An idea for the future: providing for a separate field in file descriptions for the name(s) of authors, specifically searchable (and maybe even separately indexed).
I don't suppose that most sysops would make use of this ability, but I certainly wouldn't want to dispense with the author index in a library catalog, and I think that it would have its uses in an extensive file base, too. It would help locate various versions of software that might exist, and identify files that have different names but are actually the same content. If a caller has found a good file that he likes, he could easily find anything else by the same author.
Authors themselves never mind seeing their names in lights :-)
If the flexibility you envision in Synchronet v.4 would allow such a feature to be configured, I would certainly enjoy seeing what it could do.
Thanks again for all your work!
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