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HyperNews use in HEP - bigger and better

Sep 5, 2007, 4:50 PM
Saanich (Victoria, Canada)


Victoria, Canada

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Dr Douglas Smith (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)


International multi-institutional high energy physics experiments require easy means for collaborators to communicate coherently in a global community. To fill this need, the HyperNews system has been widely used in HEP. HyperNews is a discussion management system which is a hybrid between a web-base forum system and a mailing list system. Its goal is to provide a tool for distributed collaborators to easily follow all discussions in a project, and not be limited to only the use of email. The HyperNews system was first presented at CHEP 2006, although it has been in use in HEP for more than a decade. Over the past year and a half it has been adopted by other sites and experiments, even outside of HEP. A number of new features have been developed, including features to handle attachments of files to postings, and improved management of members and access. Following increased problems with spam in communication systems features have been implemented to reduce spam in discussions. Experience with use in larger communities using HyperNews, as well as new and planned features will be presented.

Primary author

Dr Douglas Smith (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)


Dr Peter Elmer (Princeton University) Dr Terry Hung (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)

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