IFSJA MegaIndex

(version 0.70 - Mon Apr 15 03:33:45 EDT 2002 msells

What's New

Updated index for search as of Mon Apr 15 03:00:00 EDT 2002. Slight improvements to the CGI and now have a simple-ish process to update the index. I did not update the static files or the rest of this document. They are current as when I wrote them on Wed Jan 9 05:08:30 EST 2002. I suspect I'll update them less often since they require using my brain.

Old News
I added a keyword search feature. Type search terms into box and hit return. You can use regular expressions like (fuel|oil) pump.
Search for:


Introduction

I'm new to the forum and have found a wealth of information! The search feature was particularly handy but a little slow. I also noticed people asking the same questions over and over and thought it would save everyone time by compiling a megaIndex/FAQ type document. Instead of the usual cut/paste job that would be a pain to maintain I decided to just harvest existing information from the forum and link it directly.

I began by sucking down all the message threads I could find and have begun harvesting usefull information from them. I'll continue writing queries/searches in the next month or so and share my results as they come.

The latest version of this can be found at: http://www.studiosells.net/ifsja/

Another good document is the FSJ FAQ available at http://members.home.net/jacobsj/fsj_faq.htm or a local copy is available here.

Possible LONG TERM future projects: Feedback and suggestions welcome to msells@iss.net.

Regards,
Marty.

Sources

This index was built from threads dated July 26, 2000 through December 29, 2001. Roughly 6500 threds (631 .. 7229) were examined. The messages (not threads) per month break down is:
    178 July 2000
   1395 August 2000
   1263 September 2000
   2046 October 2000
   2387 November 2000
   2736 December 2000

   2680 January 2001
   2200 February 2001
     52 March 2001
   2797 April 2001
   3011 May 2001
   3251 June 2001
   2803 July 2001
   2959 August 2001
   2598 September 2001
   3216 November 2001
   2927 October 2001
   3206 December 2001

Not sure why the count is so low in March 2001. I never double checked my logic or counts. Anybody care to explain?

Chronological Index

The current chronological index is here. You can search this by using your browser's search feature. The 6 digit numbers on the extreme left are links to the actual messages!

The HTML version is around 1700k (9 minute download on a 28.8 modem). There is also a ziped version available whichi is only 184k. You are encouraged to save a copy locally on your system to reduce bandwidth!

Keyword Index

The current keyword index is here. It's currently about 300k so will take about about 90 seconds to download with a 28.8 modem. The 6 digit numbers on the extreme left are links to the actual messages!

I made up the keywords in about 15 minutes without much thought. If you have suggestions for additional terms please email me (marty@studiosells.net). It's _very_ easy to add to this list. When it grows sufficiently large I'll make a zipped version available.

Phone Number Index - not finished!

This is a feeble attempt at pulling addresses and phone numbers out of messages. Someone should clean this up and document what they are.

Address Index

This is a feeble attempt at pulling addresses and phone numbers out of messages based on seeing a zip code. Someone should clean this up and document what they are.

Off Site Link Index - not finished!

This is a list of links to sites other than www.ifsja.org. Someone should clean this up and document what they are.

All links have been tested and should return 200 result codes. Some sites return 200 result codes even for page moved or page missing. Shame on them!

Off Site Image Index

The current image index is here. This is a list of links to images at sites other than:
  • www.ifsja.org - Pointlessly long.
  • cgi.ebay.com - Ebay depricates old auctions.
  • albums.photopoint.com - Doesn't work anymore (?)
All links have been tested and should return 200 result codes. Some sites return 200 result codes even for page moved or page missing. Shame on them!

Someone should clean this up and document what they are.

Member Location Index

This was painfully long. I should summarize it somehow.

Unusual Locations

I didn't spend much time looking at the list. The whole USA is pretty much covered. If you want info about a particular state, email me. Some that jumped out to prove out internationalism are:
(number may indicate number of posts)

      9 --Buenos Aires - Argentina--

      2 --Northern Interior of B.C., Canada--
      2 --Yellowknife, NWT. Canada--
      5 --Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada--
     49 --Cambridge, Ontario, Canada--
     52 --Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada--
     70 --Strathmore Alberta Canada--
     73 --Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada--
     95 --Penticton, B.C.  Canada--
    102 --Calgary Alberta Canada--
 
      2 --Victoria, Australia--
      7 --Perth, Western Australia--
    111 --Manjimup, Western Australia.--

      1 --Brouwershaven, The Netherlands--
      5 --Leidschendam, The Netherlands (EUR)--
     11 --Oisterwijk The Netherlands--

     52 --Aboard the USS Peleliu--
     46 --Camp Stanton, Korea--
     24 --NEWHAVEN, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND--
      6 --mexico--