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Posted Jul 13, '13 at 6:18pm

PJBomega

PJBomega

42 posts

i think we need a forum search engine. it would help out a lot. instead of posting a question or comment that has already been addressed. we can just search for the topic or issue.

 

Posted Jul 14, '13 at 11:31am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

+1.

 

Posted Jul 14, '13 at 11:33am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

(Funnily btw and sure enough, this suggestion itself seems to be floating up from time to time recently. Which I guess only goes to underline the issue ;) )

 

Posted Jul 15, '13 at 3:42pm

chessmaster102

chessmaster102

662 posts

Here is a link to a search engine i use for the forums...

http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=016859555583575919571:3btb4asrns8

 

Posted Jul 15, '13 at 4:22pm

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

Here is a link to a search engine i use for the forums...


Indeed, thanks, it gets passed around here.

However it doesn't load for me (must be blocking something, never mind, I can't be bothered to look up what to possibly unblock), and I've tried searching the forums here using an advanced Google search (pretty much the same thing, I reckon), but the results were meager to say the least. If anything, they'll be too unspecific, I guess. (Think of combinations of +keyword +username +sub-forum +possibly refined by date, etc.) In this case, the hits you get are to very generic pages indeed, if I recall.

I guess together with a site search engine, the option (similarly regularly asked for) to browse through one's own and other users' post history would further the same end; and to have the latter searchable as well, then.

I've seen both asked for enough in my short time here that I guess they must be under consideration; or won't be implemented for a reason if they're not :)

(If I may, can I ask what software this forum runs on? I've looked around but not seen it mentioned, may well have overlooked. Or it may well be some DIY build.)
 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 1:22am

PJBomega

PJBomega

42 posts

an integrated search engine would sure and an ease to the mean.

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 9:33am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

I've tried searching the forums here using an advanced Google search (pretty much the same thing, I reckon), but the results were meager to say the least.


I should report back I've been getting handier at it, and it seems to sort-of work for my ends.

An integrated engine could surely add a lot more versatility, though. I think for more specific searches (where's that one thread that really already addressed this issue...), Google still won't be your friend. Its inability to sort results chronologically is a great drawback, in any event.
 

Posted Aug 8, '13 at 5:10pm

MysterDuck

MysterDuck

104 posts

Well PJ, that's actually a very very good idea, the best I heard. Why didn't it fell on my mind?

 

Posted Aug 9, '13 at 5:32am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

[Google's] inability to sort results chronologically is a great drawback, in any event.


Guess what, I've finally turned my attention to the DuckDuckGo search engine. It has its obvious drawbacks, but among its very welcome pluses, it does feature this ability, to sort results chronologically.

Will need to play with it more to see how effective, but, it's very welcome to me. I've often wondered why Google doesn't; I reckon one argument would be that web pages get updated and redated and whatnot so often, that the results will be of minimal value. But so I'll need to see where it leads with DDG.
 

Posted Aug 30, '13 at 3:00pm

ninjapretzel

ninjapretzel

3 posts

This.
I made a post about submitting games made in Unity a while back, but forgot to check for a response.

Now I can't find where that post went.

 
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