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

Subject: Re: crappy search engines [was: Re: ghost town]
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:36:59 -0800

Just add site:http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/ (or whatever your desired
URL) to your search. For example, to look up FrameMaker in the TECHWR-L
archives, enter this search:

Framemaker site:http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/

Another example (to find all mentions of saffron at cooking.com):
saffron site:cooking.com







On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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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References:
crappy search engines [was: Re: ghost town]: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: crappy search engines [was: Re: ghost town]: From: Julie Stickler

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