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An online message board system monitors message traffic generated by subscribers so that intelligent decisions can be made concerning what types of content to locate and retrieve, what priority to use for locating such content, how to organize such content for ease of access by the subscribers, etc. A series of software robots are used to locate, retrieve and sort the content as derived from other online news groups. By studying subscriber message traffic, the system can self-tune itself automatically to constantly adjust content retrieval, storage and presentation in response to changing community interests, desires, and the like. Because subscriber feedback is accounted for and incorporated into the design of the message board system, this enhances the experience for online users, resulting in increased system usage, subscriber retention characteristics, etc.

Title
System and method for implementing intelligent online community message board
Application Number
9/309711
Publication Number
6493703 (B1)
Application Date
May 11, 1999
Publication Date
December 10, 2002
Inventor
J Nicholas Gross
San Francisco
CA, US
Timothy O Knight
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
J Nicholas Gross
US
Assignee
Prophet Financial Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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