1.1 function range of the program
1.2 Program installation
2. Basic concepts of the program
2.1 contents-referred assortment
2.2 cooperative assortment
2.3 data security
2.4 data protection
2.5 damaged files
3. Description of the individual program functions
3.1 allocation of the main mask
3.2 the menu "File"
3.3 the menu "Groups"
3.4 the menu "Messages"
3.5 the menu "Write"
3.6 the menu "Killfile"
3.7 the menu "Profiles"
3.8 the menu "Cooperative groups"
The program NewsSIEVE enables to you to fall back when reading UseNet messages to high performance filter techniques with which the messages interesting for you are extracted. For pre-sorting the messages NewsSIEVE offers two basic methodologies to you:
On the page the messages can be sorted contents-referred automatically. In this case you give some examples of interesting to the program or. uninteresting messages on. From these messages generate NewsSIEVE a retrieval query, which is analysed by our central server.
On the other page you can administer common reading recommendations also in a group of Gleichgesinnter, i.e. each member of the group marks the messages, which could be interesting for the others.
Additionally to these filter techniques the program does contain the functionality necessary for the "normal" reading of not filtered messages, including the facility tosuppress certain messages over a "Killfile". In contrast to many other programs you can read the individual groups problem-free from different News servers, whereby you can include also such groups, which are not available on the server of your Internetproviders. A further auxiliary function of the NewsSIEVE program consists of, the message writing by eMail into the message boards - this function you can use e.g. then, if you read groups of a server, on which it you are not permitted to write own contributions.
The installation of the program is very easy: Extract the program archive into a again created directory. The file "NewsSIEVE.jar" you can call directly. Under Windows it goes for this, the file with one doubleclicks to open, otherwise you input to the following instruction on the instruction line: "java -jar NewsSIEVE.jar". For the use of the program a Java-2-Runtime is necessary, if this is not installed on your computer, can you the run time system of the Internet servers of the company SUN (http://java.sun.com) download. The current runtime can be downloaded at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/.
NewsSIEVE enables the user guide in German and English language. If the program should not automatically use the "correct" language on the basis the land adjustments of your computer, then you can modify the adjustment as follows:
Create in the program directory with a text editor a file "locale.txt"
Into the first line of this file you write the language code: "de" for German or "EN" for English.
Into the second line you write the laendercode: "DE" for Germany, "US" for the USA. This specification is used for example for the output by dates.
Subsequently, NewsSIEVE with the appropriate adjustments starts.
For the line-up of the program the following work procedures are necessary:
Select the menu option "file / personal information" and fill out you the display screen mask completely (the inclusive specification on the other tabs).
Select the menu option "file / Register"
The specification needed for the protection of data communication with the server is calculated by this function.
Make a connection to the Internet and select you afterwards the menu option "file / online"
Select the menu option "file / NNTP-hosts"
Enter here the message servers, from which you would like to read messages. The first entry in the list should be the local server of your internet provider.
After these four steps the log-on took place, afterwards can use you all program functions, in order to receive the messages interesting for you.
In the following paragraph some basic concepts of the program are described, the specification of the individual menu options effected in the following main section.
The contents-referred assortment is based on a monitoring system, which you process either over the menu option "profiles / edit rules" define or over the menu option "profiles / generate rules" from the program calculate let can.
The calculation of a monitoring system is only then possible if you marked some interesting and some uninteresting messages. Important it is here that also uninteresting "Examples to show the opposite" should be marked, so that the automatic calculation leads to a good result. As appoximate value you should mark at least 10 texts for the start.
Until the first calculation is possible, have basically two possibilities of pre-sorting the messages:
They indicate some selection rules
They read not filtered groups at the start, in which you expect interesting message and useful opposite examples.
Since version 1) of the use of conventional News programs, is prospective this hardly deviates the more favorable methodology.
The exclusive use of the contents-referred assortment can lead on a long-term basis into a dead end, if the retrieval query becomes increasingly more specialized by additional examples. This leads on the one hand to the fact that the filter outputs ever fewer message, which resembles for it ever more strongly the examples. On the other hand you possibly miss different discussion topics, which are likewise interesting for you. In order to avoid this problems, you should examine the not filtered groups of messages additionally to the contents-referred assortment also occasionally, in order to look for new topics.
