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Re: The archive

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Graeme Ritchie <[log in to unmask]>

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Humour-Research <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:15:18 +0000

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I don't think there is any need for everyone to start downloading these
archives. As I said in my message a few hours ago, I have already done this.

Graeme Ritchie

On 29/02/16 13:10, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Dear All,
>
> Here is a link to the archives:
>
> https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=HUMOUR-RESEARCH
>
> The archive goes back to 1998.  I will try to mass download it, later, today.
> Someone else should try, as well.
>
> Donald Casadonte
>
> On 2016-02-29 04:51, Graeme Ritchie wrote:
>
>> 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
>> pages.
>>
>> We would need somewhere to locate these pages.
>>
>> Graeme Ritchie
>>
>> On 26/02/16 18:10,[log in to unmask] <mailto:[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? ])arren. On Fri,
>>>> Feb 26, 2016 at 1:03 PM, <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>>> <mailto:[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]>
>>>> <mailto:[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]>
>>>> <mailto:[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]> <mailto:[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]> <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> with no subject and, in the body of the
>>>> email: 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 Computing Science Tel: (+44)
>>>> (0)1224 272383 <tel:%28%2B44%29%20%280%291224%20272383> University of
>>>> Aberdeen Fax: (+44) (0)1224 273422 <tel:%28%2B44%29%20%280%291224%20273422>
>>>> King's College Aberdeen AB24 3UE Scotland Email username:
>>>> <FIRSTINITIAL><DOT><SURNAME> Email domain : abdn.ac.uk <http://abdn.ac.uk>
>>>> http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/profiles/g.ritchie/ The University of Aberdeen is
>>>> a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683. Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain
>>>> na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683. -- Darren
>>>> Pearce-Lazard Geometry Dad: Twitter <http://goo.gl/1Qo6s5> | Facebook
>>>> <http://goo.gl/jX4Jiq> -- Darren Pearce-Lazard Geometry Dad: Twitter
>>>> <http://goo.gl/1Qo6s5> | Facebook <http://goo.gl/jX4Jiq>
>> --
>> =============================================================================
>>
>> Dr G. D. Ritchie
>>
>> Honorary Senior Research Fellow
>> Computing Science                       Tel: (+44) (0)1224 272383
>> University of Aberdeen                  Fax: (+44) (0)1224 273422
>> King's College
>> Aberdeen AB24 3UE
>> Scotland
>>
>> Email username: <FIRSTINITIAL><DOT><SURNAME>
>> Email domain : abdn.ac.uk
>>
>>
>> http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/profiles/g.ritchie/
>>
>>
>>
>> The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
>> Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.

--
=============================================================================

Dr G. D. Ritchie

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Computing Science                       Tel: (+44) (0)1224 272383
University of Aberdeen                  Fax: (+44) (0)1224 273422
King's College
Aberdeen AB24 3UE
Scotland

Email username: <FIRSTINITIAL><DOT><SURNAME>
Email domain : abdn.ac.uk


http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/profiles/g.ritchie/



The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.

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