[TAG] Time to drop the Site Map?
Tue Oct 4 21:58:50 MSD 2005
[For the Mailbag.]
We (LG's editors) are thinking about deleting the Site Map page, and would
like to get readers' input on it. The
<a href="http://linuxgazette.net/lg_index.hmtl">Site Map</a> is basically
a concatenation of the monthly TOCs, a kind of poor man's search engine.
It was really useful when it was made, but now has become so huge (309 KB)
that it's inconvenient to use, and will only get bigger. Also, our search
engine at the time alternated between being broken, anemic, and
nonexistent. Now we have a Google-powered search, and
<a href="http://linuxgazette.net/authors/">author pages</a> linking to all
articles by each author. So the only other use for the Site Map seems to
be offline searching, for people who don't have immediate access to the
Internet. Are people using the Site Map page? Does it have any other
uses we've missed?
-- Mike Orr <mso at oz.net>
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