About the SWISH++ Discussion List
The SWISH++ Discussion List is, as its name implies,
for the discussion of SWISH++:
the free, Unix-based indexing and searching engine.
Discussion of SWISH++, its features, use,
and implementation are welcome.
Additionally, discussion on broader topics,
such as indexing and searching in general
and web interfaces for searching,
are also welcome.
(The topic must have something to do with indexing and searching,
It is hoped that this will be an intellectually-stimulating
rather than merely being about clueless newbies
who can't RTFM to get the software installed and working.
Bugs in SWISH++ (or things you really think may be bugs)
should probably only be
As stated above, the topic of mail sent to the mailing list
must have something to do with indexing and searching.
A partial list of unacceptable topics is:
Things that are covered either in the SWISH++
or the FAQ
(unless it's asking for clarification).
General programming questions
(such as how you do something in Perl).
Advertisements, a.k.a, ``spam.''
(unless someone deserves it by, for example,
falsely blaming someone or something
when the fault lies with his or her own
ignorance or incompetence).
Additionally, e-mail that does any of the following will be rejected:
Gratuitously quotes entire e-mail messages.
(Trim what you are quoting to the bare minimim
just to give context.)
Contains voluminous source code.
(We're not going to wade through your code to help you debug it.)
Contains voluminous program output.
(A few exemplary lines will suffice.)
If you submit unacceptable mail, you will be warned exactly once.
If you either follow-up or argue,
you will be removed from the mailing list immediately.
If you send mail that is obviously off-topic,
you will be removed immediately.
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