The training examples marked for the calculation are stored into particularly for this created groups. Over these groups you can at any time again see the examples. As soon as an example does not correspond no more to its interests, you should provide it either with another evaluation or remove the evaluation. With the calculation of new selection rules only in each case the current evaluations are then used.
The basic idea of the cooperative evaluation is that a group from several readers with common interests unites and exchanges reading recommendations. So that new prospective customers can find the groups already created, the groups are provided with a description. Over the menu option "Cooperative groups / search group" can you up for these descriptions look.
Problems that only the groups already created can be determined, remains it cannot this way not be determined whether perhaps there are prospective customers, who would go through at a certain group. NewsSIEVE cannot lightsee, it can you in addition, here support. In order to make potential prospective customers attentive on the groups, when creating a new group a message is created in each case, which is analysed by the contents-referred assortment. Thus all users are informed, for whom the description of the again created group sounds interesting.
If you do not find a suitable group to a certain topic, you therefore should open one. Indicate for the description of the group as exactly as possible, which contents are to have the group. The specification of key words, which are to be treated in the group, is likewise useful, so that the proclamation is transmitted to the correct users.
During the use of the program naturally information about the user results, about whose protection should be thought. For this reason communication with the server is handled encoded, an unauthorized use of the information by hearing the lines is not thus not possible. The data stored on the server are likewise secured against unauthorized access.
The risk of the data spying on the computer of the users is relatively small, therefore NewsSIEVE does not designate a password query with the program start. You know the program - if necessarily - nevertheless against unauthorized access to protect, by guaranteeing on the level of the operating system that the files can be read by no other user.
To the use of the resulting data by the server operator the following regulations apply:
If you gave permission with the address input, the postal address may be passed on for advertising purposes (e.g. for a letter advertisement). Of course here all data security-legal regulations are kept
The Mailadresse for electronic post office is not released for advertising purposes, they are used exclusively for technical handling.
The remaining information resulting in operation user profiles e.g. the selection rules transmitted to the server become not on third passed on.
NewsSIEVE stores all data in the subdirectory "data". Backup these files regularly, with it to you their acces data, descriptions of group etc. are lost.
System-crashs while the software is running might result in defective files preventing the software to start. In this case you have to repair the database. To do so please execute the file "repair.bat".
In the following section the program functions are described on the basis of the menu options of the main mask.
The main display consists of the following areas:
The menu bar (quite above in the window)
Here you find all program functions.
The group selection list (link half of the upper area
divided into two parts)
In this list you select the group, in which you would like to read or whose basic adjustments would like to modify you over the menu border.
The Message summary list (right half of the upper area
divided into two parts)
In this list you select the message which can be displayed. Displayed in this list a context menu, with which you can assign to the messages evaluations, the function of the context menu corresponds to the menu option " Messages / Score message". You achieve the context menu under Windows by means of the right mouse button.
New messages, which did not read it yet, are colored marked in the list.
You can expand the threads of discussion separately. On collapsed threads the number of messages, new messages and new replys to your messages is shown in front of the thread's subject
The message window
Within the lower area the actual messages are displayed. The display of the messages is divided into the heading lines and the text body. Over the menu option "file / Personal information" can you determine, which specification from the message header to be displayed to be supposed.
This menu option creates the information necessary for the log-on with the main server. Before the log-on you must modify your address by "Personal information" to indicate. After the call of this menu option you select "online", in order to transmit the registration to the server.
By means of this menu option you achieve the input area for your address and further global program options. The input area is divided into the following tabs:
On this page you indicateyour name. You should leaf blank the field "company", if you operate on your private-PC, which appropriate specification entered as "organization" into the messages written by you.
On this page you indicate the information needed for the handling of the electronic post office.
In the field "eMail" the address of your electronic mailbox is indicated, this specification appears automatically as senders in all of you written message. If you do not indicate Mailadresse correct, you cannot write a message.
In the field "Mail2News" can enter you an appropriate gate, which gate used for dispatching those public messages, which could be delivered at none of the other NNTP servers. If you do not have to use a gate, release this field.
In the input field "SMTP-Host" you can indicate the server, which receives your electronic mail, this specification receive you from your Internetprovider.
