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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yminus wrote:
Hehe, I just was about to post a new thread to complain about this shitty forum search with this braindead stop-word list and missing of Boolean expressions - and despite the maddening search found this thread dating back to Feb 2003! Sorry folks, I did not read this thread since it is far too long, but believe me the forum search still sucks...
What did you expect, this is Gentoo you know. Move on.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I need to do a search on the forums I usually start with the forum search. If that brings up nothing I try searching on google with "emerge gnome fails site:forums.gentoo.org"
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DownSet wrote:
When I need to do a search on the forums I usually start with the forum search. If that brings up nothing I try searching on google with "emerge gnome fails site:forums.gentoo.org"


Actually the forum search brings complete irrelevant things. I think Gentoo should use Google for it's searches.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dE_logics wrote:
Actually the forum search brings complete irrelevant things. I think Gentoo should use Google for it's searches.

See here for why that's not an option.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dE_logics wrote:
Actually the forum search brings complete irrelevant things. I think Gentoo should use Google for it's searches.

See here for why that's not an option.


Maybe you should start using something like Recoll.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dE_logics wrote:
Maybe you should start using something like Recoll.

Recoll itself is of little use here but when (if?) we move to phpBB3 there are various options for performing full text searches that we will explore.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: The search functionality in these forums sucks Reply with quote

I don't know if anything can be done about it, but the search functionality really blows. It doesn't find what it ought to find.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed -- use Google with "site:forums.gentoo.org" .

I'm sure something can be done about it, just as something can be done about the GLSAs, newsletter, official handbook, and wiki.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can keyword some date limited searches in your browser, too. For firefox with pentadactyl, e.g. "6 months or newer" and "within last year" searches:
`:open fgo6 openrc udev' would find openrc udev posts within last 6 months

fgo6 http://www.google.com/search?q=%s+site%3Aforums.gentoo.org+-inurl%3Asearch.php&as_qdr=m6

fgo1 http://www.google.com/search?q=%s+site%3Aforums.gentoo.org+-inurl%3Asearch.php&as_qdr=y1
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it doesn't suck so much that I couldn't find this topic :)

Merged from here.
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