It is currently Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:26 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 
 Post subject: The search engine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:15 pm
Posts: 560
Location: Israel
I'm sure we all love it and use it daily for our benefit, but here's a prob:

I can't search for "oz whistle" or just "oz"... basicly I can't find any thread on the forum that concerns oz whistles.
I wish oz whistles had a longer name than 2 letters, because they look like damn good whistles, though their compatibility with the forum won't work.

is there a workaround or oz are doomed to search ?

thanks
Philip


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: The search engine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:45 pm
Posts: 18663
Location: San Diego, CA
Philip, I feel your pain. :wink:

By default, the search engine ignores words < 3 characters. 2 letter words would increase the size of the index database, and it is already larger than 22 million entries. We could probably make exceptions for specific words like like "Oz" if we knew what we were doing. With the emphasis on "if". :lol:

In this case, you can search on "Vambrace", which turns up 35 hits. Or you can Google these:

"oz whistle" site:chiffboard.mati.ca
"oz whistle" site:forums.chiffboard.com

which turn up a total of 216 hits.

_________________
Vivat diabolus in musica! MTGuru's (old) GG Clips / Blackbird Clips

Joel Barish: Is there any risk of brain damage?
Dr. Mierzwiak: Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Re: The search engine
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:00 pm
Posts: 2217
Location: The North of Scotland
MTGuru wrote:
Philip, I feel your pain. :wink:

By default, the search engine ignores words < 3 characters. 2 letter words would increase the size of the index database, and it is already larger than 22 million entries. We could probably make exceptions for specific words like like "Oz" if we knew what we were doing. With the emphasis on "if". :lol:

In this case, you can search on "Vambrace", which turns up 35 hits. Or you can Google these:

"oz whistle" site:chiffboard.mati.ca
"oz whistle" site:forums.chiffboard.com

which turn up a total of 216 hits.


The forum search engine sucks, not being able to handle quoted strings, and just looking for the keywords in the string (and ignoring 2 letter words). I have given up multiple times searching the forum with its own search facility.

Can we not have a dedicated Google search form integrated in the page, which searches just the forums? This would need some template editing, but it would be so useful!

Cheers,
Hans

_________________
Hans Bracker - Handcrafted Whistles from Scotland - http://www.music.bracker.uk
Custom built aluminium whistles in any key and other speciality whistles and flutes


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.194s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)