If you don't make them open, can you put some links on the listserv
about page to the archives that are open? That would do just as well.
But the official listserv page is what one finds googling, and then one
finds that one can't get into the archives, and one never finds the
'alternative' archives. Just putting a link to them on the 'about' page
would suffice, I suppose.
Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
> On Jul 18, 2007, at 1:44 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
>>> I say 'yes', as long as the archives don't expose email addresses
>>> in a
>>> format suitable for harvesting.
>> Hmmm... I do not know whether or not the mailing list software
>> (LISTSERV) supports the munging of addresses, nor do I know whether
>> or not the archives will even be crawlable by robots. I will check.
> According to our technical support folks here at Notre Dame, the
> mailing list archives are not suppose to be crawlable by things like
> Google, etc, but just as importantly, according to the same people,
> it is not possible to munge email addresses in archives so they are
> not harvestable/readable.
> Eric Lease Morgan
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