[ mailman-Feature Requests-874329 ] Next/Previous Month links in archives

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Feature Requests item #874329, was opened at 2004-01-10 03:45
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Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Nathan Gray (n8gray)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Next/Previous Month links in archives

Initial Comment:
Mailman has really improved my life with its wonderful 
archive generation, but there's one oversight in the 
interface.  There should be "Next Month" and "Previous 
Month" links in the thread/date view of the archives.  It's 
pretty annoying to have to manually type the month name in 
the URL or go back to the list-info, then to the archive list, 
then to the month in question.


Comment By: Mark A. Mandel (mamandel)
Date: 2006-06-19 16:47

Logged In: YES 

I second the motion. I'm not a sysadmin, I'm a researcher,
and perforce a research administrator. At times I have been
maintaining 6-8 lists for different but related groups, and
searching back and forth through several of those lists for
a discussion that took place something like a year ago is
just maddening, simply because there's no way to jump to the
next archive set (next or previous month). You have to go up
several pages -- BACK won't do it, because the previous page
was the previous post that you read. And then you've got a
page full of these lines --

	October 2003:  	 [ Thread ]  [ Subject ]  [ Author ]  [
Date ]   	[ Gzip'd Text 19 KB ]

-- and if you happen to have been skipping around before
zeroing in on the year or the quarter you want, there's no
visual clue even to where you were. That's the kind of thing
you ought to be able to keep in mind easily, but late in a
tiring day it's just one more pain.

Your alternative, of course, is to go into the address line
and replace "2003-October" with "2003-November". This is
probably a little more galling for me than for most list
administrators because I have difficulty with long terms of
typing and mousing, and prefer to do as much as I can with
speech recognition.

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