[gopher] Re: Feelings I got gophering around
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> On a second thought, I remember I mostly got the "Gopher
> is dead" feeling browsing through the list of known "active"
> servers around the world: the number of those servers that
> did not respond or that were serving eight to ten years old
> data was more than disappointing to me. So, I do think
> now that having removed many of those forgotten servers
> from the Internet is a good thing to Gopher itself: would
> anyone take a look at what it's avaible from Gopher servers
> now, he would find fewer servers, all right, but he would
> find mostly servers that are beeing actively maintained and
> that might be even inspiring things to browse through.
Myself, I'm just constantly trying to improve Veronica-2's relevance within
the search set it has. This means dumping duff selectors, although I don't
want to be too aggressive about this as it takes a while for the crawler to
rediscover places that just have recurrent downtime and get winnowed
inadvertently. However, these servers were habitually dead, so out they come.
It took a little while to rip out the duffs and dupes, but I think the result
is worth it. More nice data is chugging into Veronica-2 as we speak.
I have one more Gopher feature to release, hopefully by the end of this year.
A couple enhancements I wrote into my local Bucktooth will also be released
in a pr6 in a little bit, along with some updates to the documentation and
support files (nothing critical, but nice).
> "Pauci sed boni!" (a few but good [men]!)
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