System and method for managing online message board

  • US 6,571,234 B1
  • Filed: 05/11/1999
  • Issued: 05/27/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tracking system for monitoring and analyzing message traffic on an online message board system used by a number of subscribers, said system comprising:

  • a set of message data items stored based on a classification scheme having a plurality of groups and classes;

    a query processing program for processing a subscriber query to locate selected message data items of interest to the subscriber, said query being coded so that each such subscriber query can also be classified by said query processing program based on said classification scheme and/or other identifying parameters for said query; and

    a posting program adapted to receive and store subscriber message data items, at least some of said subscriber message data items being coded so that such subscriber message data items can also be classified based on said classification scheme and/or other identifying parameters for said subscriber message data item; and

    wherein said coding characteristics and/or said identifying parameters of said subscriber queries and subscriber message data are tabulated, and selected portions are made available in tabulated form for inspection by the subscribers.

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