META: Extropian list archive non-functional?

Gregory Sullivan (
Mon, 23 Sep 96 04:52:37 EDT

This topic may have been discussed before and I apologize if it has been.
Normally, I would search the archives before raising a topic, but I am
unable to do so currently - indeed that is the central point of this message.

I have been trying to read the extropian list by periodically examining
the web archive. The web interface and storage capacity are potentially
superior to my current e-mail capabilities. There may be many people who
wish to intermittently read the archive. Unfortunately, the archive appears
to be non-functional. Several weeks ago the updating process stopped and
now the archived messages have disappeared.

It is possible that the archives have been moved; however, no forwarding
information has been provided at the location that has been used previously.
Also, the pointer at the Extropy Institute web site still points to the
non-functional archive site.

Perhaps a note could be placed at the archive indicating when it will
become operational again - or if it will become operational. Of course, it
costs nothing to join the extropian list and I suspect the archive is a
volunteer effort so this message is not intended to be hypercritical.

There is a core file at the location designated by the URL Perhaps some process died.

The web archive of the transhuman list also appears to have been
discontinued months ago, unfortunately.

I am sending this note to the list, in part, because I am interested in
whether or not others find the web archives valuable for reading the list.

Gregory Sullivan