Allen has maintained an
    extensive archive, as a single file, that  has already been copied by several list

    Instead of worrying  WHETHER there will be an archive in addition to google's
    self-archiving  functionality (there will be), how about brain-storming a
    little on what you  would LIKE in an archive...? One feature that I think we need
    (which other lists  do not need) is the ability to display space-formatted
    tables and multi-line  equations correctly. How many times has a Navigation List
    member sent a  carefully formatted list of some sort or a calculation to the
    list only to have  all the spaces removed when it hits the archive?? It's
    annoying, and it's a  distinct disadvantage of the archive on i-DEADLINK-com.

    The archive on i-DEADLINK-com  has many holes in it. While I was working through
    some old messages today, I  came across one that had some Russian text in it. I
    was curious to see how the  old (i-DEADLINK-com) archive handled it. So I went to
    1999 and clicked on April. There  were 29 messages sent to this list in April,
    1999. See if you can find them!  :-)

    Incidentally, back in 1999, this list was called the "Navigation  Mailing
    List", the posting address was navigationATronin.com, and each message  was
    pre-fixed with the tag [Nml], similar to the [NavList] tag we have now.  Things do
    change. Things have changed before.

    One final thought: post  about navigation. I say this not as a list manager,
    but as a person with long,  long experience in Internet discussion groups.
    When people engage in  meta-discussion and little else, the group quickly sours.
    We're here to talk  about navigation, right? So go to it... you know how. :-)

    42.0N  87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.

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