It is technically possible to download the entire HUMOUR-RESEARCH archive as an
interconnected set of web pages, which can be inspected in any web browser. (I
have already done a trial run.) I'm not so sure about retaining the indexing and
search mechanism, but if the files could be installed on the web somewhere, it
may be possible to use a customised search engine (e.g. from Google) for those
We would need somewhere to locate these pages.
On 26/02/16 18:10, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Dear Darren,
> The JISC archives are, I think, still currently available. If so, someone
> should download those, so they can be made available. I would contact the
> Maillist coordinators for JISC to see if they will let you coordinate the list
> or at least get the old archives stored.
> Donald Casadonte
> On 2016-02-26 10:16, Darren Pearce-Lazard wrote:
>> Hi Donald,
>> Does this mean the archives will be searchable? It sounds like it will just
>> be a downloadable zip.
>> If the movement of this list is going to lose years of archived messages that
>> will be indexed on the web, that is a real shame.
>> I live in the UK but I no longer work in academia. Presumably this means I
>> don't qualify to be the admin. Is that right?
>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 1:03 PM, <[log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> Dear Darren,
>> It should be possible to copy all of the JISC archive and port it as a
>> compressed, downloadable file for storage on the new Goggle group, if
>> someone wants to do it and if we can get permission from the UK owner. I
>> will ask Jim Lyttle if he wants to do that. For those who are unaware,
>> Google groups stores all of the data put on the groups for possible
>> retrieval by the NSA, FBI, or other law enforcement agencies. This is a
>> bit of a sore subject in the U. S., right now. I don't know if the
>> archives will be publicly readable, but I believe they are, so anyone can
>> read the archived Google group discussions, anyway.
>> Donald Casadonte
>> On 2016-02-26 07:56, Darren Pearce-Lazard wrote:
>> Sorry if this was answered in an earlier message but does the closing
>> down of this list mean that all archived messages will be lost?
>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Graeme Ritchie
>> <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> As you may have noticed, this JISC-managed email list is on the
>> brink of closing
>> down, as it lacks a UK-based person willing to be its "owner". A
>> brief reprieve
>> has been achieved, but this is only temporary.
>> As a long term replacement for the JISC list, Jim Lyttle has
>> established a new
>> Google Group called "Humour Research Forum". This will be for the
>> same purpose
>> as the JISC list, but does not require a UK owner.
>> If you definitely do NOT want to join the new Google-hosted
>> group, please could
>> you UNSUBSCRIBE from the current (JISC) list before Monday March
>> 21st? (Details
>> on how to unsubscribe are given below.)
>> On March 21st, anyone still subscribed to this JISC list will be
>> sent an email
>> message *inviting* them to join the new group. They then have the
>> choice of
>> accepting or declining this invitation. Also on that date,
>> everyone will be
>> unsubscribed from the JISC list.
>> Shortly after that, this JISC list will close down completely.
>> If you have queries about the JISC list, send them to
>> [log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> Questions about the running of the new Google-hosted list should
>> go to
>> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
>> Graeme Ritchie
>> HOW TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST:
>> Send an email to [log in to unmask]
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]> with no subject and, in the body
>> of the
>> UNSUBSCRIBE HUMOUR-RESEARCH
>> You *must* send this from the same email address as the one
>> registered on this
>> list, as the JISC server extracts the address from the
>> unsubscribe message in
>> order to know which account to alter.
>> Dr G. D. Ritchie
>> Honorary Senior Research Fellow
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