What about a NEWS category here?

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Lately I've been posting a link to the daily search results for Y2K news at Yahoo. Kevin sent me a reply about Sanger's news site, which has been on my favs list for a while. There must be at least a dozen or two Y2K news sites out there. Now I know the category stuff at the end of our top level is for old posts, but does anybody think a News link there would be a good idea? Sort of a "Dogpile" for Y2K news. I know a general search here has also been discussed, and I think is a higher priority. If enough people think this is a good idea, maybe we can talk the boss into giving us both. What is your opinion about a general search and/or a news search? <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 19, 1999


Sysman, a news category would be good. Months ago there was a thread that listed everybody's favorite bookmarks, including news sources. Archives too long to search now. It used to be fairly easy! My news favorite is

Click the above hot link now and look at those headlines! Stunning. Also be sure to click on News Archives in the red box on left.

Gotta go read some of these. It's really getting interesting.

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-- Leska (
allaha@earthlink.net), February 19, 1999.

I, for one, appreciate your posting interesting news items, Sysman, but I think most of the participants in this forum already check the same links you mentioned. (And if they don't, they should. Especially Sangers.)

IMHO, archiving it all here might be redundant, and as you mentioned, without a search engine we'd never be able to find anything. There has been a huge "topic bloat' over the past few months as it is. Memory storage is cheap, but this forum is already placing a pretty sizable load on Mr. Greenspan's server as it is.

One of the best things about this forum is that folks sniff out and report the news items we never hear about elsewhere. That, plus the discussion and commentary that ranges from knuckleheaded to brilliant make this a very interesting place.

That's my opinion, and it's worth every penny you paid for it.

-- Lewis (aslanshow@yahoo.com), February 19, 1999.

Well, we already got pshannon.

-- dave (wootendave@hotmail.com), February 19, 1999.

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