[Chimera-users] searching chimera archieve

Conrad Huang conrad at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Feb 26 12:38:26 PST 2009

Searching Chimera mailing lists is implemented using Google.  My first 
guess regarding the problem you encountered is that Google has not 
re-indexed our site yet.  For example, the term "salt bridge" does not 
find anything, but "putative binding" returns a message that was posted 
earlier.  There does seem to be some oddities, eg an even earlier 
message with "letter reference" in its title is not found by Google. 
Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with Google to be able to explain 
the problems.  My suspicion is that the messages posted in the current 
month are found sporadically because the web pages are rebuilt regularly 
and perhaps Google is scanning us during the rebuilding process.  Once 
the messages are rotated into static archives at the end of the month, 
they should be found consistently.

I can only suggest that, if the search function is not returning hits 
for a recent message, you try viewing the threads in the archive for the 
current month.  If you've noticed older messages not being found, please 
let me know and I will dig further.


Bala subramanian wrote:
> Dear Elaine,
> Long time back, I posted a question on *searching chimera archive for a 
> keyword*. Just for an example, i gave "salt bridge" as a key word in the 
> following link, but it dose nt show me the queries on salt bridge in 
> chimera archive. I dnt undertand why ?. It would helpful for chimera 
> loves like me not to repeat same queries and also to understand all ways 
> of analyzing salt bridge based on previous queries. I am sorry if this 
> question is not relevant to chimera technical issues.
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/feedback.html
> Cheers,
> Bala
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