[Coco] "I had a Dream".

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sun Dec 20 12:51:27 EST 2015

Dennis, I would love to take you up on this offer, but alas.... I have too many Coco projects going as it is. To add one more now would just slow them all down just that much more, especially something as daunting as organizing the maltedmedia archive.
I do hope you find someone who will do it justice as there are a lot of hidden jems buried deep in some of those huge zip files in the newly received section. There's some stuff there that hasn't been posted anywhere else.

Good Luck!



Bill Pierce
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz <bathory at maltedmedia.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:10 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] "I had a Dream".

Oh. I missed this conversation.Thanks for the concern. Downloads are generally smaller now. Only a few bigones, as I think the big robots have done their site-sucking work.What's really needed is someone to organize it. I had a person who started itand then stopped. Now it's hung up as half-organized with duplicates and awhoppin pile of new submissions.It really needs work -- there is duplicate content but almost no actualduplicate material. What I mean is that there are various scans, images andPDFs of the same documents. I think those should all be kept because theirvarious sizes and qualities are valuable in any archive.Meanwhile, if anyone has the energy to follow this through, I'll be happy togive that person access to do it. But I'm interested in someone serious who isnot going to give up. Another half-finished organization will only be worse.DennisOn Sun, December 20, 2015 11:43 am, Stephen H. Fischer wrote:> A better plan is to do some work on the files so the other archive.org tools> for the bone ward can be used. It is not set up for single 72 GB files.>> 0. Perhaps ask that MM CoCo Downloads be turned off except on a password> basis.>> 1. Accept a leader. MOST IMPORTANT! We need a leader to tell Dennis what we> are doing and to insure that members do not abuse MM in doing this mirror and> the recessing checking.>> 2. get a safe copy so it can be split up like Bill has suggested.>> 3. Check and see if it is what we think and the snapshot date so we can track> additions after that date.>> 4. find out who did the download from MM and ban them from MM and the CoCo> list forever. That activity "May" be the reason that Dennis complained about> people trying to download the entire MM CoCo site.>> 5. Start a new archive.org with a better organization and add the files to it,> purging "The invisible man?" files as needed>> 6. Produce copies using the tool I have to allow DECB files be found and> duplicates removed.>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Do not download files from MM CoCo or upload any files except upon direction> of the leader.>> That will cause us much more trouble with Dennis.-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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