Jeff Abrahamson on Tue, 11 Mar 2003 22:42:14 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] PLUG searchable archives

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 05:49:39PM -0500, W. Chris Shank wrote:
> I've created a portal for PLUG ( - everyone
> is welcome to use it - I hope you find it useful. The forum is searchable
> - and I'd like to see if it's possible to load it with the old plug
> archives. Also - it would be great if the email list could somehow
> automatically be posted to the forum - preserving the threads. I know I
> like getting the plug emails directly - but sometimes there are just too
> many and not enough time - so it would be nice to have that in the forum -
> I think. I don't  expect this to replace the mailing list - but it may be
> useful for some of us who don't use text browsers and would like to
> contribute. I just put a quick theme on it- please don't beat me up over
> it. If you want to make a theme for it - let me know.

Chris, I'm sure you put in a lot of effort, and I want to be sensitive
to that, so take as a preamble that I'm something of a luddite, or, at
least, reactionary, when it comes to web interfaces.

That said, I find it very...busy. I found it hard to see what's going
on right away, even after I have mozilla magnify it to 150% so I can
read it. (The font is eensy-weensy on my monitor. My preference would
be that you just let browsers display at whatever size their user has

I'm afraid I don't follow what the advantage is over the current site.

On the positive side, I just (as I wrote this) found the mozilla
preference that allows me to specify a minimum font size. Woohoo, no
more tiny fonts again, ever! The page at least comes up readable now,
if still quite busy.


 Jeff Abrahamson  <>
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