[Chimera-users] searching chimera archieve

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Feb 26 12:49:39 PST 2009

Hi Bala,
Although not helpful for your "salt bridge" example, in general I  
recommend searching the documentation (Help... Search Documentation in  
the Chimera menu) before searching the chimera-users archive.  I will  
try to put something in the documentation that mentions salt bridges,  
although it may not happen right away (many many things need  

On Feb 26, 2009, at 12:38 PM, Conrad Huang wrote:

> 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.
> Conrad
> 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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