( 1.25 meg) is a sequential list of links to the NYT Missile Defense Forum from
its beginning, combined with sequential lists of two distinguished anonymous
posters to the thread, Almarst and Gisterme. This is a list of
links - which would take 259 pages to print, available for sampling, and to
provide a sense of how big the corpus archived here is.
The sequential list, by number, is also broken down by 1000s of postings in
links under files of archived NYT Missile Defense postings on the main
index page. Links a_md00100s to a_md11000s are lists of links
prior to March 1, 2002. Links a_new_0100s on are after that date.
http://www.mrshowalter.net/BigDirectory.htm was also posted on the Guardian as The NYT Missile Defense Forum, and coordinated Guardian Talk fora, form a large, coordinated corpus , which began as follows.
"A sense of how very big the Missile Defense forum is comes from looking at a full list of links. . . . . And also two collections from especially important posters. Gisterme is the thread's "Bush administration stand-in" and Almarst - the thread's "Putin stand-in".
" Almarst has posted on the MD thread about 2,440 times. Gisterme has posted about 1,270 times. Those posts are listed here and are available for sampling via links..
"Sampling some of these links, one can get a sense of how big the NYT MD thread is, and how much the posters care about it.
"Also something about how much support and forebearance, over a long time, the New York Times and the Guardian Observer have devoted to the threads involved with this work. Support that I greatly appreciate. Support that I believe they have a right to be proud of.
Posts by Almarst are set out and posted separately at http://www.mrshowalter.net/PostsBy_Almarst.htm - a list of links which would take 130 pages to print.
Posts by Gisterme are set out and posted separately at http://www.mrshowalter.net/PostsBy_Gisterme.htm
- which is a 32 page list of links.