RE: [rp-ml] Rapid Prototyping Community-Search RP-ML Archives

From: Ron Hollis, President and CEO, Quickparts <>
Date: Sat Oct 04 2008 - 20:48:45 EEST

FYI to all that care...

With the great suggestion of Markus Hitter AND the technical guidance by Deelip Menezes, we have added the ability to easily search the archives of the rp-ml in the Rapid Manufacturing Community (<>).

Thank you each for your contribution......this is an exciting example of the power of community intellect in a global world.

Ron Hollis

From: [] On Behalf Of Deelip Menezes
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:53 AM
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Rapid Prototyping Community

Resending this email as it bounced back


"P.S.: If you want to do something for the RP community, how about crafting a nice search engine for the list's archives?"

That should not be much of a problem. Hannu or Seppo can add a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) to the RPML archives page at Since you can drill down to any message since

1995 by clicking on the links, Google's robot will do the same and index each and every message that was ever posted to the RPML. You could then be able to type a term in the CSE search box and let Google do the hard work of showing you the results.

And if have correctly understood the way Google works, letting Google index the RPML archives by means of a CSE will put them higher up in Google's database. So anyone searching for RP related stuff on Google will be shown information from the RPML archives as well, which could mean greater exposure for the RPML.

For those who don't know what a Google CSE is or looks like, you can see the one I added to my blog at<>. See the small edit box with the "Search" button. It's very easy to do. Mine took just 9 lines of HTML code provided by Google, that's all.

For more information on Google CSE, see


Deelip Menezes
Received on Sat Oct 04 21:00:30 2008

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