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New WebmasterWorld Search

 1:58 am on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Nice Additions ... +1 ... Great Job! Thing's screaming fast and I can actually find what I'm looking for ... Haven't searched more than once for anything, unless I had the query off or the result was in the archive.

If you haven't tried it yet, check it out ... I've only had to use a search engine once since they put it up, and that was for some 'way back' threads in the archives and I could find exactly what I was looking for in Bing or Google either ... Saves so much time finding 'those one threads' I remember reading but have no clue how many pages back they are.


Robert Charlton

 6:07 pm on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

TMS - I'm not seeing the new one operating yet. You must have caught it at a pre-alpha moment. The features look like they will be awesome when they're available .


 6:18 pm on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmmm, interesting ... I just click search, then the link where it says new engine off line for a bit and search, because it works ... I've only played around with the new features a bit, and didn't notice them 'not having an impact' but I didn't run comparison searches with the sliders balanced to see if they made a difference or not, but live on the new weighting options or not, the search works great and it looks like new posts are indexed on-the-fly or in near real-time, which is really cool for finding a post in a recent thread not indexed in SEs yet, especially with the number of Panda related discussions going on.

I've posted and within a short time forgotten which thread a post is in, or which page it's on and I can usually find it very quickly with the new search.

ADDED: Just tested ... The sliders are active and they have an impact on results ... Tested with my post in the May 2011 Update thread and could change the result number it was at via slider adjustment ... It does appear the indexing is real-time too, because I posted that within the last 30 mins and it's indexed and showing in results.

Maybe I'm not supposed to be telling people it works? Sorry Brett, but it's cool!

Robert Charlton

 9:03 pm on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks... I checked it again, in multiple browsers. It works in FF, but not in IE8. I usually use IE on WebmasterWorld, because font rendition in FF isn't great.

I pass it on to Brett that the tool's not working in IE8. Not sure about IE9, as I'm still running XP.

Up until the sliders, btw, the Advanced Search was working, and I used it, Google, and Bing, depending on type of query.


 8:20 am on May 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

It will be great to have a feature to list the threads of a member. I tried the advanced search but if I enter my nick in the member field all I get is "member exists".

For instance if I want to search for my old posts, I have to use a search engine with my nickname to locate something and not always works.


 8:39 am on May 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

Try this...

Search Term: the
Author: enigma1

I got 19 pages of results ;) I didn't go through all 19 to see if they were yours, but my guess is they were ... The first page was for sure.


 3:52 pm on May 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I pass it on to Brett that the tool's not working in IE8. Not sure about IE9, as I'm still running XP.

Are you referring the sliders? If so, I can confirm that they work in IE9.

Robert Charlton

 6:33 am on May 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

The sliders slide fine, but there's no search response in IE8, so I don't know if they're actually doing anything. When I click the Search WebmasterWorld bar, no results appear. This is true even if I leave everything else at default and just enter a search term. Author name confirmation does work.

The advanced search is so useful, though, that I'm now keeping two browsers open... FF to search and IE8 to read.


 7:02 am on May 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I like what I see... but do find cross browser differences. Hope all is squared away soon... and if that square goes to FF then okey dokey with me!

Robert Charlton

 11:04 pm on May 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's clearly a work in progress. Today, eg, the "Author" check button wasn't returned its usual verification response in either FF or IE8, but clearly the function was working when I searched in FF.

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