Mudcat Café message #1938382 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19340   Message #1938382
Posted By: wysiwyg
16-Jan-07 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
Subject: RE: Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide
I answered Will's question where he asked it.

A simpler way to understand the goal of correct titling of subject lines is to look at this example:

Q's Posts

If you will just click to bring upo that page, you'll see it's quite easy to use that search feature to sort his new material from his replies to exisiting material, and to use Find in Page to quickly determine if he has posted a lyric one might be in need of finding.

About 90% of what's now in the permathread index was found in old threads by doing that with the posting history of several aficionados of the genre, when we started that permathread. Volunteers each took on particular keywords and posting histories to compile the index.

Therefore, if you adopt that convention, your posting history can be linked in the permathread as a quick way of mining your research for valuable gems.

I know it's a lot of work-- I remember how long it took ME to do the searches I did as my part of compiling that index! Just let us know what you can do, and I will seek out volunteers to pick up the slack on the old posts, as long as the future posting will be done as we've discussed.

Thanks! Going to be offline now for a bit--

~Susan