Over the switch "No-Archive" can you let NewsSIEVE insert into its message an invisible marking, by which the UseNet files e.g. DejaNews are requested not to store your message.
With the input field to "NNTP-port" the NNTP server integrated in the NewsSIEVE Client can be activated. You need this function only then, if you liked to read the message still with a further program. If this is not the case, input to 0 here, in order to switch the server off. Otherwise you input the Protnummer, under which the server should be attainable, normally the port number 119 are used.
In the input field "Text-limit" indicate you, how large text bodies are to be loaded automatically. As soon as a message exceeds the indicated number of lines, the heading is only read in automatically, which actual text must is then later loaded.
Over the switch "use HTTP-Proxy" can you indicate whether the HTTP queries are to be executed from your computer over a Proxy server. If you switch this option on, you must indicate the port number of the Proxys which can be used to the server names in the fields "HTTP-Proxy" and "Proxy-Port" and. Both information receives you from your Internetprovider or network administrator.
On this page you find some switches, with which you can determine, which specification from the message header or in the outline list to be displayed are - always all specification is needed.
With this menu option old messages are deleted. The occupied storage area is available afterwards for new messages again. You should call this function regularly.
With this menu option no more did not need data areas of the message file of the program approved. You should call this function zumindestens if over the menu option " old persons messages delete " many messages were deleted.
About this menu option you indicate to the program whether an Internet connection exists or not. The call of the menu option is displayed by the placed in front hook. The menu option should be concerning ATS only if a connection to the Internet exists.
This menu option starts data exchange with the server. Tested on the one hand the main server will become for new messages, on the other hand the subscribed not filtered groups of messages thereupon it examines whether new messages are available.
Over this menu option you indicate, by which NNTP servers the messages can be gotten. To each server the following is indicated:
Host - the name Servers
Port - the port number Servers
Normally the pre-set value 119 can being remain here, since almost all servers use this value. If it should be necessary to enter here another value then you find the necessary value in the description to respective Servers.
Login - user name for log-on at this server
Password - the password for log-on at this server
With some NNTP servers it is necessary that you prove yourselves before a use with a name and a password. If you did not receive a password to the server, release these fields.
Connections - the number that at the same time to opening
By several data links used at the same time you can possibly accelerate the data communication somewhat. Try out whether a value of 1 or 2 leads to better results.
Here you indicate, which position on the list of the servers is to have. When reading the message texts in to the messages evaluated by the filter in the order of ascending priorities is tried to read the message of the respective server. For this reason the local server of your Internetproviders should always have the smallest priority value - normally this server can be queried fastest.
Over this field you indicate whether you may write on the server message. If you write messages, the program tries to deliver this in the order of ascending priorities at the individual servers. If none receives the server a message of you, additionally the possibility a " Mail2News-Gate " exists to use, to which the message is transmitted by eMail.
Number of groups
You cannot input this value - here one displays, how the server concerned offers many groups.
The creation and modifying NNTP servers are made by the Buttons "New", "Save" and "Delete". Make sure that all modifications must be stored explicitly over the Button "Save". With the Button "Read grouplist" can you a current group list Servers request, in the field "number of groups" can you following see, how many groups on the server are available.
With this menu option the program is terminated.
With this menu option you subscribe the group, whose name is selected in the group selection list. With next data exchange the program will ask automatically for new messages in this group.
This menu option removes a subscription of the group entered before. With data exchange then no more is not looked up for new messages for this group. For cancelling the program asks you whether the messages stored in the group are to be deleted.
Over this menu you determine, what is to be displayed to the individual groups:
If this option is active, additionally to the group name one displays, by which server the group is read.
show 'load bodies'
If this option is active, to the individual groups it is displayed whether to the new messages only the headings or also the message texts are to be loaded. If only the headings are loaded, the texts can load " message/text " later over the menu option to be gotten.
You can display let optional, how long the messages of the respective group are to be kept.
If this option is active, subscribed groups in the list are indicated.
If this option is active, before the group name one displays in each case, how many new messages in the respective group are present. Independently of this switch the groups, in which unread messages are available, are emphasized colored.
Over this menu you determine, how long the messages are to be kept and when the full texts to be loaded to be supposed.
Purge after determines when the messages are deleted with the next "Delete old messages" run.
