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Re: st: Stata listserv as RRS feed?


From   John Leblanc <John.LeBlanc@dal.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata listserv as RRS feed?
Date   Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:31:26 -0300

Good reflections on RSS feeds; I'll stick with Gmail. Perhaps you
could give some pointer on how best to use Gmail for Stata?

What I do now is have the have them filtered into a special Stata
inbox. I then scan them, mark them read, and then use the label
feature to remove them from the stata inbox and add them to my Stata
archive.

Are there more efficient ways to manage this or do you have other
pointers that make it easy to manage & search Stata on Gmail?

Regards, John

On 28 July 2011 10:19, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> In principle, you can already do this through Nabble.
>
> By the way, my policy as Statalist FAQ maintainer is not to document
> what people do downstream of Statalist, for two reasons:
>
> 1. We are not responsible for what is done downstream of us, any more
> than we are responsible for members forwarding Statalist postings to
> others.
>
> 2. It has proved wasted effort in the past. The most extensive
> archive, maintained by a Portuguese user and including all Statalist
> postings from the beginning, just disappeared. Yahoo echoed Statalist
> for some years and then just stopped doing it. Various attempts to set
> up RSS feeds of Statalist have mostly run into difficulty within a few
> months. In each case the sites did not maintain coverage of Statalist.
> I've no idea what the problems were.
>
> Even in the case of Nabble, what you can see there _now_  is not a
> complete archive. Perhaps what you see is restricted to threads
> started by people posting via Nabble. (When Nabble started covering
> Statalist I think its coverage was complete.) Neil Shephard may be
> able to comment further.
>
> Regardless of RSS feed, I've found that gmail, which is free, does a
> fair job of grouping postings by threads, although as a Statalist
> member pointed out privately, certainly not a perfect one.
>
> Note also that several web forums, such as Stack overflow, allow Stata
> questions.
>
> There was even a suggestion that Statalist be abolished in favour of
> Stack overflow
>
> http://www.econjobrumorsarchive.com/topic.php?id=14865
>
> Long-time followers of this list may like to work out which of the
> anonymous contributions to that thread came from me.
>
> Nick
>
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM, John LeBlanc <John.LeBlanc@dal.ca> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> I'd prefer to unclutter my mailbox and read Statalist as an RSS feed, e.g.,
>> with Google Reader.
>>
>> Can this be done?
>>
>> Are there disadvantages, e.g., makes it too difficult to reply?
>>
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