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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] mockup of a backlink tool

Looking good!    (01)

I've just noticed a distinction that you might be able to tweak into there.
In the list for who mentioned the link, I'm pretty sure it's showing that
link referring to one of my mails because I replied to a mail that contained
it, not because I actively re-issued the link.    (02)

... Otherwise the betting might get skewed ;-)    (03)

Peter    (04)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Eric Kim" <eekim@eekim.com>
To: <ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:18 PM
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] mockup of a backlink tool    (05)

> I extracted some backlinks from this mailing list's backlink database to
> put together a proof-of-concept mockup of a tool that might use the
> backlink database:
>   http://www.eekim.com/software/tpvortex/backlinkdemo.html
> Except for the form in the upper right, this is a working demo.  The left
> pane shows the URL you are viewing.  The upper right pane lists all of the
> backlinks to that URL.  If you click on one of those backlinks, the
> document linking to the URL is displayed in the lower right pane.  This
> demo looks okay on 1024x768, and not so great on 800x600.
> As a sidenote, look closely at the dates of the backlinks.  This
> particular URL was mentioned in two separate threads on ba-ohs-talk: first
> by Jack on November 22, and second by me three weeks later!  Shame on me,
> right?!  The backlink data serves as a measure of the group's collective
> memory (which in this particular case, was poor).
> One of these days, as an experiment, I'm going to run mhpurple on the
> unrev-ii archives (which spans two years worth of discussions) to see how
> often the same URL was sent to the list as if it were a new discovery.
> I'll start taking wagers right now on how often it occurred. :-)
> -Eugene
> --
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>    (06)