If load bodies is switched off, for the new messages of the group first only the headings are loaded, the respective message text receive you then only on separate request. Automatic loading should be switched off for the groups, in which you can really read only very few messages and already detect this by the concern. If only the headings are loaded, the texts can load " message/text " later over the menu option to be gotten.
Over the menu option "Message pointer" you can reset you the reading pointer of a group. You need this function, if to a again subscribed group old messages are to be read by the server. According to standard the reading pointer is adjusted in such a way that no messages are read, which were written before the last updating of the group list. Resetting is pre-allocated in such a way that all at the server available messages are read. By the input of a smaller value you can reduce the amount of that to reading messages.
Over this menu option you determine, which groups are to be displayed. They can select here between the display of all offered groups, the display of all subscribed groups, the display of new groups and the display of certain groups. With the latter you input a search word, it all the groups are then displayed, whose name contains the search word. This display version is suitable well for the search for certain groups. According to standard only the subscribed groups are displayed, since these are the groups, which need you most frequently.
With this menu option you can mark all message of the respective group collected as " read ". If you are finished with the examination of a group, you can achieve by means of this menu option fast that the messages not opened by you are continued to emphasize not as " again ".
In this menu you find the functions for the handling of the individual messages:
Over this menu option you can select whether in the message list all messages or only the unread messages are to be displayed. When third option insists the possibility of limiting the display on the discussion sequences (Threads) in which new messages are available. Opposite exclusive displaying new messages has this advantage that you can easily to the preceding messages, to which the new response refers umblaettern. The marking before the menu option indicates, which of the alternatives is active at the moment.
If only the unread messages or Threads with new messages are to be displayed, become the texts, which you read even still further displayed until you change to another group.
Mark as "read"
Over this menu option you can mark one or more messages as read.
Mark as "unread"
This menu option removes the " gelesen" marking for the messages marked in the selection list.
With this menu option you delete the marked message.
If the full texts for the respective group are not loaded automatically, you can arrange a reloading of the texts over this menu option to the marked messages.
Over this menu option you store a message in a file on the fixed disk. The messages are always stored with all heading lines in the format, in which they were read by the server.
Over this menu option you receive a printout of the message at the moment displayed.
With this menu option you can determine for the messages marked in the list that they are not to be deleted also at flow of the preservation time. The messages are indicated afterwards in the selection list. In order to remove the message later again, you select the menu option " message delete ".
Over this menu option you can assign an evaluation to a message. The evaluation can apply either to the generation of the selection rules or it can an evaluation for a cooperative appraisal team be delivered. The submenu is arranged into three sections: With the entry "<no score>" you can remove an evaluation marking concerning the generation of selection rules. In the middle section you find the evaluation categories defined for the generation of rule. In the lower section are the cooperative appraisal teams, to which you can deliver evaluations.
In this menu you find the functions, which need you for writing own messages or for the answer of the messages read by you:
Public follow-up to Newsgroup
Use this menu option, in order to write a public response (Follow UP) to a message. A public response is the " normal " reaction on a public request, only if there is a special reason, should you a private response write.
Private reply to Sender
Use this function, in order to create a private response for a message (Reply). In order to react instead of a public response on a public request with a private response, there should be a justification. A private response is e.g. meaningful if one liked to refer the author e.g. to technical errors, since this response surely interests no other readers of the public group of messages.
New Post to Newsgroup
With this function you create a new message. The input mask is pre-allocated in such a way with the fact that the message is written into the group at the moment selected.
Over this function you can delete one before from you written message from the network. It is not guaranteed however that the message is really removed afterwards from all servers. Cancelling of a message can be meaningful e.g. with offers for sale, if the article were sold. If the selected message does not come from you or already one cancelled, with the call an appropriate error message is displayed to this function.
With this function a message is cancelled, a revised version of the message is likewise spread however at the same time. The overwriting of a message is meaningful in the case that you would like to correct e.g. a contentwise error in your message.
If you call one of the menu options to the writing of a message, the dialog box opens "message writes". Within the window you find the following input fields:
Input the line for reference text of the message here. If you write a response to a preceding message, this field is filled automatically, you should normally make no modifications at the field in this case. With a response you should modify the line for reference text however if the topic changes. Leave the original concern with the note " were: " in the line for reference text are: " new topic (was: old topic) ".
