Re: crappy search engines [was: Re: ghost town]

Subject: Re: crappy search engines [was: Re: ghost town]
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:06:45 -0500

You can also use Google Advanced Search to search a forum, no matter what
the default forum search engine is. Just enter the forum URL in the "Site
or domain" field in the Google Advanced Search screen.

I do that all the time when I'm searching the MadCap forums and it works
quite nicely.

It works on http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/ too. Although because of how
the forum is structured, pretty much all you see is the message header,
without much of a clue about the actual content of the post.


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> Some sites use Google or Google appliances as their search engines.
>
> http://webhelp.madcapsoftware.com/flare9/Default.htm
>
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > I don't know of a forums app/server that provides a really good search
> facility. Do you?
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