Opentalks Search Engine?
Posted by MarkTChristy (MarkTChristy), 23 February 2005
I am trying to search for items in this forum, but the search engine seems to be quite obstinate. For instance, I looked at several posts and found that the word "cygwin" appears in many. So I search for 'cygwin' with many different options and it finds zero docs.
Why doesn't the search engine allow finds on message/text/body words. This would be most useful and reduce the number of posts... woudln't it
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 23 February 2005I searched for "cygwin" and got 24 results ....
The default search looks back just 7 days and that's a good default for a forum that's discussing (say) last Saturday's soccer match or Charles and Camilla, but perhaps not brilliant for Opentalk. I changed my search to look back 999 days, and I'll see if there's a forum default I can change too now that it's been brought to my notice.
Oh - you might also want to try our main site search at http://www.wellho.net/net/aboutsearch.html which looks through the Opentalk archives and a lot of other pages (for example the "solution centre") too.
Posted by MarkTChristy (MarkTChristy), 23 February 2005I see --- it also seems to be case sensative? Maybe I'll try those settings and see what I can find!
Here is a good example of shout first and look second...
Thanks for your polite help!
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 23 February 2005Not case sensitive, but it is spelling sensitive and I know that "Cygwyn" has been mis-spelled here a number of times. That will often be corrected in time - my fellow-administrator corrects spellings in my answer whenever she spots them, but we leave user posts / spellings well alone as a matter of policy unless a mis-spelling changes the meaning of the post.
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