In this field you indicate, to which public groups the message is to be transmitted. If you liked to indicate several groups, the individual names are separately indicated by commas. If you selected the menu option " public response ", this field is filled automatically with the appropriate group specifications.
In this field you indicate, at whom the message is to be transmitted by means of private post office. If you called the menu option " private response ", this field is filled automatically. Make sure that it is normally not desired, if you dispatch a response at the same time as public and as private message.
How to Send
Below the adress you can specify how this message should be send. You can Post to Newsgroup or Mail to Sender or you can do both Mail&Post. Usually you should post your answers to the newsgroup. Under certain circumstances it might be better to mail the answer directly to the sender, if your answer is of no interest for other people. You should avoid to Mail&Post your answer until you are explicitely asked to do so.
Over this input field you can indicate, where public responses are to be written to the message. If you write a message into several groups, should be indicated here, where the response is expected, so that a possibly extensive discussion is not led across several groups.
A special case for this field is to be considered: If the word "poster" is entered here, this means that instead of a public response a private is required. The entry "poster" is meaningful e.g. for offers for sale, since prospective customers should by private message answer.
Request follow-ups to poster by private mail
Using this option you can ask to send follow-ups to your message by private mail instead of posting them to the Newsgroup. You should use this Option if an public discussion about your message is misplaced in the respective group.
Over this field you can indicate a Mailadresse deviating from your address indicated as senders, to which private responses are to be transmitted to this message.
Text input field (lower area of the window)
Within this area you input the text of the message. If you answer to a message, the text of the output message is here already inserted as quotation. Delete all sections from the quotation, which are not necessarily necessary for the understanding of your response.
You write their response best under the quoted
text, to which you refer. If you answer to several sections of the
message, your message consists alternating of quoted text and your
response to it.
Occasionally it will occur that one does not find passages, which can be deleted meaningfully from the quoted text. In this case it - if it around a longer text concerns itself - is not meaningful to take over the complete origin message as quotation. Shorten in this case the quotation on a short glossary word, which you indicate in square brackets. The comprehensibility of your response does not suffer from since the other readers can likewise read the original message.
Make sure altogether that your response should containing more own than quoted text.
Under the input fields are the instruction switches:
With this function you can add to your message the signature from the quoted message as an additional quote. This function is required if your reply references the signature instead of the message-text.
With this function the text input by you is reformatted on a reasonably readable line length. From another message taken over, with " > " characterized lines thereby does not reformat. The end of a paragraph is represented for formatting by a blank line, for the better legibility of your texts should insert you anyway at the paragraph end a blank line.
Over this button you dispatch the message
This button serves to reject the input message the text then neither is stored nor dispatched.
In this menu you find the program functions approximately around the "Killfile". The "Killfile" offers a simple, local mechanism to you, in order to segregate from the not filtered groups of messages determined messages. Contrary to the global filtering over the main server in the Killfile is indicated, what is not to be displayed.
The first three menu options serve to mark unwanted without large expenditure:
Subject -> Killfile
Over this menu option you insert the heading even of the read article into the " Killfile ". Thus messages with same heading are not no more displayed in the future.
Sender -> Killfile
Over this menu option you insert the return address even of the read article into the " Killfile ". Thus messages of the same sender are not in the future any longer displayed.
Over this menu option you shift the selected message into the file " < killed > ". if under " filters / Killfile process " the option " responses delete " are active, become when reading new message all responses in to this messages likewise suppressed.
By means of this menu option you achieve the input dialog "suppress messages". Here you can make entries, with which from the otherwise not filtered groups unwanted messages can be segregated. The analysis of these rules takes place whenever with data exchange for new messages for the individual groups one looks up. The messages segregated over these rules are rerouted into a special file < " > killed ", there can see you the messages, in order to control your exclusion rules.
The upper input field "Threshold" indicates, starting from which evaluation a message is to be suppressed. In the lower part of the input mask you find a selection list, in which the exclusion rules already input are specified. At the lower edge of the display screen mask you find to Buttons to the creation, memory and deletion of exclusion rules. The detail specification to the selected exclusion rule is displayed in the input fields within the upper mask area and can be modified there:
In this field the word is indicated, after is to be looked up.
Here you can leave a note to the exclusion rule.
