Congratulations on your two new additions to your family!!! Hope mother and
girls are doing well. They are precious and will grow up faster then you
As such, I suggest you pass on building a SAS-L searchable archive as it
will probably consume a great deal of time in the beginning, as well as time
to maintain it as it grows.
I use the archive features at http://www.listserv.uga.edu/archives/sas-l.htm
which is available via the web and does most what I would like for now.
Another big issue is building a fast, reliable, index that would be
meaningful to EVERYONE when they wish to perform a search on key words. I
would find creating such an index to be time consuming and most likely not
as complete as you first thought.
And finally, if you could not generate any revenue from such a project, it
would be a WHITE ELEPHANT, a constant thorn in your side, and a probable
flaw in your reputation if you could not meet the demands of ALL SAS-Lers.
It is a wonderful jesture on your part but I think you would be biting off
more than you could chew and handle without much of any rewards, with a lot
of grief as the beast becomes unmanageable.
I think such an undertaking best belongs to the Listserv, SAS Institute, or
some other business entity who can support such a task. Think about it -
Why did Deja.com give up their facility to make these newsforums available
via the WEB? Most likely it was not profitable and consumed a good deal of
staffing resources as well as machine capacity.
Instead, be good to yourself, your wife and your precious kids! Spend more
time with them while they are young, growing, and learning to know their
world! You will regret it later if you do not it now - you can not turn
back the hand of time when you wish you could!
No one would criticize you for not doing this, but MANY would complain if
what you did - did not meet their expectations.
Best Wishes and regards,
PS, believe it or not, I get complaints about what I have and do not have on
my website - and this is totally free to visitors with much of the cost
being covered by my personal resources and time. Go figure???