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This is a great site, no doubt. But has seasily the worst search functionality of all the ones I visit.
I know the functions here are geared more towards the power-user with booleans and such over simple check boxes to search for what we want, but does it have to be that way?
[edited by: Hawkgirl at 7:20 am (utc) on Mar. 30, 2005]
[edit reason] No URL drops please. [/edit]
<table align=center cellspacing=1 cellpadding=4 style="border:1px solid #4682B4"><tr><td>Search Webmasterworld: <td><td><form action=http://www.google.com/search target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=q> <input type=submit value=Google><input type=hidden name=sitesearch value=webmasterworld.com></form></td><td><form action=http://search.yahoo.com/search target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=p> <input type=submit value=Yahoo><input type=hidden name=vs value=webmasterworld.com></form></td></tr></table>
Would it not be possible to put that code as a default in to all new sign ups? It's such a time saver, and I can't imagine a member who wouldn't benefit from it.
I believe the code I posted is from bill post that 2oddSox listed. It might have been a different post. It's been a while so I'm not sure where I picked it up. But I didn't come up with the code or idea, I'm just passing along what was given to me. :)
Brett, any reason why you don't add the code as a default in the custom top? I understand, not wanting to promote a specific search engine over another, maybe just make mention of this as an option with a few references to useful posts that explain how to "Pimp my WebmasterWorld interface". Just a thought.
keywords here site:webmasterworld.com
and find my answer. Since this forum/community is geared to the webmaster/search professional, I assume that the visitors are expected to have some ability to perform advanced searches on the engines.
My only problem with webmasterworld's search capabilities is that there is no search for supporters and no way to use a major engine to do so, since the engines are blocked from that portion of the site.
1) A Google Site Search form, powered by google, user ends up in Google after submit. Used for searching old archives
2) Keep the local search (ww-powered), but only for very recent documents. By keeping the index extremely small you a)you can re-index frequently (hopefully continuously) because of the small size
b)You avoid the clutter that comes with large numbers of results. The crudest/simplest search algorithm could be used (if the keyword is present return it, with most recent occurance first).
This would mainly benefit new users, who don't know about Google Site Search. Also, regular users would find it useful to be able to search for a thread that they were recently on, but forget to flag.
As an experiment I did a search for a keyword in a recent post by the ww-powered search. The recent post didn't come up, yet a bunch of irrelevant old posts appeared. Since Google regularly indexes this site, there's no need to have anything but the most recent posts in the index. Yet, it seems the most recent posts are the only items not returned by the ww-powered search.