This evaluation is assigned, if the search word in the text occurs. If the total of the evaluations assigned to a message exceeds the threshold value, the message is rejected.
Over this switch you can determine whether the search word was input as it to be looked up is, or whether it was to be analysed as search samples according to the pattern of regular printouts.
Score 'pattern found'
As this switch you can indicate whether the valuation is to be assigned, if the search word were found or if it were not found. The assignment of an evaluation with Nichtzutreffen of the search condition is in particular meaningful with the use regular printouts.
With this switch you determine whether the search word in the sender line or the line for reference text of the message is to be looked up.
If the switch"regular expression" is active, any regular patterns as defined for the program the Perl5 can be used. The search printouts are formed according to the following pattern:
The normal letters and digits represent the respective character, partly apply this also to special characters.
The point "." represents any character
The character "^" represents the start of line, the character "$" the line end.
In square brackets a group can be indicated by characters, of which one must occur at the appropriate position. You can abbreviate a sequential area with the hyphen "-". "[abcde]" fits on one of the five indicated letters, "[a-z]" fits on any letter (except umlauts). One can also negate the character set, "[^a-z]" fits on any character, which is not a letter.
In order to enable repetitions, one of the following characters can be indicated behind the characters:
"*" for arbitrarily frequent repetition, including 0-mal.
"+" arbitrarily frequent repetition, which must occur at least once
"?" Occurrence frequency 0-1, i.e. the preceding printout can be omitted.
A character string is required by the Hintereinanderschreiben of two items, which develops from joining two character strings suitable on the two items. In particular " normally " written words are simply for itself.
With the bar "|" an alternative is required.
As far as necessarily can be clasped with the round brackets.
If one of the special characters indicated above is to be used as literal, a backslash must be placed in front "".
"((.* .*))|(<.* .*>)" searches for two words (".*"), which are separated ba blank and in parentheses with either pointed brackets or round brackets.
Over the switch "kill replys" can you determine the fact that responses to messages, which were already deleted and moved into the the folder "<killed>", should be also deleted.
Over this menu option you define the evaluation categories, which are to be used during processing of the messages at the central server.
In the top of the window a selection list is, with the Buttons in the lower section can you the list modify:
Create a new category, after the operation this Buttons for the name of the category which can be created are asked.
Remove for an evaluation category created before
Modify the name of a category, after the operation this Buttons for the new name are asked.
Leave this input mask
For the evaluations defined here in the group list groups for the file of the messages evaluated by the server and the texts evaluated by you for the generation of the selection rules are produced. As minimum you should create the two categories "interesting" and "uninteresting". If you create more than one category for interesting messages, you should the category "uninteresting" in any case maintained.
With this menu option you start the analysis of the evaluated messages. After termination of the calculation you can process the new selection rules over the menu option "Edit rules" to see. For the calculation of the selection rules you should collect at least 10 examples of each of the categories.
By means of this menu option you achieve the display screen mask for the input and modification of the selection rules. Above on the mask is a selection box, in which you can select the monitoring systems on the basis their point of creation time. Under the selection box it is displayed whether the rules were already transmitted to the server.
In the input field "Threshold" you can indicate a threshold value, which evaluation must achieve a message, so that the server transmits a message to you. Within the lower area of the display screen mask the Buttons is to creates new entries, for storing more modified and does not delete not far necessary selection rules as well as for closing this input mask.
In the middle area of the display screen mask you indicate the selection rules. The creation of the selection rules takes place after the following sample:
Each line contains a rule, this rule is independent of the others
The entries within a line are separate by blanks
The first entry of a line is an evaluation. This evaluation is assigned to a message, if the selection condition of the rule is fulfilled.
The following entries of the line indicate the words, which are to be queried by the rule. The selection condition of the rule is fulfilled, if all words are contained in the appropriate message.
The words can a tilde "~" be placed in front, this meant that not the presence of the word, but the absence is queried.
Lines, only the individual word with following colon ":" contained, define the evaluation category, to which the following rules are to apply. The first line of the description of filter must contain an evaluation category.
For the analysis of a message first the individual rules are examined and the evaluations of the individual output categories are summed. The evaluation depends now on the category, which achieved the largest valuation total. If this total is larger than the threshold value indicated above, the message is provided with the appropriate evaluation.
10 computers Amiga
This rule assigns an evaluation of 10 at messages, in which both "computer" and "Amiga" are indicated.
5 computers ~unix
This rule assigns an evaluation of 5 to the messages, which
contain the word "computer", in which the word "unix" however does
The selection mechanism can be described by the following example:
10 money fast
10 money make
These rules assign the following evaluations:
interesting/5 for messages, which contain the word "Amiga".
interesting/10 for messages, which contain the word "NNTP".
uninteresting/10 for messages, which contain both the word "money", and the word "fast".
uninteresting/10 for messages, which contain both the word "money", and the word "make".
A message "Make Money with your fast Amiga" obtains the evaluations interesting/5 and uninteresting/10 corresponding. Since the evaluation for "uninteresting" is larger, the message is sorted into this group - we assume that for the sake of simplicity that the threshold value is smaller than 10 here, otherwise no evaluation for this message is assigned.
In this menu you find all functions, which you need for the administration of cooperative appraisal teams.
By means of this menu option you achieve the dialog mask "Search for cooperative scoring-groups". In the selection box at the top margin you can select the retrieval queries executed so far. Under the selection box is the input field for the search words. Under this input field - if it is already present - the search result displayed. In the left section the headings of the determined groups are displayed, in the right section appear in each case the full description to on the left of selected group. At the lower edge of the mask Buttons, with which you create a new retrieval query, are an existing for handling to the server transmit, a group from the result list to subscribe or to a group the description of full text to request can.
In the input field for the retrieval query you indicate the search words, which could be relevant for the looked up topic. The words are indicated simply consecutively or in individual lines. The sequence of the words is not important here.
During the mechanism of new groups the descriptions of group are compared automatically with the interest profiles. For the groups, whose descriptions for you are interesting, you will receive a notification. The in such a way determined groups are entered directly into the group list. With the "croup administration" menu item you can subscribe these groups directly.
Over this menu option you can administer the cooperative appraisal teams subscribed created by you or.
With the selection box at the top margin of the display window you can select the group. The group characteristics are indicated in the following input fields:
This switch displays whether you subscribed the appropriate group. In order to subscribe a group, you only this switch must anhaken. As soon as you check off it again, the group is cancelled.
This switch indicates whether you have a write authorization for this group. The value cannot be modified here. In order to receive in a not public group a write authorization, you operate the Button " write authorization request ", it an inquiry to the owner of the group are then transmitted. Between the switch and the Button is displayed, when you last dispatched a request for write authorization.
This switch displays whether you have the administrative laws for this group. The value cannot be modified here. The administrative laws receive you for groups, which were created by you, or. For groups, which became to transfer you from another user.
This switch determines whether each user is to receive write rights automatically to the group. If the switch is not concerning ATS, write authorizations must be requested with the group owner. You can modify the value only if you have administration rights for the group.
Over this switch it is determined whether the valuations in this group are submitted first to the group owner, before they are passed on to the subscribers of the group. You can modify the value only if you have administration rights for the group.
Here is indicated, when to the access to the group the last mark an error was announced. If the group exists not more, you should remove the subscription.
Under the input fields for the group characteristics you find the input field for the description of the group. For your own groups you can modify this value. Additionally to a textuellen description you should indicate also the most important keywords fitting the group here.
At the lower edge of the display screen mask you find to Buttons for the creation, renaming, memory and deletion of groups.
Over the Button "Update group-description" you can reload the data from the server, so that you can see e.g. modifications of the description text.
Over this menu option you can administer the users writeentitled in your groups. At the top margin of the display screen mask is a selection box, with which you can change between the individual lists. Under the selection box the users of the list are specified. In this list also the users are listed, who requested a write authorization, if the authorization is already given, the entry with one "+" marked.
At the lower edge you find to Buttons for the assignment of the write authorizations:
With this Button you can give the write authorization to a user.
With this Button you remove the write authorization of a user. If this still no write authorization had and only because of a write request in the list is displayed, the request is rejected.
With this Button you can transfer the administration rights to a group at one the user. Consider with the use of this function that you so easily cannot be taken back. They receive the administration rights again only if the new administrator you back-transfers the rights.
With this menu option you delete the information to the not subscribed groups. They should call the menu option regularly, if by the group search a larger number were loaded at descriptions of group.